Castlewellan Firm TS Foods Shortlisted In National Awards

TS Foods Shortlisted in National Awards

TS Foods Shortlisted in National Awards

Castlewellan-based TS Foods – one of Northern Ireland’s leading chilled and frozen food producers – has been shortlisted in this year’s Energia Family Business Awards.

The Energia Family Business Awards showcase the best of Irish family businesses throughout the island of Ireland, as well as examining their impact on their local and wider community.

Each category recognises the outstanding achievements of family owned businesses throughout all sectors and industries.

Still operating at their original premises in Castlewellan, County Down, the company employs over 100 people across the business, providing ROI, NI and UK customers with iconic brands including TS Foods Stuffings, Tony’s Chippy, Ann’s Kitchen and their newest offering, TS Foods Chicken.

TS Foods Managing Director Joanne Molloy.

The award category for which TS Foods has been nominated is the Food & Drink Family Business Category, which recognises the consistency and quality of produce, as well as the achievements of the businesses in this sector.

The judging panel at Energia Family Business Awards comprises of influential industry experts who utilise a comprehensive, points-based scoring system dictated by the criteria for each particular category.

Speaking about the awards, Joanne Molloy, Managing Director of TS Foods, daughter of founder Tony and Anne Steele, said: “We are delighted to be shortlisted in these prestigious awards, particularly as they reflect the efforts and activities of businesses such as ours during one of the most challenging times in living memory.

“We are immensely proud to be a family-owned and run business. Since our parents started TS Foods in 1978, we have always been committed to ensuring we embrace any change required to grow and stay relevant, whilst also maintaining our family values in how we deal with our staff, customers and wider community.”

David Steele, Operations Director and son of founders Tony & Ann Steele, added: “The family business truly is the backbone of the Irish economy, and particularly the Northern Irish economy.

“We are glad to be considered amongst so many fantastic companies… from small home grown businesses to established and international family run businesses. We would like to congratulate everyone who has been shortlisted in a particularly difficult operating period.”

The awards will take virtually on October 18th 2021