48. Dale Farm
- Chief executive: Nick Whelan
- Pre-tax profit: £10.1m
- Employment: 1,090
- Pay bill: £35.1m
Dale Farm reported a 28% rise in pre-tax profits to £10.1m for 2017.
The UK’s largest dairy co-op also recorded a 24% jump in group turnover to £481m in 2017.
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Pre-tax profits were up from £7.9m a year earlier, while group operating profit had grown from £9.8m to £12.1m.
It’s the third year of growth for Dale farm, which last year announced that it’s now Lidl’s global supplier of cheddar cheese.
Dale Farm is owned by more than 1,300 dairy farmers across the UK. It has 10 sites across the UK and brands including Dale Farm Milk, Dale Farm Ice Cream, Dromona, Spelga, and Mullins Ice Cream.
It recently announced the closure of its creamery in Fivemiletown, Co Tyrone, and the cessation of production of all Fivemiletown cheeses except its goats cheese.
Dale Farm Co-op
Dale Farm House
15 Dargan Rd
Tel: 028 9037 2200