Author archive: Billy Banana

BanaBay is Unashamedly ‘PRO-ECUADOR’

BanaBay is Unashamedly ‘PRO-ECUADOR’

Donning hand-made Toquilla straw hats, Alessia Pilade and Harley Williams from the BanaBay team immersed themselves in Ecuadorian culture at a business matchmaking event this week in Hamburg. Pro-Ecuador staged the event which brought together Ecuadorian exporters with European importers. BanaBay bananas were of course among the finest selection of produce to hail from Ecuador…

BanaBay Makes Awards Shortlist

BanaBay Makes Awards Shortlist

BanaBay has gained attention for its meteoric rise to become a globally significant fresh fruit grower and distributor by making the shortlist for a leading business award. Although a last minute entry to the Midlands Business Insider International Trade Awards in the Rapid Export Growth category, BanaBay was clearly identified as a major contender. A…

BanaBay Bangs the Drum for Ecuador

BanaBay Bangs the Drum for Ecuador

BanaBay was right in the mix last week at Exquisite Ecuador in London which showcased the best of what the South American country can offer in terms of products and gastronomy. Organised by representative body Pro Ecuador, the event was one of a series of activities and promotional exercises where our Ecuador-grown bananas were in…

BanaBay on Show at Spitalfields

BanaBay on Show at Spitalfields

A Fresh Produce Consortium event held on 1st October was an exciting day for some of BanaBay’s newest recruits. With the chance to see boxes of freshly delivered bananas, in all their glory, at Spitalfields Market, have a chat with stallholders and find out what this trade is all about. The networking event included a…

BanaBay to open new office in Shanghai

BanaBay to open new office in Shanghai

Fresh fruit producer and distributor BanaBay has announced the opening of a dedicated office in Shanghai following rapid growth in China and strong interest from other areas in Asia. According to managing Director Mark O’Sullivan, this is an extremely important move for BanaBay, as the company perceive huge market potential for the brand and are…

Banabay secures major new contract in Middle East

Banabay secures major new contract in Middle East

Fast growing tropical fruit producer and distributor BanaBay has secured a new contract with Libyan fruit importer Al Fakira Co. Ltd, based in Tripoli. BanaBay will be supplying their distinctive, premium quality bananas to Al Fakhira, extending the company’s established portfolio, which currently includes apples and pears , kiwi, plums, peaches, nectarines  and apricots ,…

BanaBay’s first organic shipment is UK bound

BanaBay's first organic shipment is UK bound

BanaBay is expecting its first arrivals of organic bananas from Ecuador into Tilbury before the end of the month. This first shipment marks the beginning of a schedule of weekly organic fruit arrivals for the rapidly expanding firm. Business development manager Harley Williams said: “This is an exciting development for BanaBay as we seek new…

Win a Kenwood smoothie maker!

Win a Kenwood smoothie maker!

We are delighted to announce a new and exciting Facebook competition; open to all of our loyal UK based fans! All participants are in for a chance to win a Kenwood smoothie maker in our #SuperSmoothie competition. To enter the competition, simply like our Facebook page and comment on our #SuperSmoothie competition post with the…

London Produce Fair

London Produce Fair

On 5th June BanaBay’s UK sales team, Harley Williams and Emma Tomlinson, attended The London Produce Fair – one of the country’s top fruit and veg events – and made plenty of ‘fresh connections’. Harley reported that it was an excellent, well organised show which was attended by high quality delegates and visitors.  It started…

BanaBay’s Charity Banana Boost

BanaBay’s Charity Banana Boost

BanaBay once again supplied WCRF UK with the fundraising fruit of 200 bananas which were handed out on June 5th to London office workers in exchange for a donation. The bananas were for the cancer prevention charity’s partnership with media company Informa which includes an annual 3k fun run in Regents Park where staff chase…

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