Spanish fruit and vegetable jet to Barking for international trade mission

A recently launched Anglo-Spanish trading company welcomed some of the biggest Spanish fruit and veg

A recently launched Anglo-Spanish trading company welcomed some of the biggest Spanish fruit and veg producers to Barking. - Credit: Archant

After bringing premium olive oils and Spanish wines to Barking, a European trading company have turned their focus to Mediterranean fruit and vegetables.

Launched in January, Tradex Consultancy UK are based at the Barking Enterprise Centre, aiming to provide a vital link between Spanish producers and sellers in the UK.

A total of 11 international business jetted into the borough hoping to pitch a whole variety

of goods, with specialities ranging from oranges to herbs, and from sweet potatoes to passion fruits.

A former business analyst for the Spanish Embassy, Tradex chief executive Juan Montero admits launching his own company has been a dream come true.

“We’ve been working really hard to cater for all the companies but it’s really starting to pay off,” he said.

“At each trade meeting we’ve been contacted by more and more companies wanting to get involved.

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“I’ve always wanted to set up my own company and I’m really passionate about Spanish produce, so I couldn’t be happier.”

The company has already been featured on Spanish television and radio, and last month welcomed 12 of the trendiest Mediterranean wineries to Barking.

Now scheduled to take a well-earned summer break, Tradex plan to returning in the autumn with another trade mission, this time focusing on the ever-growing organic foods market.

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