Belfast Telegraph

39. Dunbia

  • Director: Jim Dobson
  • Pre-tax profit: £11.8m
  • Employment: 3,584
  • Pay bill: £80m

In the last four decades, Jim and brother Jack Dobson have grown their small Dungannon butcher shop into meat giant Dunbia, with sites throughout the UK and Ireland, turning over almost £800m each year.

Set up in 1976 after the brothers bought over a small frozen meat shop in Dungannon, Dunbia has grown to employ nearly 4,000 staff — 1,200 working in Northern Ireland — across a dozen sites, selling and exporting beef, lamb and pork across the globe.

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