Ul­ster Car­pet Mills

Man­ag­ing direc­tor: Nick Coburn

Belfast Telegraph - Top 100 Northern Ireland Companies - - ENTRIES 21-100 PROFILED -

Pre-tax profit: £10.7m Em­ploy­ment: 666 Pay bill: £25.8m

Castleis­land Fac­tory Craigavon BT62 1EE Tel: 028 3833 4433 www.ul­ster­car­pets.com

Ul­ster Car­pets, one of North­ern Ire­land’s best-known fam­ily com­pa­nies, said 2018 brought an­other highly suc­cess­ful year with turnover up by 11% to over £76m. Op­er­at­ing profit was also sub­stan­tially up on the year be­fore. Dur­ing the last six months the com­pany has com­menced its big­gest ever in­vest­ment cap­i­tal pro­gramme. The ma­jor de­vel­op­ment is at the com­pany’s Por­ta­d­own site but larger scale investment­s are also un­der­way at Ul­ster’s two man­u­fac­tur­ing di­vi­sions in the North of Eng­land. In to­tal £40m is be­ing spent to guar­an­tee the long term success of the busi­ness.dur­ing the two pre­vi­ous fi­nan­cial years, the com­pany took over two busi­nesses, Roger Oates De­sign and Grif­fiths Tex­tile Ma­chines. Its long-serv­ing chair­man Ed­ward Wil­son, son of the firm’s founders, is re­tir­ing from the firm.

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