GRAHAM’S the Family Dairy has set its eye on the world. Export sales are forecast to be in the region of £2m for 2016, and the firm has appointed Joe Flynn as international business manager to develop relationships and increase export revenues.
Flynn, who speaks five languages, joins the business from Baxter’s Food Group where he oversaw the company’s international business and devised then implemented international strategy for the company’s operations in Europe, North America and Australia.
Before that he worked with Premier Foods, where he managed the company’s international business in Asia, Europe, and the Middle East. And he was with AG Barr for 22 years, where he managed and developed distributor and franchise operations worldwide.
Graham’s currently exports a range of products – including butters, cottage cheese, cream cheese and quark – to the Republic of Ireland, Denmark, France, Spain, the UAE, and Belgium.
The firm says it wants to strengthen trade in those territories and expand into other markets.