Our Awards

Investors in Diversity

We have been awarded the Investors in Diversity Bronze mark from the Irish Centre for Diversity! We are delighted that our Company has been acknowledged for its continued commitment to fostering an empowering workplace for all our colleagues to be their authentic selves. The Investors in Diversity Award is a nationally recognised diversity accreditation that celebrates excellence in this area.

Monaghan is keen to build on its strong foundation. Senior Management has led the way in attending awareness sessions and these will be rolled out throughout the organisation.  As a company, we will continue to recognise the contribution of all people and create a supportive workplace, where everyone is integrated and respected.

Our Investors in Diversity journey and achievement of the standard gives a positive message to all our stakeholders, both internal and external of our commitment in this area.

We are very proud of this achievement!


Investors in Diversity

Origin Green

Bord Bia has recognised our company's sustainability efforts by awarding us with Origin Green Gold Membership in 2023. This prestigious membership is granted to companies that are members of the Origin Green program and have made significant strides in sustainability.

Since the program's inception in 2020, 234 Irish food, drink and horticulture companies have achieved Gold Membership status.

Michelle Kelly, Business Analyst for Monaghan, who managed the 2023 Gold Member application, stated, "Origin Green is a pioneering sustainability program in Ireland. We have spent the past year working towards our sustainability goals and acknowledging departments that have excelled in target areas through the annual Gold Member status."

This year's Gold Member award is a testament to the dedication and commitment of our many departments in achieving our sustainability targets.

Monaghan Mushrooms Origin Green Sustainability Award

Monaghan has achieved Gold Membership Status for Sustainability Efforts from Bord Bia.

Monaghan Whitley won a Marks & Spencers Select Farm Award!

Monaghan Whitley was recently nominated by Marion Byrne in the Low Impact category for the Marks and Spencers Select Farm awards. We are delighted that Whitley has been announced as the regional winner of the Low Impact Award in the M&S Select Farm awards 2023!

As the Low Impact award category winner for England and Wales, the judges commended Whitley for their outstanding efforts and for setting a high standard for others in the industry to follow.

Our Whitley Farm supplies 55-60% of all M&S conventional mushrooms. The farm consists of 36 mushroom-growing tunnels and employs 220 people.  Specific key steps were taken in our energy reduction plan which helped achieve this status, such as employing a range of technologies that have enabled Whitley to reduce their energy consumption by 20%, year-on-year.

In addition to reducing its carbon footprint, the farm donated over 459 crates to a local Fare Share charity depot in Barnsley in 2022 and has continued to do so in 2023, reducing food waste and supporting those in need in the local community.

This means Whitley is even further recognised by M&S as a Farm that has demonstrated leadership in reducing our environmental impact.

M&S Select Farmers are renowned leaders in promoting low-impact farming. Monaghan Whitley has wholeheartedly embraced this ethos for a long time, and their continued commitment to these standards should be truly admired.

Monaghan Whitley Award

Pictured above: Andrew Middlebrook collecting award on behalf of John Clelland and the team at Whitley.

Innovator of the Year

We are delighted to be named as ‘Innovator of the Year’ at the recent Sainsbury’s Farming Conference 2018.

The awards took place at The Queen Elizabeth II Centre, London on 28th November.

Congratulations to all the team.


Sainsburys Innovator of the Year Award

Pictured is Andrew Middlebrook, Laura-Jane Willis and Lianna McGeary from Monaghan Mushrooms receiving the award.