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David Cleary

  • Battersea
  • +447482219580


“Looking to secure additional work in London to compliment my other commitments."    

Work History

Sep 2015 May 2016

UK Business Development Manager

Glenisk Organic Dairy
  • Developing new business in the UK for the Glenisk range of yogurts.
  • Building relationships with our UK partners 
Jun 2014Jun 2015


Rockridge Foods - Ireland
  • Owner and founder of Rockridge Foods, a company set up to manufacture and sell a high quality range of dairy-free beverages and milk alternatives processed with high pressure processing. 
  • Secured funding through Enterprise Ireland's graduate competitive start up fund 
  • Lead the development of a new brand "ekte" in January 2015
  • Secured a trial in one of Ireland's largest retailers
Jun 2013Sep 2013

New Product Development Intern

Harmless Harvest - USA
  • Part of the new product development team reporting directly to the owners
  • Involved finalising the recipes for the world's first 100% raw tea drinks and developing the production process
  • Full range was successfully launched nationwide into Whole Foods Market on time
Jan 2013May 2013

Deputy Manager and Brand Advocate                            

Glenisk Organic Dairy –  Ireland 
  • Involved in the running and managing of the Glenisk pop up store
  • Actively participated in promoting the brand’s message and ethos to
    customer while also dealing with any customer queries
  • Ensured the efficient running of the store through delegation, cash control, stock control and merchandising


Sep 2010May 2014

Bachelor of Business Studies

University of Limerick, Ireland

Result: 2.1

Aug 2012Dec 2012


Nanyang Technological University, Singapore 

Result: Pass


Strong Communicator 

Learned by interacting with customers, staff and suppliers face-to-face, by telephone and via correspondence

Commercially Aware 

Due to my exposure to a wide range of businesses, particularly those placing an emphasis on the food industry


Evident by my various positions in a number of jobs

Excellent Team Player

Demonstrated by my numerous placements on rugby and soccer teams and managerial roles


  • Participated in the inaugural 100 minds challenge, where together with 99 other undergraduate student raised over €100,000 for Temple Street Children’s Hospital, Dublin
  • Selected as one of the 24 emerging entrepreneurs to participate in the "Entrepreneur Experience', held in Ballymaloe, Co.Cork. The event brings together 24 emerging entrepreneurs with 24 seasoned entrepreneurs for a weekend of group and one-to-one meetings.
  • I have a strong interest in health and fitness and currently hold two Irish powerlifting records through my involvement with the Irish Drug Free Powerlifting Association.