Redrose Developments Ltd was founded by Ann Ruddy as a multi-enterprise group. It has both commercial ambitions and a strong social conscience. With a diverse and talented team Redrose is undertaking a range of pursuits to ultimately provide wealth, employment and range of career opportunities for struggling rural coastal communities, whilst being aware of, and sympathic too environmental impacts.
There is a global awareness of the importance of marine resources, with oceans covering 70% of the planet's surface. Healthy oceans are necessary to provide many basic resources to meet human needs. The ocean's production of oxygen and proteins will be essential to sustain an ever expanding population struggling with a finite land mass.
Ireland has an opportunity to utilise the expansive coastline with its prized pristine waters of the Wild Atlantic. Through education, product creation, sea vegetation cultivation and processing at local levels, Redrose will also support tourism and provide much needed careers for the highly educated young people currently leaving such communities in search of opportunities currently not available in rural coastal areas of Ireland.
Redrose is escalating its capabilities to address all aspects of sustainable marine resource management. It has dedicated its business focus on one of Ireland’s most important natural resources...seaweed! All of our research and development is currently directed towards the sustainable development of seaweed.
Based on co-operations and frequent academic exchanges with reputable universities and institutes from home and abroad, Redrose is committed to developing new products and methodologies to meet the needs of the market, the consumer and the local communities who are the custodians of these precious resources.
We are involved in developing cutting-edge technologies to harness the benefits of seaweed and provide value-added products to support local economies and communities. We are driving the demand for high value Irish seaweed products through education and marketing, preparing people for an increased use of seaweed products now and into the future.