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Finnebrogue plans to invest £63m in new factory for plant-based foods


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Finnebrogue founder Denis Lynn

Finnebrogue founder Denis Lynn

Finnebrogue founder Denis Lynn

A top food firm plans to invest up to £63m - and create 340 new jobs - in a huge new factory as it ramps up production of "next generation" plant-based products, the Belfast Telegraph can reveal.

Finnebrogue Artisan, based in Downpatrick in Co Down, is planning a massive 300,000 sq ft factory, which the first phase will include a 200,000 sq ft development, as part of a £32.9m investment.

The company says it is "accelerating plans to expand the production of next generation plant-based products". "We have already invested £50m over the last five years in three factories in Co Down," a spokesman told the Belfast Telegraph.