Valeo Foods,  owner of the Jacobs biscuit brand, has appointed Hilliard Lombard as managing director of its  Irish business

Valeo Foods, the owner of Batchelors and Fruitfield, has beefed up its senior management team by hiring Hilliard Lombard, the former head of Aryzta’s(...)

Revenues at agri-services group Origin Enterprises fell by 4.6 per cent in the six months ending January 31st as the company reported a pretax loss of(...)

The analysis of top-tier management committee roles at 150 of the biggest consumer brands and grocers across Europe was conducted by Dublin-headquartered industry publication, European Supermarket Magazine.

Women are “seriously under represented” at the most senior executive levels in the grocery, retail and consumer goods sectors despite being the most (...)

 Michael Carey says access to funding, and the related issue of perceived balance of risk and reward, is one of the major barriers for entrepreneurs. Photograph: Eric Luke

In the context of the uncertainty about Ireland’s political leadership, potential changes to policy on entrepreneurial activity should be closely watc(...)

Founded in 2010 by brothers Eddie, Patrick and Ciaran O’Loughlin, ECM College  employs 60 people

Lioncourt Investments, a business founded by well-known investors David Andrews and Michael Tunney, has acquired the Dublin language school ECM Colleg(...)

 Origin Enterprises chief executive Tom O’Mahony, chief executive: said the company remains “highly cash generative” with a war chest for future acquisitions of €150 million. Photograph: Eric Luke

Origin Enterprises has an acquisition warchest of €150 million should the right opportunity present, chief executive Tom O’Mahony has told The Irish (...)

Alan Walsh, chairman of  One51. While the company is a plc, its shares are traded on a grey market rather than listed on any stock exchange.Photograph:Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

A number of One51 shareholders are expected to accept private equity fund Capvest’s proposed €1.80 a-share offer for the plastics and waste group, rai(...)

Origin has reached agreement to acquire the Romanian agri-service firms Redoxim and Comfert for a combined €54.4 million

The Irish-listed agri-services group Origin Enterprises has announced the disposal of its 32 per cent stake in Valeo Foods to CapVest Partners in an €(...)

East Coast Bakehouse managing director  Michael Carey: “We love the food industry. We get a real buzz out of doing stuff in the food sector. The opportunity here is very real.”   Photograph: Eric Luke

The many biscuit packets strewn across the conference room table in Michael Carey’s office on Fitzwilliam Place offer the first clue as to the entrepr(...)

Michael Careyof East Coast Bakehouse: company’s factory  is the size of a football field  that will “provide a new commercially competitive local Irish source of biscuits” and avail of a ” great opportunity to provide high-quality biscuits to UK retailers.” Photograph: Eric Luke

The welcome given to plans by former Jacob Fruitfield management to set up a biscuit factory in Drogheda creating 100 jobs has to be tempered by the k(...)