Colin Ross – MD, iASC Atlantic Seafood Company of Ireland

  • Speaker Bio:

    Colin is Managing Director of the  iASC ATLANTIC SEAFOOD COMPANY of Ireland, which is focussed on producing, marketing and commercialising value-added, innovative and sustainable Irish seafood products to a premium, global, gourmet audience. James Grimes fulfils the role of Production Director.

    To date, the company has won several awards for innovation, including 2016 & 2015 World Food Innovation Awards and is one of the IFE Top 100 best new products 2015. iASC was also shortlisted for “Britain’s Next Top Supplier” and was the first Irish winner of the Prix d’Elite, in 2015, for the Best New Seafood Product Line. iASC is also a part of An Bord Bia’s Origin Green initiative.

    Colin has been managing the success of brands across multiple industries over a 20 year period and has worked as a Marketing and Country Manager for Heineken, and has successfully set up a hospitality business, which now includes a restaurant, nightclub and bar within its portfolio. Colin & James also founded Prestige Catering, whose clients include PM, Avery Dennison, E&Y, Cork Opera House, ESB Ireland, Calor Gas, Moog and more.

    Both James & Colin have also had a decade of experience within project management and as a consultants for various companies including playing a key role in the marketing and sales development for a number of fledgling businesses.

    Presentation Title:

    Irish Value Added Seafood: a sustainable business

    Presentation Synopsis:

    We aim to illustrate the global opportunity for value-added seafood of Irish origin and how iASC is approaching the market.