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8. Dunbia

Published 23/04/2013

Managing Director: Jim Dobson

Employment: 3,300

Turnover: £701m

Pre-tax profit: n/a

Founded in 1976 by brothers Jim and Jack Dobson, Dunbia has grown to become an established multinational food company operating across ten sites in the UK and Ireland and from sales offices throughout Europe. Headquartered in Dungannon, it supplies beef, lamb and pork products to retail and foodservice customers.

Formerly known as Dungannon Meats, Dunbia employs 3,300 people (1,170 of which are based in Northern Ireland) across a wide range of high-tech and multi-skilled disciplines. Total employment has risen by around 250 over the last year while turnover has climbed around £80m.

The group acquired Dunbia (Preston) from Kepak and Dunbia (Elgin) from Rhinds of Eglin in 2007 before going on to buy Stevenson’s & Co pork facility in Cullybackey in 2009 and Heathfield Foods in Crewe.

Dunbia sources meat from over 2500 local producers.


Granville Industrial Estate,


BT70 1NJ

Tel: 028 8772 3350

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