Agri-Food Business of the Year Award
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Closing date for votes: 10am, Tuesday 7th October. Please note: voting does not determine the overall winner.
Molloy’s Fish Market
In April 2012 brothers Shane and Paul Molloy opened Enniskillen’s first dedicated fish market. Since, business has gone from strength to strength with the opening of a Molloy’s Fish Counter in Tesco Enniskillen in August 2013. Their products are sourced from a family business established in 1968 by Conal Snr, father of Shane and Paul.
They are totally committed to the local fishing community and sell line caught mackerel, squid, crabs, oysters and lobster from fishermen working out of Donegal Bay, as part of their sustainable sourcing policy.
Shane and Paul transport fresh fish from Killybegs each morning, arriving in time to be on display before customers arrive at 9am.
Located in Lisnaskea, Western Brand Poultry Products, is one of Ireland’s foremost chicken producers. They primarily take Irish chicken breast fillet and portions and add value by applying a variety of breadcrumb, and southern style coatings. In a recent development, they’ve added facilities to produce ready to eat chicken products.
Western Brand’s main markets are large retailers in Ireland including, Aldi, Dunnes Stores, Eurospar, Lidl, and Spar, where you will see their products in the Family Favourites, Natures Isle and Birchwood brands, in addition to their own Western Brand.
With their customer base widening, the business has experienced growth in the Northern Ireland retail and foodservice markets.
Baked in Belfast
Based in Monea, Baked in Belfast produces quirky, original pottery and homemade jams, relishes, chutneys and marmalades. Recently the business won two Great Taste awards and a further Theo Paphitis award for their unique Gin and Tonic Marmalade.
Since participating in a business mentoring programme – Survive and Thrive – the business has doubled its number of stockists and its turnover. All raw materials are bought, where possible, locally in Fermanagh and all production takes place at the premises in Monea. The next stage of development within the business is in the area of employment with the potential to create two jobs in the next three to six months.
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2014 – FHBA – Agri-Food Business of the Year Award