In response to sterling’s weakness, Irish producer Codd Mushrooms plans to expand operations into the UK. Similarly, Kepak Group, one of Ireland’s largest meat processors, has acquired four production sites in Britain. Photograph: Omar Marques/SOPA Images

The UK is scheduled to leave the European Union on March 29th next. Continued uncertainty on the prospects for a Brexit deal is causing major volatili(...)

Minister of State for Food, Forestry and Horticulture Andrew Doyle; managing director of Codd Mushrooms Leslie Codd  and  Aldi Ireland buying director Paul Scally

German-discounter Aldi has contracted Carlow mushroom producer Codd Mushrooms to supply it with €9 million worth of produce in a two-year deal. The (...)

Raymond and Leslie Codd, Codd Mushrooms: “Our greatest business achievement is that we have captured more than half of Ireland’s mushroom sales.” Photograph: Richie Stokes

Having been brought up in a farming background, it’s not altogether surprising that Raymond and Leslie Codd were both interested in working in the agr(...)

Codd supplies over 50 per cent of  mushrooms consumed in Ireland and the move will give it a presence in  Britain, where Rothwell has a 5 per cent market share. Photograph: iStock

Carlow-based Codd Mushrooms has agreed a deal to acquire a company in Britain in a move it expects will more than double its revenues within four year(...)

Kevin McLoughlin with Ian Murphy, director of  Growth & Scaling Invest NI, Julie Sinnamon, chief executive of Enterprise Ireland, Anne Heraty and programme director Sean Duffy. Photograph:

The shortlist for the 2016 EY Entrepreneur of the Year awards has been announced, with 24 companies selected to compete across three categories. The(...)