Paddy Callaghan – Natures Best

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    Paddy Callaghan graduated with a degree in Mechanical Engineering from UCD.

    He is the founder and Managing Director of one of Ireland’s food manufacturing success stories – Nature’s Best Ltd.  The business is a second generation family owned business and one of the North East’s largest employers.

    In 1987 while gainfully employed in a regular engineering career, he started growing beansprouts hydroponically in the garage of the family home.  This was the incubator and springboard for what has grown to be Nature’s Best Ltd.

    His company produces a broad range of chilled convenience Private Label products for major supermarket chains.

    Paddy pioneered the production and growth of produce based chilled convenience foods and washed leafy salads in Ireland and today the company employs ~ 280 people operating from a state of the art purpose built state-of-the art factory in Drogheda.