Sum­mary of re­sults

BUSI­NESSES AT THE TOP OF THE LEAGUE TA­BLE

Belfast Telegraph - Top 100 Northern Ireland Companies - - ANALYSIS - By John Simp­son

The busi­nesses record­ing the high­est lev­els of prof­its are nearly all well­known and might be ex­pected to fea­ture is any ma­jor com­men­tary on the North­ern Ire­land econ­omy.

In to­tal, the Top 100 have recorded:

Pre-tax prof­its of £1.880bn Em­ploy­ment costs of £2.743bn Em­ploy­ment of 80,190 peo­ple … 2.2% more than last year

Among the 20 busi­nesses post­ing the high­est prof­its there were:

Four banks

Six util­ity com­pa­nies in elec­tric­ity, wa­ter sup­ply and a port

One large prop­erty own­ing busi­ness

Nine pri­vate sec­tor trad­ing busi­nesses

No­table new en­tries in the first 20 of the Top 100 on the ba­sis of a surge in pre-tax prof­its were:

SSE Re­new­ables On­shore: £107m pre-tax prof­its Kil­lul­t­agh Hold­ings: £ 59m

En­circ (ex Quinn Glass): £ 37m

Ban­ner Dell (incl. KFC): £ 34m

The pri­vate sec­tor trad­ing com­pa­nies show­ing the high­est prof­its were:

By cal­cu­lat­ing the sum of recorded pre­tax prof­its and the level of spend­ing on em­ploy­ment costs (wages and salaries plus so­cial se­cu­rity and pen­sion con­tri­bu­tions) an es­ti­mate of the over­all im­pact of the largest busi­nesses on the econ­omy (in­di­rectly, con­tri­bu­tion to GDP) has been pre­pared.

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