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Ulster Business Top 100 for 2019 launched

The cream of Northern Ireland’s business community have gathered to mark the official launch of the Ulster Business Top 100 Northern Ireland Companies 2019, with A&L Goodbody.

The Top 100 summer edition of the magazine is barometer for the Northern Ireland economy, and showcases the success stories of our largest companies and those emerging, as well as offering insight, analysis, exclusive news, interviews and profiles of firms from across the business spectrum.

The event, which was held at the Ivory restaurant at Victoria Square in Belfast, heard from Mark Thompson of sponsor A&L Goodbody, and Ulster Business editor John Mulgrew.

This year’s list showed sales among the biggest companies in Northern Ireland rising by 9.4%, while pre-tax profits fell to just over £900m. Poultry processing giant Moy Park comes in at the number one spot, with turnover of £1.5bn.

Fran McKee, Harleigh Lagdon and Siobhan Marley, Pinnacle
Fran McKee, Harleigh Lagdon and Siobhan Marley, Pinnacle

And while stalwarts of industry remain in growth mode – the raft of firms within life sciences, technology and other emerging industries taking the place of more traditional sectors, or rising up the list with burgeoning turnover.

Addressing those gathered at the evening bash, speaking about business concerns around Brexit, John Mulgrew said: “Business speaks with a clear voice – a ‘no deal’ Brexit must be avoided at all costs. It is not an option.”

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Michelle Donnelly, A&L Goodbody with Nial Borthistle and Henry Daly, Glandore
Michelle Donnelly, A&L Goodbody with Nial Borthistle and Henry Daly, Glandore
Stephen Carlisle and Maurice Boyd, ABL Group
Nikki Larkin and Jane Wells at the Top 100 launch
Glyn Roberts, Retail NI, Brendan Mulgrew, MW Advocate and David Fry, Construction Employers Federation
Grainne McGarvey, Pulse PR and Rebecca Kincade, MCE
Symon Ross, MCE, Ciaran Fox, Royal Society of Ulster Architects, John Mulgrew, Ulster Business and Aodhan Connolly, NIRC
Kathryn Stevenson and Rebecca Kincade, MCE and Simon Cunningham, Lighthouse Communications
John Mulgrew, Ulster Business and Stuart John, Abacus
Fran McKee, Harleigh Lagdon and Siobhan Marley, Pinnacle
Jackie Reid, Belfast Telegraph, Mukesh Sharma, Hannon Travel and Caroline Whiteside, Ulster Carpets
Jackie Reid, Belfast Telegraph with Sarah Little, publishing director, INM NI, Mark Thompson, A&L Goodbody with John Mulgrew and Sarah-Ann Gamble, Ulster Business

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