Belfast Telegraph

82. Diageo (two companies)

  • Country director: Oliver Loomes
  • Pre-tax profit: £6.1m
  • Employment: 254
  • Pay bill: £14.1m

Drinks giant Diageo owns alcohol brands including Johnnie Walker, Crown Royal, Buchanan’s and Windsor whiskies, Smirnoff, Cîroc and Ketel One vodkas, Captain Morgan, Baileys, Don Julio, Tanqueray and Guinness.

Diageo announced that it's investing £16m to reduce the amount of plastics used in its beer packaging by removing the plastic ring carriers and shrink wrap from its multipacks of Guinness, Harp, Rockshore and Smithwick’s.

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Diageo’s bottling and packaging plant in Northern Ireland will be the first site that will be up and running with the new packs, with the business investing £8m in its facility in east Belfast.


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