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Ulster Business Top 100 reveals sales rise more than 10% among biggest businesses

The leading list, with A&L Goodbody, charts the successes of our largest companies

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Michael Neill, A&L Goodbody, Chris Kirke, Moy Park and John Mulgrew, Ulster Business

Michael Neill, A&L Goodbody, Chris Kirke, Moy Park and John Mulgrew, Ulster Business

Michael Neill, A&L Goodbody, Chris Kirke, Moy Park and John Mulgrew, Ulster Business

Northern Ireland’s biggest businesses have seen sales rising by more than 10% over the last year, Ulster Business can reveal.

The Ulster Business Top 100 Companies 2020 list with A&L Goodbody shows sales have grown from £27.5bn from £24.9bn, across our largest businesses – up 10.4%.

Meanwhile, pre-tax profits have also risen in line with sales – up around 10% across the companies on the list, when compared year-on-year figures.

The majority of the company accounts cover 2019 and the end of 2018, thus any impact of the ongoing coronavirus situation would not be reflected in the overall performances.

And poultry processing giant Moy Park has topped the list for the ninth year in a row, with turnover of £1.58bn, while pre-tax profits now sit at £70m.

Michael Neill, head of Belfast office, A&L Goodbody, sponsor of the Top 100, said: “On behalf of all at A&L Goodbody, congratulations to each of this year’s Ulster Business Top 100 Companies. We wish you every success in the coming year as you embark upon your respective journeys to recovery post Covid-19.

“As an international law firm with offices in Belfast, Dublin, London and the US, we have been working closely with many of these Top 100 Companies in recent months, advising on both domestic and international matters impacted by Covid-19.

“We have been inspired not only by their drive and agility but, most of all, their resilience and determination to overcome adversity yet again.”

Ulster Business editor, John Mulgrew, said: “The performance of some of Northern Ireland’s leading firms continues to cement our position on the business map – especially given the wide breadth of companies which call here home.

“And while over the course of more than 30 years this list has been through the boom times, as well as tough periods following the 2008 recession, the next couple of years are likely to be the most difficult many of them have ever faced. But many of those companies on the list, and across Northern Ireland as a whole, have the resilience and the ability to weather such challenging times, and Ulster Business will be there as a guide along the way.”

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