12. W&R Barnett
- Managing director: William Barnett
- Pre-tax profit: £29.8m
- Employment: 512
- Pay bill: £28m
W&R Barnett is the holding company of a group of international commodity trading, storage, agribusiness and industrial companies. It is a global trader of molasses and related liquid commodities, and the leading trader of grain and non-grain animal feed commodities in Ireland.
The company is also an independent supplier of bulk liquid storage facilities to the UK food, feed, industrial and energy sectors with over 400,000 cubic meters of storage assets located on the Mersey, Humber, Thames and Avonmouth.