Supply chain and food distribution specialist Oakland International is set to continue recruiting in Ireland following last year’s growth trend which saw a 20% increase in its Irish workforce.
Offering customers a focused, reliable and flexible supply chain service, Oakland supports food retail customers from their Ireland and UK facilities, gaining a solid reputation for growth through sustainability whilst adding value and leverage through their expertise.
Oakland International Ireland General Manager, Richard Hill, commented: “Oakland International grew employee numbers by 20% in Ireland during 2015 and so far this year we have already added a further two employees to our team. Business like for like sales growth increased by 26% with customer numbers up as we maintained focus on providing a premium service to suppliers and retailers. With cost a major factor in product success we will continue to work hard to ensure we avoid driving costs into the supply chain.”
Opening their Ashbourne depot in 2009, Oakland works with Irish producers of all sizes to help them access UK retail, they also provide, through their UK based facility, a specialised Distressed Load Management service which reduces food wastage following the effects of consignment damage or loss, and delivers notable environmental benefits.
Celebrations continue in the UK with Oakland International selected as a Midlands Regional Finalist in the National Red Ribbon Awards at Wembley Stadium, which recognise the significant contribution UK family businesses make to the economy financially and as sustainable, responsible local businesses and employers.
Oakland International Founder Chairman, Dean Attwell, commented: “We are thrilled to be a Midlands Regional Finalist and look forward to representing the Midlands at the National Red Ribbon Awards Ceremony in July.” Joining previous winners such as Michel Roux Jr, Oakland’s advanced business approach has radically reduced their carbon footprint/energy consumption through investment in a range of energy efficient technologies and green initiatives.
Dean added: “Our selection is positive acknowledgement of our passion, integrity and commitment as a responsible family business to embrace innovation and change to deliver sustainability and value added services for our customers throughout our partner networks.”
Oakland International supplies UK and Irish retail, wholesale, discount and convenience markets from their UK and Ireland depots.
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