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Meet Our Team

John Burke

John Burke is the founder of the Irish FreeFrom Food Awards. He has been a judge at the FreeFrom Food Awards UK since 2010. He is passionate about the FreeFrom industry, having a personal reliance on FreeFrom foods. He wants to see the continuing growth of the Irish FreeFrom landscape and hopes the awards will encourage and recognise ongoing innovation.

Lisa Acton

Being married to a coeliac, Lisa is delighted to be involved with the FreeFrom Food Awards, having cooked and baked with gluten-free products for over 24 years. With a background in Business Admin, she also brings extensive personal experience to the awards and a belief that FreeFrom producers should be recognised for their excellence.

Emma Clarke Conway
Awards Co-ordinator

As a lifelong coeliac, Emma brings a wealth of experience to her involvement as Awards Coordinator of the FreeFrom Food Awards Ireland, having worked in the Coeliac Society of Ireland for over 11 years. Emma established Express PR to provide PR services to small businesses and is also Development Officer for the Post Polio Support Group.

Deanna McIlhatton
Product Co-ordinator

With a background in retail and customer service, Deanna is used to meeting challenges. She will ensure that every product will reach the Judges' table in the manner in which the entrants intend, ensuring that each FreeFrom entry is showcased at its best. She is married with two children and is an avid cook and baker in her spare time.

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Media Partners

special award sponsor

"Juvela are delighted to continue our association with the annual FreeFrom Food Awards Ireland. This award programme goes from strength to strength highlighting the excellent quality and impressive range of diverse entries that go before the judges every year. Our sponsorship of the award for Services to the Industry allows us to highlight the input and dedication of people in the FreeFrom arena, where we ourselves are a stalwart brand for over 25 years. We look forward to once again sponsoring this important award for the freefrom community in the 2019 FreeFrom Food Awards Ireland."

Orla Kieran,
Sales & Marketing Manager Ireland