Food Brokers has pulled out of trading in Ireland as part of a turnaround plan devised by new chief executive John Ensall.
The company operated in the Republic through Dublin-based subsidiary FB S&M (Food Brokers Sales & Marketing), dealing with a wide range of UK and regional brands.
However, the subsidiary, which employed 20 people, has now ceased trading. Toby Cracknell, son of Food Brokers founder Desmond Cracknell, said: “This forms part of a strategic review. Our Northern Ireland business, which we handle from the mainland, is still active.”
Cracknell said Food Brokers, which handles brands such as Smint and Fox’s, had withdrawn from the Republic to focus on its core UK operations.