By @SimonCockingThe Fruit People Leading the revolution in workplace nutrition, one fruit box delivery at a time. Passionate about health, nutrition, fitness and fruit! See more here.

Describe the company – the elevator pitch …

We’re leading the revolution in workplace nutrition one fresh fruit box at a time. We deliver fruit boxes and other healthy snacks to companies large and small across the greater Dublin area, at a time when workplace wellbeing and office nutrition has never been more important.

How are you different?

We provide a tailored service to businesses of all types, so we adapt deliveries whether a company is a small team of five or an expansive organisation of 500+. We source the best fruit from around the world and deliver it straight to your desk before you even start work on a Monday morning – ensuring you’re filling up on the right stuff to see you through the working week.

Why will the company do well?

People in general are becoming more health conscious and, as a result of that, companies are putting much more of an emphasis on workplace well being. Having a healthy workplace will see your business thrive, with boosted staff morale, lower absenteeism and increased productivity. Giving staff something extra, even just to show you care about their health and wellbeing, works absolute wonders for team spirit.

Where are you based?

We’re based in Dublin city center a stones trow from Smithfield Fruit Markets.

When was the company launched?

We began in 2013 with just one van on the road, we now have a staff of seven and run five vans across the city every day.

What type of people are you trying to attract to your product?

When we first started out it was a lot of technology and financial companies getting the fruit deliveries but now we’re receiving enquiries from all different sectors, Dublin is a diverse market with lots of different skilled companies across the capital but the benefits of fresh fruit and healthy snacks appeal across the market.

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Tell us about your team?

From very humble beginnings working out of a garage, brothers Barry and Brian Dennis from Clontarf built the business quickly covering all corners of the city. Building slowly and establishing a base in the city centre, The Fruit People is now a team of seven covering everything from logistics of deliveries to the quality control and hand packing of every single order.

What are you long term plans for your product / company?

Having firmly established ourselves in Dublin, we’re now looking at expanding into different cities in Ireland.

What are your favourite tech gadgets?

We use lots of modern software and apps to help us run our business more efficiently. We have tracking systems on our vans so we can accurately let customers know exactly when there delivery will arrive; this also lets us optimise our routes. We’re big fans of Slack and all the team use it on a daily basis, it keeps everyone in the loop with regards customer feedback, changes in procedure etc. We also like Bizimply it’s an Irish company that has developed a great product for employee scheduling and attendance. Most of our staff work flexi-time so this really suits us.

What tech gadgets do you wish you could use to help you?

We are currently developing our own software to link our ordering, invoicing and logistics all together. It will make the UX much easier, more streamlined and far more effective.

How do people get in touch with you?

People can check us out at www.thefruitpeople.ie and on all the usual social media channels. We’d love to offer all Irish Tech News readers 25% off their first order with the discount code: IRISHTECH. Just simply enter this at checkout on our site when registering for your first delivery!

Did you know we deliver Milk? Please ask for more details or check it out here

www.thefruitpeople.ie

Phone Number: 015345821


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