Belfast Telegraph

4. Bombardier

  • Chief executive: Michael Ryan
  • Pre-tax profit: £61.5m
  • Employment: 4,558
  • Pay bill: £219.5m

Bombardier was in the headlines for much of 2017 as it fought off a competitive challenge from rival Boeing.

Even aside from that battle, Bombardier says 2017 was “another extremely challenging year” due to the reduced sales volume of non-Bombardier contracts and continuing cost competitive issues. But its customer services division achieved a good year of profitable growth and a four-year pay deal was agreed.

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