What our Clients Say

During the past 11 years, Rees Exports Consulting has had the privilege to work with a variety of different clients, all of whom have had an active interest in developing food and drinks exports into the Spanish and Portuguese markets, including food and drink manufacturers, public trade bodies, professional trade show organisers, commercial banks, etc. Some of these clients include:

John Woods

CEO
Linwoods
Linwoods Northern Ireland have had a very positive business relationship with Rees Exports Consulting for ten years. Rees Exports introduced the Linwoods range of Health Foods to all sectors of the retail market in Spain. They helped our marketing team to plan and implement all of the advertising and promotions to ensure continued penetration of the market. Linwoods are very happy to recommend Rees Exports as a reliable and effective business partner in Spain.

Andrew Williams

Head of Food and Drink sector
Santander
Santander is proud to be working with Rees Exports Consulting as our in-market sector experts in Spain. We have been working with Javier and his excellent team for 4 years, where they have assisted us with the delivery of several trade mission visits and provided bespoke support for our exporting clients from the UK, where necessary. Myself and the team in London, find them easy to deal with and their expertise and high quality network connections, assist Santander with the delivery of international initiatives – supporting UK companies with their growth ambitions.

Elsa Fairbanks

Director FDEA
Food and Drink Exporters Association
In recent years the FDEA has worked closely with the Rees Exports Consulting team on a wide range of projects to develop new business opportunities for companies of all sizes and we have always been impressed by their connections with the Iberian food and drink market as well as their understanding of the UK food and drink sector.

Jonas Garcia

International Sales Manager
Itsu Grocery
When it comes to launching in Spain, it is important to know the specifics of this country. Javier and his team helped us to better understand this market, to sharpen our launch strategy and to introduce us to the right local partners.

Carsten Holm

Managing Director
Diversified Communications UK
REES Exports Consulting played a major role in offering us advice and support during the successful launch of the new Organic Food Iberia trade show in Madrid. Their knowledge of the market, insight, contacts, professionalism and commercial acumen, was invaluable but above all, it was their personal touch, and how they got involved as integral members of the organising team, that really impressed us. Their contacts and knowledge of the market, combined with an international perspective, also played a crucial role in developing our Hosted Key Buyer Programme for the event. We couldn’t have done it without you!

Galia Orme

CHOC Founder
CHOC CHICK Raw Chocolates Ltd
It’s been a real pleasure working with Rees Exports Consulting, they were very much a part of the CHOC CHICK team and gave us a real insight into the Spanish specialist organic market and the various opportunities for our products. They are very hands on and practical and supported us with translations of our marketing materials and adapting our product labelling to ensure they met with Spanish requirements and appealed to our target market. We attended several exhibitions together and their network and connections within the industry is fantastic. We gained initial listings with three major distributors and Rees Export Consulting expertly managed all the negotiations and communications. Javier and Mar helped us gain access to the Spanish market that we couldn’t have achieved on our own and we look forward to continuing to work with them in the near future.

Klaus Horlitz

Sales Manager
Dr. Goerg
We approached Rees Exports Consulting as we needed to re-evaluate our export strategy to Spain. Within 1 year we had a national distribution set up and in year 2 we doubled our sales. Rees Exports Consulting are not only professional and reliable, they have what many others don’t have: the right contacts! If Rees Exports Consulting tells you that there is a market in Spain or Portugal for your products: ROI guaranteed!

Thank you Rees Exports Consulting

Nick Munday

Head of Global Accounts
Thorntons
We used the expertise of Rees Exports Consulting to firstly understand the market opportunity for the Thorntons Brand in Spain and secondly to identify and appoint a distributor for the Spanish Market. Throughout the process Javier Rees demonstrated an excellent knowledge of the Market and the distributor options and he worked hard to facilitate meetings so as to deliver against our objectives. It was good to work with someone who knew our business, the Spanish market and the key people to talk to.

Duncan Keith

International Development Executive
Genius Foods
Rees Exports Consulting provided export services to Genius Foods from November 2012 until June 2013. Rees Exports Consulting supported Genius’ market entry in Spain and worked closely with us to find a distribution partner that suited our needs at the time and our future ambition.

Rees Exports Consulting had an excellent grasp of the Spanish grocery market and was well positioned to support the export ambition of Genius. I found them to be extremely professional and understanding throughout and it was a pleasure to work with them.

Chris Thompson

Export Director
Wholebake
Rees Exports Consulting have been a joy to work with. They know the market extensively and have been an excellent go-between with ourselves and our Spanish partner. Thanks to Rees Exports Consulting we will be launching our brand over in Spain this year with one of the major wholesale/distribution companies and look forward to continuing the relationship at various points.

Having helped in a range of different areas including market knowledge, route to market strategy and label translations, Rees Exports Consulting have a full range of qualities and a wealth of information that has helped us find our feet in the Spanish market.

Robin Wall

Sales Director
Tayto Group
Having met Javier at Alimentera in 2010, he has helped me enormously in understanding the Spanish market and in finding potential partners to distribute our brands.

Ian Douglass

Sales and Marketing Director
Lovemore Foods
I would just like to express how impressed Lovemore Foods are with the services of Rees Exports Consulting, from identifying opportunities to initial introductory presentations, right through to weekly order processing support – we would have to say we simply could not have achieved what we have without the aid of Rees Exports Consulting in Spain and Portugal.