LacPatrick enjoys 25pc UK sales surge after Brexit vote
Dairy co-operative LacPatrick has seen a 25pc surge in its sales into the British market in the wake of Brexit.
Chief executive Gabriel D'Arcy said that's because the company straddles the Border, with operations in Monaghan but also in the North.
He said this presents opportunities.
"From our perspective, and we straddle both sides of the Border, there are opportunities in Brexit. And those opportunities are already being realised," Mr D'Arcy told a Brexit briefing last week organised by specialist bank Investec.
"For instance, our business into the GB market from our sites in Northern Ireland have increased 25pc since the vote.
"Every GB manufacturer, every big company, equally they're looking at how can they mitigate the risks that they're facing, where most of their raw materials are coming from the EU, from Ireland, or elsewhere. And they're saying, is there a GB or UK supplier of these raw materials?"
Separately, the north-west-based Lakeland Dairies co-op said earlier in the week that it has a "massive safety net" against Brexit after its multi-million-euro purchase north of the Border.
It is just over a year since the Co Cavan headquartered firm bought Northern Ireland's Fane Valley's milk business.