This pharmaceutical firm, founded in 1969 by Lord Ballyedmond, researches, develops and produces veterinary drugs, sold in 120 countries. It is based in Northern Ireland and has manufacturing facilities in the UK, Ireland and Kenya. Chief executive Liam Nagle, 56, oversaw new product releases in Europe and America last year, helping to boost sales by 14% to £272m, and increase profits by almost a third to £50.2m.

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Company details
Year2018
Rank90
CompanyNorbrook Laboratories
ActivityPharmaceuticals manufacturer
LocationCounty Down
Sales £m272
Operating profit £m50.2
Main shareholdersThe Lord Ballyedmond family trust (100%)
Staff2,068
Founded1969
Websitewww.norbrook.com

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