This Belfast firm, formed in 1896, began as a grain merchant but now has a wide range of interests, from trading derivatives to oil. Under chairman Robert Barnett sales jumped 151% in 2011, boosted by the acquisition of Tate & Lyle’s molasses business and its UK storage facilities for £67m in 2010.
|Operating profit £m||12.9|
|Main shareholders||Robert Barnett (42%), Glencairn Nominees Limited (37%), Highline Investments Limited (10%), William Barnett (10%)|
* supplied by Company † annualised figure ‡ profit = ebitda