Barra Sweetnam is the Managing Director of Allfresh, the largest wholesaler in Cork. Having grown up surrounded by the fruit and veg industry thanks to his father's involvement, Barra initially agreed to help cover shifts for a few months in Limerick, but he has never left since. One of his biggest achievements as the owner of Allfresh has been surviving the first 10 financially unstable years and growing the company over the last five years. Getting Fota Hotel as one of their orders was another significant success. We got them over the internationals! It helped Allfresh hugely as we went to new lengths to supply for them. However, the challenges faced by the Covid-19 pandemic were psychologically and financially horrible for the company, especially during the first lockdown. Despite the difficulties, Barra was able to see some positives, such as the effort put in by the staff to implement a new online ordering system and to do extra charity work. “ Barra's best piece of advice is to always work harder than everyone else, as hard work beats talent. ”
Eoin O’Neill is the Operations Manager at Allfresh, where he oversees the daily running of the company. He starts his day at night by supervising the drivers and ensuring that all the orders are on their way to every customer. He is responsible for purchases and sales and forecasts what customers could order based on their history with the company. Eoin has been with Allfresh for over 20 years and enjoys working with the staff, who are reliable and work to the best of their ability.
Damian Mackowski has been a Sales Representative for East and North Cork for eight years. He is responsible for ensuring customers get the correct orders and that the products they receive are of the best possible quality. Damian enjoys working alongside amazing people and meeting new people every day. He also appreciates the freedom he has in his role, allowing him to plan his days to suit his preferences.
John Fitzpatrick has been working as the Sales Representative for West Cork and Kerry for three years. His role involves ensuring customer satisfaction with the entire service, from prices to quality. John's passion for the fruit and veg industry comes from his family's experience owning a fruit and vegetable shop in Clonakilty for ten years. He enjoys traveling throughout West Cork and Kerry and meeting new people every day.