Chairman: Tony Convery
Pre-tax profit: £6.7m Employment: 236 Pay bill: £7.9m
Sandholes Road Cookstown BT80 9HJ Tel: 028 8676 7900 www.cdeglobal.com
Founded in Cookstown in 1992 by Co Down man Tony Convery, CDE is now considered the world’s top wet processing equipment company for the sand and aggregates, mining and waste industries. The company was named the Outstanding Business of the Year in the 2019 Belfast Telegraph Business Awards in Partnership with Ulster Bank.
Reacting to the win, chairman Tony Convery said he refuses to place limits on his ambitions as an entrepreneur: “We don’t see any limit. Why not be JCB, why not be Jaguar Land Rover, why not be the Google of Northern Ireland?”
The company has expanded widely in Northern Ireland, including buying a former Caterpillar NI site in Monkstown where it now has 100 staff, aiming to double that to 200.