Heritage & History

Brothers Jim and Jack Dobson established Dungannon Meats, a premium butchers shop in Moygashel, Co. Tyrone, Northern Ireland.


Strong entrepreneurial vision sees the business expand as new slaughter and boning facilities are opened in Dungannon, Northern Ireland.

Business thrives and a new boning hall is constructed at Dungannon.


A new retail packing facility is built in Dungannon to compliment the existing primary operations on the site.

Acquired Rose County Foods, Clitheroe, Lancashire.


Acquired Excel Meats & Newgrange Meats, Republic of Ireland. Acquired Oriel Jones & Sons, Llanybydder, Wales.

Acquired new boning facility at Kilbeggan, Republic of Ireland.


Dungannon Meats, as a company name, no longer reflects the national reach of the business. The group rebrands to Dunbia throughout the UK and Ireland.

Acquired Kepak, Preston. Acquired Rhinds of Elgin, Scotland.


Launched Lamb Initiative in partnership with Wales YFC and Sainsburys to secure a field to fork supply chain which supports young farmers.

Acquired Stevenson’s & Co. pork facility, Ballymena, Northern Ireland. Launched The Butchery Academy, to develop and nurture young talent in the age old craft of butchery and de-boning.


Extended the Preston facility with a purpose built sausage factory.

Opened new state of the art redevelopment at Llanybydder. Opened retail packing facilities at Felinfach, Wales. Located only 10 miles from the primary operations facility at Llanybydder.


Acquired Lynch Quality Meats, Ayr, Scotland, a multi-species retail packing facility.

A strategic partnership between Dawn Meats and Dunbia to established a joint venture in the UK comprising the UK operations of both organisations. Dunbia now comprises of 12 sites strategically located across the UK.


Dunbia cement their focus on sustainability and pledge their commitment through becoming founding members of The UK Plastics Pact. The Brighter Futures graduate programme is relaunched with a fresh new look for 2018.


Working across key areas such as supply chain, animal welfare, and sustainable agriculture, you will get involved in all aspects of the agriculture and research and development areas within the business.


This varied role will provide you with an opportunity to get involved in all aspects of the Environmental department and participate in continuous improvement projects within a fast-paced food manufacturing environment.

Human Resources

As your skills and knowledge develop over time, you will get involved in all aspects of HR within a fast-paced food manufacturing environment and your responsibility will increase.

Retail National Account Management

This exciting role will see you gain a wide range of business experience skills, providing support to major UK retail supermarket customer accounts. 

Operations & Commercial

Work in a fast-paced food manufacturing environment gaining a hands-on experience across all aspects of operations, production and commercial with a focus on continuous improvement. 

New Product Development

You will be involved in supporting and managing the NPD process to ensure new and re-developed products are launched successfully. 

Livestock procurement

An exciting opportunity to learn about all areas of livestock procurement within the business, gaining a full understanding of production and operations.

Food Safety & Quality

A hands-on opportunity to understand and impact on food safety, quality and animal welfare across a fast-paced food manufacturing environment. Ensuring legislative compliance, customer excellence and continuous improvement.

Mechanical Engineering

As an engineering graduate you will be hands on and, on the go, working in a fast paced, busy environment overseeing electrical, mechanical and automation projects in a food manufacturing business.

Accounting & Finance

Gain a robust understanding in all aspects of the Finance Function with support at every step of the way to attain the professional qualifications needed to become a finance leader of the future.