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Belfast Telegraph Business round-up: Almac pre-tax profits fall and Arcadia faces crucial week


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Northern Ireland pharmaceutical giant Almac has reported an 18% fall in pre-tax profits from £33m to £27m following investment in the business, its latest results show.

Hundreds of retail fashion workers across Northern Ireland face an uncertain week as creditors and landlords prepare to vote on the future of Sir Philip Green’s Arcadia group on Wednesday. The group includes Topshop, Burton, Wallis, and Dorothy Perkins.

TODD Architects, Northern Ireland’s largest architectural firm and the designers behind Titanic Belfast, has announced a part-management buyout (MBO) by three existing employees.

Our featured business of the week is Ke Nako Biltong, a manufacturer of organic biltong and other dry cure meat products based in Ballyclare.

The business was founded by couple Ilse van Staden and Alanagh Chipperfield in 2012. It featured on Tom Kerridge’s Top of the Shop programme on BBC Two.

Belfast Telegraph