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Dairy Concepts IRL (DCI)

Developing a 'world-first' category of functional dairy snacks for the global market using a disruptive technology platform. Great taste, great nutrition.

  • Stage Prototype Ready
  • Industry Food and Beverage
  • Location Bandon, Ireland
  • Currency EUR
  • Founded June 2012
  • Employees 0

Company Summary

Dairy Concepts IRL (DCI) is a consumer-led R&D company creating innovative dairy snacks with global potential. Partnered with Teagasc, DCI has exclusive access to a platform technology from which a pipeline of products will be developed. DCI will sell and market its products in Ireland & the UK and then globalise via a distributor/franchise model. DCI will establish the manufacturing solution before relocating to a contract manufacturer.

Team

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    CEO & Head of Development

    Founder and serial entrepreneur with extensive experience in high care chilled food manufacturing. Experienced in start-ups, creating 3 businesses with annual sales of over €15m in past 10 years, including Freshways sandwiches that was sold to Kerry Foods for €18m in 2002.

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    Commercial Director

    A highly commercial business leader with extensive sales and marketing experience gained at companies such as HJ Heinz, Twinings and Premier Foods. He has initiated many new product launches and relaunches and managed customers in all channels on both sides of the Irish Sea. In his most recent capacity as General Manager of Premier Bakeries in Belfast, he won Ulster Grocer’s Best Marketing Award in 2011 and 2012.

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    Financial Controller

    A qualified Chartered Accountant and Registered Auditor with ten years post qualified experience. Previously worked as Financial Controller with SME in food manufacturing start up company employing approx. 40 staff and annual turnover circa €5m.

Advisors

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    Joe O'Flynn
    Senior Partner with Agrifood Business Partners and former Managing Director of the Consumer Foods Division at Ornua (Irish Dairy Board) with 40 years' experience in the dairy industry. Joe is providing strategic business development advice to DCI.
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    David Potts
    Former Sales Director of Muller UK and CEO of NOM Dairy with 25 years' experience in the dairy industry. Currently manages the supply of fromage frais products to UK multiple retailers. David is advising DCI in relation to the UK launch of its products.
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    Stephen O'Keeffe
    A graduate from UCC who has worked for Almarai in the Middle East for 12 years and 3 years at Green Isle Foods. He has extensive experience in Food Process Engineering and New Product Development and is advising DCI on product and process development.
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    Donna Hartley
    Former Vice President of Yoplait's International Franchising Business Unit with nearly 20 years' experience in the dairy industry. Donna is advising DCI in relation to its Global Franchising Strategy.
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    Jackie Quinn
    Founder of QCF Corporate Finance and formerly with BDO Simpson Xavier in Dublin and London. Jackie has extensive experience in a range of corporate transactions.
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    P.J. O'Driscoll & Sons Solicitors
    A full service law firm with offices in Cork and Dublin. P.J. O'Driscoll & Sons Solicitors are advising DCI in relation to all legal matters including Intellectual Property and Contracts.
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    Paul Ross
    Former head of Biotechnology at the Teagasc Moorepark Food Research Centre and now Head of College, Science, Engineering & Food Science at UCC. Paul is advising DCI in relation to the development of its functional dairy snack products.
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Previous Investors

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    Tom Brennan
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    Paul Simpson
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    Edward Brennan
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    Enterprise Ireland
    Competitive Start Fund
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