Author archive: Billy Banana

BanaBay Makes Big Strides in Russia

BanaBay Makes Big Strides in Russia

BanaBay has taken a leap forward with banana sales in Russia by securing a significant new customer following a successful product trial.

BanaBay on Top for Industry Award

BanaBay on Top for Industry Award

BanaBay has made a big impression in the ‘fresh produce Oscars’ having been announced as finalists in two out of only four categories in the Fresh Produce Consortium, Fresh Awards.

High Kicking Warm Weather Training in Florida

High Kicking Warm Weather Training in Florida

Talk about fresh? Mike Edwards’ latest Vlog shows how he spent the weekend just passed with fellow athletes at the Kentucky Derby in Louisville. Take a look at Mike’s amazing and entertaining training montage which sees him working out at different speeds on various surfaces from beaches to grassy slopes. He’s high kicking and stretching…

BanaBay Boosts Quality with New Appointment

BanaBay Boosts Quality with New Appointment

BanaBay is aiming to enhance its quality standards to meet exacting EU supermarket specifications with the appointment of Nic Chambers as Technical Manager. Charged with the implementation of full quality management system to include ISO9001 and BRC importer and agent accreditation, Nic will oversee the introduction of global quality standards for BanaBay products, from plantation…

London Produce Show

London Produce Show

Relatively new but highly influential BanaBay is going all out for the London Produce Show which attracts all the major fresh produce wholesalers and retailers in the country. Press packs with samples of our newly available plantains have gone to key food journalists and bloggers so they can try this ‘cooking banana’ which is popular…

Industry Recognition for Dynamic Growth & Leadership

Industry Recognition for Dynamic Growth & Leadership

BanaBay’s MD Mark O’Sullivan has been identified as a dynamic business leader and has now been shortlisted for the prestigious EY Entrepreneur of the Year Award. Mark is one of 33 competing for the title which recognises his achievement of growing BanaBay from scratch into a multi-million pound banana business in just three years. As…

The Quality Report – Costa Rica

The Quality Report - Costa Rica

Pineapples are BanaBay’s next big thing because of rising demand from customers in America and Europe. So it was down to our procurement and quality team to seek out the sweetest pineapples in the world which happen to come from Costa Rica. Briony Dunmore reported back on her fact finding mission to this beautiful country….

Mike Edwards – High Jump Training

Mike Edwards – High Jump Training

Mike is now 2 weeks into his training for the outdoor high jumping season and his workouts have increased in intensity. Have a look at his latest vlog ‘hot’ from Florida to see the kinds of equipment he uses to perfect techniques, iron out the kinks and improve stamina.

BLOOMIN’ WONDERFUL VIOLETS IN BLOOM – FAMILY 5K FUN RUN

BLOOMIN’ WONDERFUL VIOLETS IN BLOOM - FAMILY 5K FUN RUN

Last Sunday, 19th April, on a cold dull Spring Sunday morning, the village of Alrewas in Staffordshire was transformed into a bright and colourful Spring venue as the first ever VIOLETS IN BLOOM 5K FAMILY FUN RUN attracted over 400 mums, dads, brothers, sisters, babes in pushchairs, toddlers, aunts, uncles, friends and pets galore! The colourful…

BanaBay Introduces New BanaBinos

BanaBay Introduces New BanaBinos

BanaBay marks on its third year in business by expanding its product portfolio. BanaBino or baby bananas, have joined the established line up of conventional, organic and Fairtrade bananas, in direct response to customer demand. Grown in Ecuador, BanaBinos are the mini version of BanaBay’s premium-quality Cavendish bananas. In appearance the baby bananas have bright…

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