The Principals of the company – long-term expats in South East Asia and already professionals in the shipping and logistics business – are Daniel Bateman and Paul Donohoe.

They founded Cresco World Trading (CWT) having realised there was a clear gap in the market, when contacts in the global food-wholesaling sector were continually asking where they could source affordable, farm-fresh produce, delivered direct, efficiently and promptly.

Since inception, CWT has grown steadily, expanding exponentially whilst combining its product brands into what has now become Cresco Foods, Cresco Produce, Cresco Seafood and Cresco Flowers, all divisions of our holding company Cresco World Trading Ltd. (CWT).

Daniel and Paul have personal relationships with growers, sellers, and traders in over forty countries across five continents.

Daniel Bateman

Daniel Bateman manages the day-to-day and back end operations of Cresco World Trading. He is responsible for ensuring that the company carries out all of its all operations efficiently and on time.

Daniel’s background is primarily in the logistics and supply chain business. In addition to his responsibilities with CWT, he runs Advanced International Networks, a B2B networking company for the logistics industry.

Daniel is also a partner in Red Wolf Global, a prominent freight forwarder in SE Asia. Through this alliance, and its local offices in Thailand, Philippines, Vietnam and America, Cresco operates on a local basis, yet ensures efficient delivery of their goods throughout the world.

Daniel has been doing business on the global platform for many years, and with his strong links and location in SE Asia, Cresco made perfect sense.

Daniel has been working and living in Bangkok, Thailand for the past 12 years with his wife and two children.

Paul Donohoe

Paul Donohoe manages CWT on a full time basis, maintaining all client relationships with Cresco World Trading.

As such, he is always available to support and advise each customer during the entire process. He is very active in the trading community and spends many of his days travelling around the world, ensuring QC and sustaining supplier relationships.

Paul deals with each client personally and always focuses on offering excellent service on a first name basis approach with his many happy customers.

Prior to founding CWT, Paul owned his own trucking company in his home country of Ireland. That company specialized in road freight and same day logistics across Ireland and the UK. Prominent clients included DHL, TNT, Fedex, Securicor Omega and Bunzyl Catering. Running his company Paul gained significant experience in the handling of and dealing with food items.

Shortly after the sale of his company, Paul moved to Bangkok, Thailand. Since then he has been involved in many forms of trading, growing a solid and reliable network of global food trading partners and suppliers.

Paul is also based in Bangkok, Thailand, living there with his wife.

The Latest News

March 08, 2019

Kampala, Uganda

Kampala, Uganda. Our Managing Director, Daniel Bateman, recently attended the Harvest Money Expo in Kampala, Uganda. As part of our continued efforts to source the most cost effective and reliable supply chains, Cresco Foods regularly travels around the globe meeting new suppliers and securing reliable and cost effective transportation options from those locations. Uganda has […]

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