10/05/2017 - Avril Bowe Joins Walsh's Bakehouse Team

Walsh's Bakehouse, Waterford

Walsh's Bakehouse are adding to their team and have recently welcomed their new Sales and Marketing Manager, a new position within the company. This is the first in a series of new developments that Walsh's Bakehouse will undertaking in the future.  

Good Food Ireland Members for over 8 years, Walsh's Bakehouse was started by third generation bakers and brothers, Micheal and Dermot Walsh. The brothers have successfully grown their business to provide lovely baked breads to Waterford and beyond. This success has lead to the development of a larger expansion plan for the company, which includes a new role within the company. 

Avril Bowe joins the team as the new Sales and Marketing Manager, bringing with her over 20 year's experience in hospitality sales and marketing to this iconic Waterford Brand. 

Speaking about her recent appointment, Avril commented, "There are very ambitious expansion plans in place for the future of Walsh's Bakehouse and I look forward to working with Dermot, Michael and all the team growing the product lines. I am also conscious of how important the history, heritage and providence of the Blaa is, and as a proud Waterford woman, I look forward to being the story teller of this great story." 

Avril's excitement is mirrored by Dermot Walsh Joint MD at Walsh's Bakehouse who remarks "We are delighted to welcome Avril to the team at such an exciting time for the business. Her experience in hospitality is invaluable and we are in no doubt that she will elevate the Walsh's Bakehouse brand to a new level, not just locally, but nationally and internationally."

Since attaining the PGI status for the Blaa in 2014, Walsh's Bakehouse has gone from strength to strength, exporting to the UK, Europe and Dubai. The expanding range of products, which are being distributed nationwide through a range of leading food service companies, can now be sampled in some of Ireland's favourite eateries including fellow Good Food Ireland members, Lough Erne Resort, The River Lee, Farmgate Cafe, Cafe Rua, Eat Gastro Pub, and Bodega Waterford.



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