Glens firm named among ‘Top 1,000’

Michael McKillop of Glens of Antrim Potatoes
Michael McKillop of Glens of Antrim Potatoes

Local agri-food business, Glens of Antrim Potatoes, has been named as one of the ‘1000 Companies to Inspire Britain’ in a report produced by the London Stock Exchange and financial technology firm DueDil.

Released this week, the report identifies the most exciting and dynamic small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) which are having a positive impact on economic growth and job creation in the UK. The final list was compiled after rigorous analysis of the performance and profitability of SMEs registered in the UK.

“We are delighted to be recognised as one of the top 1000 SMEs in the UK and are thrilled to take our place amongst such a remarkable list of businesses,” said Michael McKillop from Glens of Antrim Potatoes.

“Northern Ireland is known the world over for the strength of its agri-food sector and we take great pride in playing a role in raising the profile of our local industry. Despite a difficult economic and trading environment, we remain committed to investing in our business, improving our product offering and identifying opportunities to expand our reach into new markets. This has started to yield positive results and supplying high quality, locally-sourced produce will continue to be central to our long-term business strategy.”

The Cushendall-based company was one of 19 SMEs from Northern Ireland recognised in the report.

“This report is a significant part of London Stock Exchange’s broader campaign to support UK high growth companies in their journeys from Start-up to Stardom and to create an entrepreneurship revolution,” said stock Exchange CEO Xavier Rolet.