£2.3m Skills Investment In Tyrone Meat Company

£2.3m is being invested by County Tyrone-based meat suppliers Dunbia.

Enterprise Minister Arlene Foster announced that the Dungannon-headquartered company has secured the investment to implement skills development programmes over the next three years.

Invest Northern Ireland has offered Dunbia (NI) over £714,000 towards the investment, which involves establishing a Butchery Academy, implementing leadership and management training and introducing lean manufacturing practices.

Minister Foster said: "Dunbia’s investment in training and development will ensure it can build on its success to date and continue to increase its profitability and performance.

"Support from Invest Northern Ireland is helping Dunbia up-skill its 1,000 strong workforce across Dungannon, creating a culture of continuous learning and improvement which will be invaluable in driving this company’s performance. Its structured training programmes will help to nurture local talent and create a stable workforce that will guarantee a sufficient supply of skills to meet demand."

Jim Dobson, Managing Director of Dunbia, said: "This investment is about developing our people through targeted core skills training and ensuring we have a strong management on board to safeguard the future of the company."

Dunbia Northern Ireland employs over 1,000 people in the procurement, slaughter and de-boning of cattle and sheep, wholesale distribution and retail packing of beef and lamb.


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