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Barnhill Orchards

SUMMARY

Name: Barnhill Orchards
Location: 23 Drumanphy Rd, Portadown
County: Armagh
Total Cost: £ 66,594.00
Axis: AXIS 3 : SOAR
Duration: 9 months
Telephone: 028 38851190

PROJECT SUMMARY

Investment in a number of pieces of equipment that will enable the business to improve the businesses productivity, finish the produce to a higher standard and introduce two new products to the product range, an apple cider and cider vinegar.

BACKGROUND

Kenneth Redmond is the proprietor of Barnhill Orchards, which is a farm diversification business that produces 100% farm pressed Apple Juice.

ACTIVITIES

Project Objectives:

  • To purchase equipment by 30th September 2011
  • To employ 1 additional fulltime employee by 30th September 2013
  • To increase his sales by 10000 units by end of year one (30th September 2012) and the same amount year on year thereafter
  • To introduce 2 new product ranges by 30th September 2012

BENEFITS

The project will create a minimum of 1 fulltime and will sustain 1 part-time post, as well as additional employment opportunities with local specialist contractors.

LESSONS

This is an award winning business that has a loyal customer base including specialist food suppliers, restuarants and members of the public through the stall they hold at St. George's Market.