Business boost in Republic for Tom and Ollie

About Tom & Ollie ….

Created in 2014 by Seamus Mullan, Hugh Cushnan and Fergal McGrainne, their motive was to ensure the continuity of fresh locally produced Irish and European Mezze products.

They have strong links to St George’s market Belfast and have put down further roots in Broughshane, Co Antrim. The company was among the first to take a stall in the revamped St George’s Market in Belfast and is now the biggest presentation there.

The Food NI members are specialists in Mediterranean foods such as olives, pastes, pesto and hummus, has won business with Sheridan’s, one of the Republic of Ireland’s most successful gourmet retailers.

With over 15 years experience as Delicatessens, the Tom & Ollie team are well known as thee experts in their field.

The Northern Ireland company selects olives from growers in the Mediterranean and packs them at its production plant in Broughshane. It also makes its own pastes, pesto and hummus at the plant.

The founders chose the Tom & Ollie corporate identity and product branding to reflect their focus on tomatoes and olives, two mainstays of the Mediterranean diet.

Tom & Ollie is the agent for the brand MezzeMagic, and has extensive European contacts for all things olive, pesto, tapenade, and hummus, with over 65 lines handmade in Broughshane.


The Business Boost …

Tom and Ollie, have won business with Sheridan’s – one of the Republic of Ireland’s most successful gourmet retailers.

They will now be supplying Sheridan’s with their packed olives and smoked tomato pesto, a product which gained a silver award in the recent Blas na hEireann Awards at Dingle in Co Kerry.

Tom and Ollie’s Tracey O’Boyle says:

“We were thrilled to receive an order from such a prestigious and respected retailer as Sheridan’s. It’s a further significant step forward as we seek to grow business for our retail lines in the Republic. Sheridan’s is a great company to work with in developing our innovative products in this hugely important marketplace.”



Tom and Ollie have become a regular supporter of markets across Northern Ireland.

As well as olives, pastes and other Mediterranean products, the company has invested in its production operation and delivery services from its on-line website.

It also offers a very wide selection of Irish artisan cheeses.

Other significant retail customers include Pallas Foods, the leading Irish food wholesaler, to which they supply 30 different products.