Congratulations Desi Koleva @berlitos_group Finalist in the Woman Who…Achieves Internationally Category 2018

Today we are featuring each of the Woman Who…Achieves Internationally Finalists.

Congratulate Desi Koleva of Food Trade International, Finalist in the Woman Who…Achieves Internationally (Import & Export) Category, sponsored by Gallagher. Desi is also a Finalist in the Woman Who…Achieves Growing SME Category.

Join Desi and our other Finalists at the Awards Lunch which takes place on Friday 27th April at Coombe Abbey Hotel. It’s an afternoon of inspiration and celebration and open to everyone (men and women).

Take a look at last year’s gallery.


Desi Koleva, Food Trade International @berlitos_group

Desi Koleva is a born entrepreneur. She started aged eight, selling clothes she persuaded a circle of grannies to knit. Now a qualified accountant, she runs three companies, including Food Trade International which she has turned into a £1 million plus company producing highly-acclaimed ‘traditional food with a modern twist’ for the catering, wholesale and retail trade.

The rapid expansion of Food Trade International came when, despite being a single mum with an eight month old baby and an established accountancy firm to run, she bought a failing food factory in Dudley and turned it around spectacularly in nine months.

Woman Who…Achieves Internationally Category is Sponsored by Gallagher

Gallagher are delighted to support the Women Who … Export Award, for the second consecutive year; it is very important for the UK that there is a focus on this part of our economy. The international insurance market is complex with regulations differing by country and any business looking to trade internationally will need to be sure their insurance cover meets all legal and commercial requirements and will respond should the worst happen. We are happy to help support all  businesses that are planning to, or may already,  export overseas via our SME Export Insurance Product. (Debbie Rush, Coventry Office, Gallagher)

Gallagher are a commercial insurance broker and risk management specialist; With a network of client-focused branches in more than 70 locations across the UK, Arthur J. Gallagher in Coventry offers dedicated local service and support to businesses, backed up by national and global industry expertise. Always with one eye on tomorrow, Gallagher works with businesses of all sizes, from new ventures to large organisations with complex risk issues. We can review all areas of your organisation, including business interruption, environmental liability, cyber-attacks and employers’ liability, as well as provide robust risk and crisis management advice. To find out more, call the Coventry office, located on Queen Victoria Road, on 02476 232 600. Alternatively, visit


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