Lord (Brian) Mawhinney – former government minister and a previous chairman of the Football League – was appointed as non-executive chairman of this Northern Ireland meat business in April. He was recruited by Dunbia’s founders and owners Jack, 61, and Jim Dobson, 60, who started the company in 1976 as a village butcher’s shop in County Tyrone. Today, their firm processes lamb, pork and beef for retail and commercial customers across Europe. It reported sales of £719m in the year to March 2013.
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