Swift rise for Fine Foods firm

4th September 2006

SWIFT Fine Foods, an Irish supplier of prepared meals, has won this month’s Ulster Bank Invoice Finance Business Achievers Award.

Founded in 2001, Swift Fine has developed and markets a range of high-quality frozen and chilled foods aimed at retailers and the food service industry.

Based in LoughEgishFoodPark in Co Monaghan, the company employs 22 people, which is expected to rise to 35 in the next two months.

It has an extensive menu of entrees and main courses from ‘Swift Thai Curry’ to ‘Tender Beef Stroganoff’.

The rapidly expanding group has also just secured an order to the UK for 70,000 Swift crab cakes, which were awarded the Great Britain and Ireland Taste Award Silver Medal.

The same award-winning crab cakes have just been launched in Tesco under the ‘Philips’ brand, an American company and the biggest crab cake company in the world.

Swift Fine Foods recipes have been developed by Michelin star-trained chefs with an emphasis on using quality ingredients sourced locally.

The competition is sponsored by the Irish Independent and Ulster Bank Invoice Finance, and is supported by Enterprise Ireland.

Monday September 4th 2006 – Irish Independent