About Forest Produce Ltd.


At Forest Produce we specialise in providing innovative foliage solutions to those who believe that foliage can offer a unique point of difference in their floral offering and help them win business and make sales.

The business was built on three pillars - Production, Research and Development, and Sales and Marketing. To this day these fundamentals remain the cornerstones of the business and the company has now grown to employ 40 people full time and over 100 on a seasonal or contractual basis.

Anyone in the floral industry knows the dedication and mindset needed to survive and thrive through the challenges of the seasonality of the products and the pressure of the peaks. Our team work best when we can get into the heart of our customer's business and tailor a solution to ensure their success.

The Forest Produce Team.

James Costello
Managing Director

Father of 5 great kids. Passion for Gaelic Football, travelling and exceeding customers expectations. I'm the guy in the middle!

Jim Costello
R&D Director

The Capo di tutt'i capi. Jim established Forest Produce in the late 1990's after a career both with the Irish Forest Service and private industry. Loves to travel, especially to Italy, and is now responsible for the innovation arm of the business seeking out new varieties and more sustainable ways of production.

Roland Boers
NPD Manager

A Dutchman with a strong Kerry accent after 25 years visiting us, Roland's passion is finding creative solutions for growing, design and processing.

Jason Flaherty
Operations Manager

When not hard at work, Jason likes nothing more than spending time with his three young daughters, whose boundless energy keep him on his toes. When time permits, he is also an all-round sports enthusiast who enjoys distance running, swimming and cycling.

Steve Carmody
EU Sales Manager

A Kerry man living in Amsterdam with responsibility for all sales to Dutch and European customers. After completing an undergraduate degree in Commerce from the University College Cork, Steve went on to study International Business Development in the Irish Management Institute. He enjoys good food and cycling through the streets of Amsterdam!

Michelle Reid
Financial Controller

Michelle joined the company over 20 years ago and head up our finance and trading departments.

Patrice O'Sullivan
Customer Service Manager

Patrice holds a Business Studies Degree and joined the company in 2012. Patrice co-ordinates activities between our warehouses, our on-the-ground teams and many customers locations to ensure delivery schedules are maintained and customer's needs fulfilled.

Jason Hingston
Operations & Logistics

"Some say he once fought a koala for a sample stem of eucalyptus and that his body is made of 90% glitter, all we known is that he's from Tasmania"

John Savage
Propagation & Growing

Native of Armagh,studied horticulture in greenmount campus, where I then pursued my career in the horticulture retail/ nursery sector before eventually arriving in ' the kingdom' with forest produce. Outside of horticulture my other passion is art, where I spent 6 months in Vienna working and appreciating some of the great works in the many museums.


Oksana
Packhouse Manager

Oksana runs the Wexford packhouse and is responsible for all quality control and dispatch from this site. In her spare time she loves hairdressing, travelling and all outdoor activities.

Salvatore Campanella
Forest Produce Italy

Italian, from Calabria region. Salvatore works to develop foliage production in south Italy. Focused on quality to meet customer expectations.

Jennifer O'Leary
Accounts

Jennifer joined Forest Produce in 2016 and works in the accounts team dealing with people from all over the world who supply and work for us.

Nadia Woods
Sales Planner

Originally from a small town in Berkshire in the UK , Nadia moved here a year ago. She enjoys coaching dance and acrobatics in her spare time. Nadia now looks after our sales planning.

Donna McGovern
Marketing Executive

Donna has a degree in International Business Management and Spanish, and went on to study a diploma in International Business Development at the Irish Management Institute. When not dealing with our marketing, she is probably off gallivanting and exploring new places.