Wholesale business, Musgrave MarketPlace, based in Derry~Londonderry, is celebrating 25 years of doing business in the North West. Forty people are employed on the site which has operated from the Pennyburn Industrial Estate since 1993 and over the years has increased in size.
Emir Sheppard, General Manager, Musgrave MarketPlace, said: “We’re extremely proud to be a consistent employer in the North West region and of the service we have provided to our thousands of customers over the years.
“We have continually challenged ourselves to always achieve more, whether that’s in our product offering and value or the customer service we provide to the people with whom we do business.
“We firmly believe in bringing our staff with us on the journey and that’s why we provide NVQ and Essential Skills training as well as Breakthrough training; we want to empower our staff and show them that success starts with them.
“There are big plans for the site over the coming months which will solidify our place in the North West business community and further enhance the site and the service we are able to provide to our customers. It’s a very exciting time for the business”, commented Emir.
Two staff members, Josie Foy and Donna Cooper, have been working at Musgrave MarketPlace since the doors first opened in 1993.
Emir continued: “It’s wonderful to see that Josie and Donna, who both started working here as checkout operators on the first day we opened, are still here. Josie is now senior receptionist and Donna is an EPOS operator and both have witnessed many changes to the business over the years.”
Richard Mayne, Head of Wholesale, MarketPlace, said: “The Musgrave business celebrated 35 years in Northern Ireland this year following the opening of Musgrave MarketPlace Belfast in 1983. To mark another incredible wholesale milestone like this, the 25th anniversary of Musgrave MarketPlace Derry~Londonderry, is a very proud moment for everyone who works for the company. We hope to be a part of the North West community for many years to come and continue to support local businesses, food and drink producers and jobs.”
Musgrave MarketPlace is Ireland’s leading wholesale supplier to foodservice, retail and SME businesses with over 12,000 retail and foodservice lines covering confectionery, soft drinks, grocery, chilled, frozen and dry catering food, alcohol, non-food and equipment. Musgrave MarketPlace stocks all leading brands along with an extensive range of own-brand products. It is committed to offering its customers the best in value, the widest, most appropriate ranges and unparalleled customer service. For more information visit www.musgravemarketplace.co.uk.