Willowbrook Foods recognised at food manufacturing awards

L-R, Former England rugby international and awards host, Matt Dawson, Willowbrook Foods' Colin Stanley and Jon Poole, CEO of the IFST
10/11/2017 - 07:00
Northern-Ireland based producer Willowbrook Foods has been named the UK Fresh Produce Manufacturing Company of the Year at the UK Food Manufacture Excellence Awards (FMEAs).

Established in 1968, the manufacturer has become one of Ireland’s largest bagged salad processors, supplying to retailers, ingredients manufacturers and food service providers in the UK and Ireland.

The company was praised by the FMEA judging panel for its double-digit turnover growth which has climbed from £21.2 million in 2015 to £25 million last year and £28 million in the 2017 financial year

The group’s says its turnover for the year to date currently stands at £33 million.

Managing director, John McCann, said: “We are delighted to have been honoured with this award as we were up against firm competition from food companies from across the UK.

“An accolade such as this is reassurance to our customers that our product range is of the highest quality and proof of the ambitious nature of our business.

“We remain focused on growing our presence across the UK and Ireland by delivering the very best in fresh foods, from mashed potato to bagged salads, prepared vegetables to salad bowls.

“Innovation is at the core of our business as we seek to create convenient, high-quality solutions to meet the needs of the retail and foodservice sectors.”

The annual FMEAs, organised by William Reed’s food manufacture group, are in their 17th year.

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