The business was founded in 1962 by Ian Galloway, who had learnt the butcher trade from his father, owner of a chain of 56 shops in Glasgow and the west of Scotland. Today the company sells beef and lamb products to the retail and service sector and, increasingly, customers on the Continent. British customers include M&S, McDonald’s, Sainsbury’s and the Co-op. The group trades through subsidiaries Scotbeef and Vivers, a specialist lamb abattoir that was acquired in 2008. Sales increased to £189.3m in 2010.

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Company details
CompanyJW Galloway
ActivityBeef and lamb processor
Sales £m*189.3
Operating profit £m*5.6
Main shareholdersIan Galloway CBE and family (87%), others (13%)

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* supplied by Company   † annualised figure   ‡  profit = ebitda