Business ideas are never in short supply. But having the confidence and skills to see them through is a different matter. The part-time diploma in speciality food production at University College Cork (UCC) aims to give students the contacts and knowledge needed to pursue their enterprise. The course, delivered over a one-year period, boasts some impressive alumni since it began in 2005. Norma Dinneen from Bo Rua Farm cheese, Norma Leahy from Carralea Dairy products and Philip O’Connor from Seymours Irish Biscuits are just some of the past pupils.