Belfast Telegraph

7. Moy Park

  • Chief executive: Chris Kirke
  • Pre-tax profit: £64.5m
  • Employment: 9,839
  • Pay bill: £253.6m

A top 15 UK food company, Moy Park is Northern Ireland’s largest private sector business, employing over 13,000 people across facilities in the UK, Holland and France.

The business is the European division of Pilgrim’s Pride Corporation, one of the leading chicken producers in the world.

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Working with over 800 poultry farmers across Northern Ireland and GB, Moy Park has 40 million birds on the ground at any one time. 2018 saw the firm celebrate 75 years in business while also reaching a major production milestone of processing 6 million fresh chickens per week. It now supplies almost a third of the total UK poultry market. It recently announced a temporary halt to production at its Ballymena, Co Antrim site.

Although best known for poultry, Moy Park is also a major producer of beef products, vegetarian products such as spring rolls and onion rings, as well as desserts including donuts and apple pies — a full range from starters and main courses to desserts. The company’s strategic growth programme saw it invest £45m across its facilities last year.

Moy Park

39 Seagoe Industrial Estate


BT35 5QE

Tel: 028 3835 32233