UMI

We Started Small

Established in 1999 by directors Plunkett Curry and Seamus Cassidy, combining over 40 years’ experience of the mushroom industry, Unimush Ireland Ltd. was founded and built on four core principles: Product Quality, Innovation, Value & Service.

Today we are called U.M.I Foods – a much larger and more diverse business, but that original commitment remains unchanged.

Our focused, proactive approach has helped shape our development. From our network of local producers and suppliers, we’re valued associates – expanding the market and constantly driving up standards.

For our customers we’re collaborators, innovators and trusted partners, providing extensive product capabilities through a safe and controlled supply chain.

With nearly 100 colleagues today and operating in a modern 30k square foot facility, we have grown, but remain very much grounded by our roots.

  • Our Producers & Suppliers

    Our collective experience of the mushroom industry extends back through generations. We know the dedication and effort it takes to produce perfect, great-tasting mushrooms year in and year out.

    Our producers are local, valued for their quality and very much at the heart of everything we do.

    From Sauces to Spices, Stilton to Sweet Potato, we source only the finest quality ingredients for our Prepared Foods division. Our suppliers are pre-audited to meet specific ethical and technical standards, ensuring our clients the highest standard of due diligence.

Corporate
Responsibility

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Community

Any business is more than the product it makes or the service it provides. We’re no different. So it matters how we conduct ourselves within the community in which we live and work.

 

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Environment

We strive to carry out our business in a sustainable & ethical way through:

  • Green energy technologies
  • Carbon and waste reduction initiatives
  • Employee welfare
  • Ethical sourcing policies

Our Team

We’re a friendly, close-knit team at UMI Foods. Meet some of the names and the faces.

  • Seamus Cassidy

    Managing Director

    With over 25 years’ Mushroom production and marketing experience, Seamus is a visionary and a great mentor to the senior team. Providing direction on sales and logistical requirements, he is passionate about delivering on promise.
    “We believe that a satisfied customer is the best strategy of all. We place great emphasis on strong supply links, ensuring a product and service that we can stand over”.

  • Paddy Kelly

    Operations Manager

    As our Operations Manager Paddy’s role in UMI Foods is varied and busy! A great people person and support to the senior team, Paddy’s experience across various sectors of the food industry has been invaluable to UMI Foods. “I enjoy the fast paced nature and variability of my role. It’s my responsbility to ensure that our operation is in prime condition to meet the expectations of our customers.”

  • Nathan Cassidy

    Technical Manager

    Having held several key supervisory positions within the business, including managing our Intake & Dispatch function, Nathan now managing our Technical Team. “As Technical Manager, I am responsible for product and site safety, a role that I take very seriously.”

  • Jean Hamill

    Financial Controller

    An experienced Financial Controller Jean holds responsibility for all money coming in and out of UMI Foods.

  • Jacqueline McKeown

    NPD Manager

    As our dedicated head of creativity (NPD), Jacqueline manages our busy NPD function. With over 20 years experience across the industry she brings a wealth of experience to the team at UMI Foods. Working closely with clients to develop new products, in addition to managing products from idea to launch, Jacqueline plays a crucial role in ensuring our standards for quality are met throughout the NPD process and beyond.

  • Nathan Crozier

    Account Manager

    Nathan plays a pivotal role in delivering our commitment on customer support and managing our key customer accounts.
    “I am responsible for client care, ensuring standards and timeframes are honoured. I look after our sales and marketing initiatives which cover many aspects, offering me diversity and challenge which I really enjoy”.

  • Kathryn Devlin

    Assistant Technical Manager

    Kathryn plays a critical role within our Technical Team.

  • Dale Conn

    Intake & Dispatch Manager

    Dale manages our Intake & Dispatch function. “As Intake & Dispatch Manager I am in regular contact with our Mushroom growers procuring consistent & quality supply for our customers and Prepared Foods Division. I also liaise closely with our Logistics operators to ensure efficient and timely deliveries of goods from us to our customers”.

  • Una Hughes

    Office & Payroll

    Working with the business since the beginning, Una manages our payroll and general office functions. “I’ve experienced many changes during my time at U.M.I Foods and enjoy being part of a progressive business. Working closely with colleagues, I appreciate the positive culture and confidence we display as a team”.

  • Ciara Irwin

    Accounts Assistant

    Credit control and accounting queries is high on Ciara’s agenda. Ciara plays an important role in keeping our accounting functions up to date. As our dedicated culture champion Ciara actively looks for ways to enage with our staff and how we can play a proactive role in our community.

  • Kylie Nethery

    Product Development Technologist

    Always willing to help out, with an energetic passion for developing innovative food products, Kylie plays a pivotal role in our Product Development Team. A recent Food graduate from Queen’s University Kylie enjoys spending time in the kitchen working on new and exciting ideas to share with our customers.

  • Cathy McAtavey

    Accounts

    Cathy is a long serving colleague of U.M.I Foods, managing our accounting function for over 10 years.
    “I have seen the business develop from humble beginnings. Managing our accounting department, a small but busy team, I ensure supplier and client transactions are completed in a precise and timely manner”.

Our Team

We’re a friendly, close-knit team at UMI Foods. Meet some of the names and the faces.

  • Seamus Cassidy

    Managing Director

    With over 25 years’ Mushroom production and marketing experience, Seamus is a visionary and a great mentor to the senior team. Providing direction on sales and logistical requirements, he is passionate about delivering on promise.
    “We believe that a satisfied customer is the best strategy of all. We place great emphasis on strong supply links, ensuring a product and service that we can stand over”.

  • Paddy Kelly

    Operations Manager

    As our Operations Manager Paddy’s role in UMI Foods is varied and busy! A great people person and support to the senior team, Paddy’s experience across various sectors of the food industry has been invaluable to UMI Foods. “I enjoy the fast paced nature and variability of my role. It’s my responsbility to ensure that our operation is in prime condition to meet the expectations of our customers.”

  • Nathan Cassidy

    Technical Manager

    Having held several key supervisory positions within the business, including managing our Intake & Dispatch function, Nathan now managing our Technical Team. “As Technical Manager, I am responsible for product and site safety, a role that I take very seriously.”

  • Jean Hamill

    Financial Controller

    An experienced Financial Controller Jean holds responsibility for all money coming in and out of UMI Foods.

  • Jacqueline McKeown

    NPD Manager

    As our dedicated head of creativity (NPD), Jacqueline manages our busy NPD function. With over 20 years experience across the industry she brings a wealth of experience to the team at UMI Foods. Working closely with clients to develop new products, in addition to managing products from idea to launch, Jacqueline plays a crucial role in ensuring our standards for quality are met throughout the NPD process and beyond.

  • Nathan Crozier

    Account Manager

    Nathan plays a pivotal role in delivering our commitment on customer support and managing our key customer accounts.
    “I am responsible for client care, ensuring standards and timeframes are honoured. I look after our sales and marketing initiatives which cover many aspects, offering me diversity and challenge which I really enjoy”.

  • Kathryn Devlin

    Assistant Technical Manager

    Kathryn plays a critical role within our Technical Team.

  • Dale Conn

    Intake & Dispatch Manager

    Dale manages our Intake & Dispatch function. “As Intake & Dispatch Manager I am in regular contact with our Mushroom growers procuring consistent & quality supply for our customers and Prepared Foods Division. I also liaise closely with our Logistics operators to ensure efficient and timely deliveries of goods from us to our customers”.

  • Una Hughes

    Office & Payroll

    Working with the business since the beginning, Una manages our payroll and general office functions. “I’ve experienced many changes during my time at U.M.I Foods and enjoy being part of a progressive business. Working closely with colleagues, I appreciate the positive culture and confidence we display as a team”.

  • Ciara Irwin

    Accounts Assistant

    Credit control and accounting queries is high on Ciara’s agenda. Ciara plays an important role in keeping our accounting functions up to date. As our dedicated culture champion Ciara actively looks for ways to enage with our staff and how we can play a proactive role in our community.

  • Kylie Nethery

    Product Development Technologist

    Always willing to help out, with an energetic passion for developing innovative food products, Kylie plays a pivotal role in our Product Development Team. A recent Food graduate from Queen’s University Kylie enjoys spending time in the kitchen working on new and exciting ideas to share with our customers.

  • Cathy McAtavey

    Accounts

    Cathy is a long serving colleague of U.M.I Foods, managing our accounting function for over 10 years.
    “I have seen the business develop from humble beginnings. Managing our accounting department, a small but busy team, I ensure supplier and client transactions are completed in a precise and timely manner”.

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Vacancies

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