Posted on Friday 10 August 2018 by Ulster Business

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At A&L Goodbody we are proud to be again supporting the Ulster Business Top 100 Northern Ireland Companies list, writes Michael Neill, head of office in Belfast.

The past 12 months have brought significant challenges for businesses in Northern Ireland, not least as a result of continued political stalemate and uncertainty around Brexit.

Uncertainty makes the process of business planning more challenging, but the companies that rise to the top are agile and forward-thinking enough to turn challenge into opportunity. This is exemplified by those companies appearing in this year’s Top 100 Companies.

The Top 100 Companies have continued to make great strides, with many recording a significant growth in their turnover, headcount and global footprint.

Congratulations to Dale Farm Co-operative, John Graham Holdings and Almac Group who all move into the top 10 this year. It is also encouraging to note a number of new entrants in this year’s rankings, including Heron Bros and Mac Interiors.

While construction, agri-food and energy remain dominant to some degree, the diversity of the companies and sectors in the rankings illustrates that there is, and will continue to be, a blueprint for emerging companies in Northern Ireland to emulate as they strive for sustainable growth and success.

As an international law firm with offices in Belfast, Dublin, London and in the US, we enjoy working with many of the Top 100 Companies in the Northern Ireland market and further afield, advising on both domestic and international matters. We have been inspired by their drive, determination and resilience, and the example they set to Northern Ireland plc.

We very much look forward to seeing their businesses continue to thrive over the next 12 months.

On behalf of all at A&L Goodbody, congratulations to each of this year’s Ulster Business Top 100 Companies – we wish you every success in the future.

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