Denis Brosnan interview starts at 2 mins 18 secs.
250 finalists and industry representatives attended the Zurich Farming Independent Awards Gala Dinner, which saw a lifetime achievement award being presented to Kerry native Denis Brosnan for his formative role in the establishment of Ireland’s largest food company, Kerry Group.
He told the packed banquet that he was “humbled and honoured” to be receiving the award 10 years on from his retirement from the €8bn company that he helped create.
“I loved working with farmers, and it was a wonderful industry to be part of, where everybody is salt of the earth,” he said.
He also paid tribute to the other eight award winners on the night.