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Homegrown success stories illuminate the road out of Covid-19

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Local entrepreneurs with a stake in NI hold the key to recovery

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Enterprise: Arlene Foster with Lady Dufferin of Clandeboye Estate

Enterprise: Arlene Foster with Lady Dufferin of Clandeboye Estate

Enterprise: Arlene Foster with Lady Dufferin of Clandeboye Estate

Our economy in Northern Ireland has certainly taken a hit from the Covid-19 pandemic, as indeed have economies elsewhere. There is a lot of gloom on the economic front, especially with retail jobs and the hospitality sector.

There has not been a lot of good news as regards the economy and employment, but some local businesses are looking ahead and planning for the future.

Over the last few days, I have been struck by two encouraging announcements and both are in relation to food production. Clandeboye Estate in Co Down, which already produces yoghurt, is to invest £2m in a new factory and new machinery which will increase both production and sales to international markets.