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.

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The Forest Produce Team.

Michelle Reid
General Manager

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Michelle holds an honours degree in Business Studies and has over 23 years' experience working in Forest Produce. During this period Michelle has held the role of financial controller, overseen IT development, logistics, foliage procurement, foreign trading and sales. Michelle is a mother to three children all of whom are keen athletes. When not busy attending athletic events with her children, Michelle spends her leisure time reading and walking.

Jim Costello
R&D Director

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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.

Jason Flaherty
Operations Manager

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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.

Patrice O'Sullivan
Customer Service Manager

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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

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"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"

Oksana
Packhouse Manager

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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

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

Jennifer O'Leary
Customer Service & Accounts

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Jennifer joined Forest Produce in 2016 and holds a degree in Accounting. Jennifer deals with people all over the world who supply us and work for us. She co-ordinates on the ground activities to ensure all customers' needs are fulfilled. In her spare time, she loves gardening and flower arranging.

Nadia Woods
Sales Planner

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Originally from a small town in Berkshire in the UK, Nadia moved here in 2016. She enjoys coaching acrobatics and dance in her spare time. Nadia now looks after our sales planning.

Donna McGovern
Marketing & EU Sales

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After completing a degree in International Business Management and Spanish from Heriot Watt University, Donna continued her studies with International Business Development at the Irish Management Institute. When not dealing with our marketing and EU sales, she is usually off exploring new places.

Vilde Grigaityte
Accountant

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Vilde has a degree in Accounting and business and went on further to obtain her accountancy qualification with ACCA.

Conor Scully
Propagation & Growing

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Conor graduated from WIT with a degree in Forestry. Native to Kerry, when he's not working he'll be surfing and freezing on the West coast through Ireland's long winter!

Daan Verbaan
Business Development & EU Sales

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Daan Verbaan studied European Marketing and Management Communication at Fontys University, the Netherlands. When this Dutchman is not busy working or spending time with his family, he's a bit of a noisy fellow, since he likes to play all things percussion. He literally works hard and plays hard, both with a smile. You can read more about Daan's background and connect with him on Linkedin.

Danielle Boland
Research Technician

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Danielle is a Research Technician working for Teagasc on the New Leaves project. New Leaves is a major research program funded by the DAFM, which commenced in 2017 in support of the industry, in collaboration between Teagasc, UCD & Industry stakeholders. The work aims to identify novel foliage plant lines and optimum propagation techniques. In addition, epidemiology of key pests of foliage (tortrix moth & capsid) & diseases such as bacterial shot hole of Prunus is being gathered through intensive monitoring & survey work coupled with laboratory and field trials.