Middle East contract secured

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Passion Preserved, the Lisburn artisan enterprise specialising in chutney, jellies and relishes, has won business in Kuwait, its first significant sales outside Northern Ireland.

The company, formed and managed by Claire Kelly in 2012, is supplying its unique Indian Inspired Tomatoes relish to Dublin-based Global Irish food Traders (GIFT) for initial launch in Kuwait’s Saveco Hypermarket in early January. GIFT plans to distribute the product throughout its network across Kuwait.

Speaking of the contract Claire Kelly said: “This is a tremendously exciting and immensely important breakthrough for me in a very dynamic export market. It follows an initial approach by GIFT earlier in the year to see if I would be interested in doing business in the Arabian Gulf region.

“They didn’t have to ask me twice. I jumped at the opportunity.”