Belfast Telegraph

Co Armagh meat firm adding 25 jobs

By John Mulgrew

A freshly rebranded Co Armagh meat firm is to take on more staff after landing £10m in new contracts.

Lurgan-based Bawnbua Foods, formerly Eurostock Foods, said the deals "span a variety of customers including international supermarket chains, food manufacturing companies and specialist frozen food retailers". Over the last three years Bawnbua Foods has invested £2m in the business. The firm plans to plough in a further £1m throughout 2017.

It has also increased its turnover by around one-third since 2012.

It said the investment will create 25 jobs for the company, which currently employs around 250.

Managing director Gary White said that the growth of Bawnbua Foods "will be accelerated by its focus on product innovation and new market development".

"We are pleased to be unveiling a new chapter for the business as we continue to deliver on our customers' requirements for convenient, great tasting, high quality meat products," he added.

"We have been in the meat business for over 30 years and our focus has always been on innovation, service and quality."

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