Sligo’s Alison Gorman of Hawthorn Bakehouse
Sligo’s Alison Gorman of Hawthorn Bakehouse talks about her journey to an award winning busines, making delicious Cookies, Brownies & Treats for sale at www.hawthornbakes.ie . She is joined by Liam Kiely of the Local Enterprise Office Sligo who outlines the supports offered by LEO Sligo to aspiring entrepreneurs.
Alison Gorman is a baker and cook. Having trained at Ballymaloe Cookery School and spent several years baking and cooking professionally in Dublin she launched Hawthorn Bakehouse in 2020 after returning to her native Sligo. She makes small batches of delicious brownies and cookies, always using the best quality ingredients and then ship them beautifully packaged nationwide to you fantastic fans of delectable bakes. They make the perfect treat for yourself, or whoever you want to gift with a little something sweet and delicious to make their day.
The Hawthorn Treat Boxes feature classics bakes, new twists, and seasonal specials. They always use gorgeous Belgian chocolate, free range eggs from a local farm, and real Irish butter.
If you’d like to chat to them about pre-orders, larger orders, wholesale, local collection or anything else we can help with you can email them at [email protected]
Coeurine Henderson of Murson Farm
Coeurine Henderson of Murson Farm talks about changing her work life & creating an award winning business with her husband Ciaran making Jams, Marmalades and Chutneys for sale at SuperValu Ireland stores in Grange, Tubbercurry & Ballisodare, Co. Sligo. She is joined by Liam Kiely of the Local Enterprise Office Sligo who outlines the supports offered by LEO Sligo to aspiring entrepreneurs.
Londis, Mc Crann’s Cleveragh Road, Sligo also stock Murson Farm Jams & Marmalade.
The Murson Farm is situated in the small village of Grange in the North of County Sligo and is the passion of Ciaran and Coeurine Henderson. The name of the farm comes from a combination of both surnames, Murray and Henderson.
They grow an array of fruits, vegetables and herbs which are not only used in their Jams and Chutneys, but also available to order and pick up from their farm.
Back in the early 2000’s, Ciaran indulged his lifetime love of animals and invested in some sheep, followed closely by some pigs, hens and bees. A vegetable, fruit and herb garden were started and Coeurine began to experiment with the range of fresh produce available to them. They have since expanded with the impressive range of chutneys, jams, jellies, Apple Juice and Cordials that are now available to buy
Clothilde Rambaud of Clo’s chocolates
Clothilde Rambaud of Clo’s chocolates talks about choosing #Sligo & starting her award winning business making seriously mouth watering chocolates. She is joined by Liam Kiely of the Local Enterprise Office Sligo who outlines the supports offered by LEO Sligo to aspiring entrepreneurs.
Going back to the age of eight Clo had a passion for food and went to school at Les Sorbets, Noirmoutier, France, where she learned the art of Patisserie and Chocolate making.
This led her to a two Michelin Star Restaurant in Paris “La Table de Joel Robuchon” with the renowned Joel Robuchon. Clo further mastered her craft here and perfected her chocolate making creations.
In Paris she worked with the team creating chocolates and patisseries for the restaurant with responsibility for the daily chocolate dessert creations.
Clo wanted more opportunities and travelled in New Zealand and Europe all the time perfecting her craft and always learning within the trade.
She arrived in Ireland and fell in Love with the country and in particular Sligo. She met her partner Tomasz in Sligo and after some more travel Sligo was calling and they returned and bought a small bakery in the heart of the town at Tobergal Lane, Le Fournil Bakery.
Shortly after this Clo Chocolates, her long dreamed of chocolate business was established. Over the past 10 years Clo has developed her range of chocolates and combined this knowledge with fresh local Sligo produce reflected in the flavour of her unique blend. Not surprising this has won her many awards for her ranges where she won Gold in 2020 for her Boozy Truffles and in 2021, Clo won Gold for her Whiskey experience linking up with another great local producer, Lough Gill Distillery and their whiskey Athrú.
Clo went on to receive Overall Winner in County Sligo for a second year for 2021 in Blas na hÉireann.
Clo Chocolates is a family business, a small team in a community of friends, working together to make the dream come through. To purchase her award winning chocolates visit her website at www.clochoclates.ie
Karol Butler of Sligo‘s Good4U
Meet Karol Butler of Sligo‘s Good4U talking about their business: https://good4u.co/ making delicious and healthy snacks. He is joined by who outlines the supports offered by to larger businesses.
Good4U produce some of the healthiest foods on the planet including sprouts & seeds. Available in all major retailers in Ireland “Feel The Benefit”.
Good4U is owned and managed by the Butler family. They grow, harvest and pack a range of sprouted seeds and seed mixes at our factories in Sligo and Tyrone.
Good4U was founded in 2004 by the Butler Family, Bernie Butler and her two daughters Laura and Michelle and her son Karol. The company makes over 50 products and is stocked in all the leading supermarkets in Ireland and in the UK by Tesco, Waitrose and Sainsburys. Over 80% of its business is in the UK but the company are expanding into other European markets and beyond.
The company has two manufacturing units one in Sligo and the other in Tyrone so Brexit has not impeded their business.
Their commitment is to producing healthy and honest products that are affordable and sustainable. The Company is a Bord Bia Origin Green verified member and has achieved BRC accreditation.
You can try their product at your local supermarket or directly from their website: https://good4u.co/