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 are a fresh food producer and processing company based on the McCann family farm in Killinchy.
Willowbrook Foods creates a variety of products which are exported throughout the UK and Ireland. The family owned business was officially established in 1968 when Managing Director John McCann began farming vegetables on his father’s land and started selling the produce in local markets. Initially Willowbrook Foods were producing prepared and packaged vegetables and soup mixes and in 1978 they secured their first major contract with Wellworths and since then they have gone from strength to strength.
At present the company have just over 220 employees working between the three factories. Willowbrook Foods have sustained BRC accreditation Grade A for over 10 years and are approved by the Soil Association for processing of organic salads, the only company in Ireland and N. Ireland with this accreditation.