Mash Direct

Mash Direct director Jack Hamilton advises how to win a food manufacturing Oscar


Ways to win a food or drink manufacturing Oscar

By Matt Atherton

Showcasing innovation, answering each question individually and using award entries to measure year-on-year improvement were Mash Direct’s top three tips for winning a Food Manufacture Excellence Award (FMEA), after the business triumphed at last year’s...

Video highlights of the Food Manufacture Excellence Awards 2016


Food manufacturing Oscars – video highlights

By Matt Atherton

The best of the best in the food and drink manufacturing industry were celebrated at the Food Manufacture Excellence Awards (FMEAs) earlier this month. Enjoy the video highlights of the big night with this exclusive video show reel.

Winning line up: Mash Direct’s Jack Hamilton collects the top award from Michael Page Engineering and Manufacturing's senior manager Louise Mcreynolds and awards host Carol Smillie

Food Manufacture Excellence Awards

Mash Direct in monster win at manufacturing Oscars

By Michael Stones

Mash Direct, the Northern Ireland-­based ready meal and prepared vegetable supplier, has won the coveted overall Food Manufacture company of the year at the food and drink manufacturing Oscars, alongside the title Chilled, fresh and dairy manufacturing...

Mash Direct is driving towards a turnover boost of £2M in the next six months

Mash Direct targets £2M turnover boost in six months

By Michael Stones

Vegetable accompaniments business Mash Direct is targeting a turnover boost of £2M in the next six months, after securing an annual deal, worth £3M, with the UK’s second biggest supermarket Asda.

Mash Direct was set up just 10 years ago

Mash Direct adds 40 workers

By Rod Addy

Mash Direct has recruited 37 staff in the past year and aims to dramatically increase turnover and target further business wins following a new ready meal contract with Asda.

Timing your tweets right could boost sales of your products

Teatime tweets drive food manufacturers’ sales

By Michael Stones

Timing social media posts to reach customers at key times of the day – such as before teatime – is helping food manufacturers to boost sales and engage new customers, according a seminar at the Foodex trade event last week.

Jack Hamilton, of Mash Direct, received the trophy from Mary Hunter, md of category sponsor Columbus, and Julia Bradbury (right)

Food manufacturing excellence awards

Mash Direct wins Most innovative small food manufacturer title

By Michael Stones

Mash Direct has won the coveted title Most innovative small food or drink manufacturer of the year in the industry Oscars – Food Manufacture’s Food Manufacturing Excellence Awards (FMEAs).

Neil Houghton, general manager, Mash Direct

Mash maker

By Mike Stones

Cold rainy weather always boosts sales at Mash Direct. Not surprisingly, 2012 has proved a busy year, general manager, Neil Houghton tells Mike Stones


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