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    O’Reilly’s Wholesale marks 65 years in business

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    O’Reilly’s Wholesale Ltd is set to celebrate its 65 years in the wholesale distribution business.

    In this celebratory year it will unveil an ambitious 10 year growth plan as it embarks on a number of projects that will achieve those ambitions, expand its network throughout the island of Ireland, the rest of the UK and further export markets.

    Derek O’Reilly, long-standing managing director, said, “The company continues to incorporate the high level skill sets of our people across the business,” he said.

    “We have a super workforce supported at all times by our top management team. We employ 114 people and they keep the cogs in our wheels constantly turning.”

    O’Reilly’s Wholesale, established in 1959, are leading specialists in the distribution of confectionery, grocery and all things FMCG throughout Northern Ireland, the Republic of Ireland and the UK. Having multiple affiliations with large independent buying groups and close, long term relationships with our major suppliers built on years of trading and trust, we have the flexibility and freedom to negotiate the deals that we feel suit our customers, giving them optimum opportunity to increase their revenue, and most importantly, profits.

    This third generation business is showing great year-on-year performance. Providing employment to 114 people from the greater Newry area, O’Reilly’s has its sights on building their new operating facility not too far from its current facility.

    In order to implement the firm’s 10-year growth plan, two new appointments have been made.

    Sinead Lavery, previously head of finance, has been appointed finance director. She has been with the company 10 years and has played a very substantial part in the direction of its financial goals and governance.

    Anne O’Reilly, head of business has been appointed company director. Anne has been with the company for eight years and will oversee and manage the strategy of the ambitious business projects and see that the 10 year plan is kept on track.

    “I don’t think there is anymore elasticity in the walls of our current warehouse,” she said. “We have squeezed every last inch of space – the walls have been stretched to their limits”.

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