Ross Turner

Commercial Director, PureMalt

At PureMalt we set exceedingly high standards for the service providers we partner with across the Globe. When deciding to explore the UAE and wider Middle East market, we needed to find a professional partner that not only understood the local market and its complexities but also a company that understood our products and had the same passion and drive for quality and success, with our core values at the heart of everything they do.


We choose to partner exclusively with Ymakan for the UAE and wider region, who now act as our people on the ground, sell our products directly to our target customers, take care of all negotiations and supply us with real and in depth market insight. Ymakan are a true extension of our Brand in the Middle East, which means we can focus our time into other countries around the world, and rely on the fact that Ymakan will take care of the Middle East.


Ymakan have an excellent network and relationships with key customers across various channels and have secured several opportunities including the world's largest food company, in a short space of time. They have exceeded our expectations throughout and have been invaluable to the success of our strategy.

We can't recommend Ymakan highly enough. Great Job!

Holly Richardson

Regional Digital Marketing Lead, Unilever Food Solution

Over the past 9 months, Vanessa and the Ymakan team have partnered with my team to get visibility of our brand in the press. The keyword here is "partner", as this is truly how we view Vanessa and the Ymakan team. They go above-and-beyond expectations in order to get the best outcome for us, continuously coming up with fresh ideas to solve our business needs and offer a lot of operational support to turn those ideas into reality. It is truly refreshing to work with a team so thorough and proactive, and yet not pushy (they get the balance right).

Stephan Barbier

Managing Director, NOUQ

We are very happy to be represented by Ymakan, as they deliver well beyond the standard representative services. They uphold and develop the NOUQ brand with fine-tuned marketing services and find collaboration opportunities with relevant companies and organizations. We are wholeheartedly recommending them to any brand who wish to explore the [UAE - International] markets.

David Owens

Head of Operations, Coffee Club

Sarah has worked very closely with us to help deliver a one-stop shop solution, for food and nonfood products.  When it comes to working with somebody that really understands food and customer service I would certainly recommend Sarah. Working with us as a trusted advisor,  she has a full understanding of our business requirements and ensuring the products we choose are the right ones, to deliver consistency and quality to our customers.

Clement Raybaud

Master Baker & Pastry Chef, Nikki Beach Resort & Spa

Dear Sarah, 

I just wanted to thank you for you and your team's hard work and dedication in helping us ensure that our new menu was filled with some great and unique ingredients. 

The launch of our new menu was delivered on time and a success!

I shall certainly continue to work with you as such a team is very hard to find in this region.

Paul Grimes

Managing Director, 4 Corners

I had the pleasure of working with Sarah Motwali while she was employed by 4 Corners as Sales Director. Sarah is a consummate professional, dedicated and hands-on. She has great knowledge of the food industry in the Middle East and its requirements.

Julie Coulton

Sales Manager, Food Emporium

Having worked for Sarah on two occasions, I have never met anyone so skilled in all aspects of sales up to senior level management. Most people are great at one or the other. Not many people I have met during my long career are fantastic at both and without ego. (Rare) With ultimate support and care for her staff and her clients. A true example of integrity and that we can do business, make good profit margins for all parties and deliver what we say both internally and externally to staff, suppliers, customers. I would always jump at the chance to work with Sarah again in the future.

For further testimonials on LinkedIn please see Sarah Motwali and Vanessa Linney