Belfast Har­bour

Chief ex­ec­u­tive: Joe O’neill

Belfast Telegraph - Top 100 Northern Ireland Companies - - ENTRIES 1-20 PROFILED -

Pre-tax profit: £65.8m Em­ploy­ment: 148 Pay bill: £8.1m

Cor­po­ra­tion Square Belfast BT1 3AL Tel: 028 9055 4403 www.belfast-har­

Belfast Har­bour handled a record 24.6 mil­lion tonnes in 2018, rep­re­sent­ing 70% of all North­ern Ire­land’s seaborne trade and around 20% of the en­tire is­land. In re­cent years sec­tors such as ag­gre­gates, wind farm ma­chin­ery, freight, ferry pas­sen­gers and cruise vis­its have per­formed strongly.

The Har­bour Es­tate is also a ma­jor driver of North­ern Ire­land’s econ­omy with over 700 firms based there and 27,000 peo­ple work­ing and be­ing ed­u­cated within.

Belfast Har­bour is also a ma­jor in­vestor in in­fras­truc­ture. In the past decade the Har­bour has in­vested £250m in new ma­rine fa­cil­i­ties and the re­gen­er­a­tion of the es­tate. Last year £52m was in­vested in new cap­i­tal projects. By the end of 2019 Belfast Har­bour will have in­vested £120m in City Quays and de­vel­oped 450,000 sq ft of Grade A of­fice space. City Quays 1 and 2 are al­ready com­plete and plan­ning ap­proval has been granted for the £50m City Quays 3. In 2017 Belfast Har­bour opened a new 120,000 sq ft pur­pose built film stu­dio, work­shop and of­fice space at the North­ern Fore­shore. It has also ac­quired the Obel 68 of­fice, let to Allen & Overy.

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