Belfast Telegraph

Morrows expect exports to bloom

By Amanda Poole

Export business is about to expand for a Co Armagh company Thomas Morrow -amp; Sons.

The Bessbrook-based operation is expanding its sales and portfolio of cut flowers in Great Britain and the Republic.

Invest Northern Ireland has offered £13,800 toward its total expansion costs of £31,820.

T Morrow and Sons, employs seven people and specialises in the production of all-year-round flower crops for retail multiples.

Invest NI's Maynard Mawhinney said: "Our assistance has enabled the company to strengthen its marketing team and activities including participation in trade shows, particularly in Britain, and also to secure the important British Ornamental Plant Producers quality accreditation being required by multiple retailers."

Managing director David Morrow said: "We've identified opportunities to strengthen our existing business with a key customer in the Republic, currently our biggest market and one that's immensely important to us, and also to grow sales substantially in the British market."

Invest NI's funding is also helping the company explore opportunities to widen its portfolio by investigating new flower varieties and production techniques in the Netherlands and the USA.