A Galway business has secured a multi-million contract to supply meat to NHS facilities in Northern Ireland.
Heaney Meats, on the Tuam Road in the city, have been awarded a contract worth €4 million to serve NHS facilities for the next three years.
Spokesperson for Heaney Meats, Sharon Heaney, said the contract, which began in January this year, was a great achievement for the business, as it looks to continue into Northern Ireland and the UK.
Heaney Meats is currently the largest fresh meats supplier in the Republic of Ireland and supplies every HSE location in the Republic, along with the Department of Defence, the Irish Prison Service, and all the major hotel chains. The new contract is Heaney Meats first business venture in the Six Counties where it will deliver fresh meats, five days a week to NHS facilities.
Ms Heaney said; “It will be our first time supplying businesses in the North so it is big step for the company and is something about which we are very excited. We a local business and to be able to deliver and supply fresh meats around the island of Ireland is something in which we take great pride.”
The contract is also good news for the job’s market with 20 new positions created.