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Yvonne Scully

A well experienced business consultant to Irish Food and Drink Producers supplying the Irish and International Retail, Foodservice, B2B, Direct Sales and Online Sectors having worked in a business consultant / mentoring role for the past 12 years. I founded and ran my own successful food business, Bia Kid Ltdsupplying all Irish multiples and exporting until 2009. I am an Angel Investor in Irish Food and Drink companies and an active member and investor on the HBAN Food Investor Syndicate. I have been an active member of the EI mentoring panel for the past 7 years working with 23 EI clients to date, primarily in the Food HPSU section. I am also an EI Business Growth Advisor and regularly participate in EI Investor Pitches. I work with Local Enterprise Offices providing training and mentoring to food and drink company clients through their Food Starter Programmes and mentoring programmes and work closely with Bord Bia on mentoring and training their clients. I have been a programme creator, facilitator and trainer on the LEO/Bord Bia SuperValu Food Academy since its inception in 2014I have been on the EI/Bord Bia/Teagasc Food Works Panel for the past 3 years. I also work on consultancy projects for large food and drink companies. With a background in Finance and Investment Banking and an MBA, I focus on Funding, Business strategy, Sales and Marketing for start-up and growing Food and Drink Companies. 

Exceptionally skilled and experienced in: 

  • Investor Ready Business Plans and pitches 
  • Business Models and Business Strategies  
  • Business Continuity strategies including diversification into new business sectors 
  • Business Feasibility Studies for new and existing business looking to diversify 
  • Business Plans for new and expanding businesses 
  • Pricing  
  • Financial forecasting 
  • Cash-flow analysis forecasting 
  • Identifying appropriate sources of funds and funding applications and requirements 
  • Sales to the retail, B2B, B2C, online and foodservice sectors in Ireland and internationally including how to gain listings 
  • Branding, Marketing and PR for food and drink companies 
  • Distribution and logistics 
  • Operations 
  • Manufacturing and subcontract manufacturing 
  • Supply Chain Management 

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