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How health scare sowed seeds of success for John Woods of Linwoods

John Woods tells Ellie Donnelly how he was inspired to take his company in a new direction

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Healthy outlook: John Woods, managing director of Linwoods with the company’s Whole Sun-Dried Goji Berries

Healthy outlook: John Woods, managing director of Linwoods with the company’s Whole Sun-Dried Goji Berries

Healthy outlook: John Woods, managing director of Linwoods with the company’s Whole Sun-Dried Goji Berries

The story of a family company is rarely a narrative in a straight line.  The Linwoods we see today, which produces a range of healthy seeds, nuts, and berries, was born after its managing director John Woods suffered a health problem in 1996.

The Armagh-based company has roots that go a lot further back. In 1965 it started out as a small shop and it is now run by its third generation of the founding family.

Over the years it has grown to include a haulage, bakery and dairy business.


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