John McCann, managing director and founder of one of the UK’s leading food manufacturers, Willowbrook Foods, has been bestowed the honour of a Member of the British Empire (MBE) in recognition of his outstanding services to the food industry and the community in Northern Ireland. Mr McCann was formally presented with his MBE by HRH…Details
The time of year has come around again were Willowbrook welcomes another placement student. This years student is a Miss Kathryn Aston who has recently joined the NPD team. She is currently in her 2nd year of study for an undergraduate MSci in Food Science and Food Security at Queens University, Belfast. Kathryn will be…Details
Willowbrook Foods proudly won an award for ‘Best New Service and Product of the Year’ CEO, MBE John McCann received this award for securing a major contract with Alpha Catering. The Killinchy Fresh food company has been contracted to supply a unique wide range of salads for more than 130 international airlines worldwide. This is an exciting…Details
CEO of Willowbrook Foods discusses the lettuce crisis with Countryfile presenter Tom Heap.
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John McCann: ‘My father said to me, here are two or three fields for you to grow veg… let’s see what you can do’
He’s a champion sailor who came third in the world championships in 1983, and the son who turned his back on the family farm on the shores of Strangford Lough — only to return and transform it into one of the UK’s most successful salad companies with annual sales of around £23m. And at 72,…Details
Willowbrook Foods takes to the skies with world’s airlines after securing major contract with Alpha Catering
ONE of the north’s leading food firms Willowbrook Foods is flying high after winning a major contract to supply salads for airline caterer Alpha Catering. The Killinchy company has been contracted to develop, produce and supply a new range of deli-style salads for airborne passengers on more that 130 international airlines worldwide. Almost 70 innovative…Details
We are delighted to announce that Willowbrook Managing Director John McCann has been included in the New Year’s Honours List for 2017. The Honours List recognises the achievements and services of extraordinary people across the UK. John has received his MBE For services to the Food Industry and the community in Northern Ireland. Willowbrook Foods…Details
News Release 24 November 2014 Leading Co Down based food company, Willowbrook Farm, has presented the College of Agriculture Food and Rural Enterprise (CAFRE), with a new annual cup to recognise and reward students who excel at food innovation. The ‘Willowbrook Food Innovation Award’ will be presented at CAFRE’s annual prize giving to the final…Details
News release 11th November 2014 Willowbrook Foods, Ireland’s largest lettuce producer, is marking the change of season by visiting current and potential new suppliers in Spain as the growing season in the UK slows down. Willowbrook Foods, which is based in Co Down and supplies bagged lettuce and salad to the retail and catering sector…Details
The Blas na hEireann awards celebrate the very best in Irish food and drink. Willowbrook foods are delighted to have been awarded a gold medal for our recently launched Mediterranean Salad Bowl. This result is a testament to the Willowbrook Food Innovation Centre that is constantly striving for greatness with new and exciting products.