57. Dale Farm Co-op
- Chief executive: Nick Wheelan
- Pre-tax profit: £7.9m
- Employment: 1,058
- Pay bill: £33.5m
Dale Farm is Northern Ireland’s biggest dairy co-op, and owns Dale Farm Milk, Dale Farm Ice Cream, Dromona, Spelga, Fivemiletown, Mullins Ice Cream, Rowan Glen and Loseley.
At the time of going to press, Dale Farm remains a suitor of cross-border dairy processor LacPatrick, which takes milk from around 700 dairy farmers in border counties of Northern Ireland.