Dunbia’s Chief Executive Jim Dobson OBE has received two industry honours in recent weeks.

He has been admitted into the Worshipful Company of Butchers and clothed as a Liveryman of the City of London, making him a Freeman of the City of London.  He has also been appointed an Associate of the Royal Ulster Agricultural Society in recognition of distinguished achievements in the agricultural industry.

Speaking about the two appointments, Mr Dobson commented: “The Worshipful Company of Butchers and the Royal Ulster Agricultural Society are two highly prestigious organisations representing the two industries in which Dunbia operates – butchery and agriculture.  I am honoured and humbled to have been admitted into the inner workings of both institutions and am committed to playing an active role to represent and promote both industries to the best of my ability.”

“Dunbia has a long association with both institutions which are steeped in history and tradition and have at their heart the development and betterment of their respective industries,” adds Mr Dobson.  “The Balmoral Show, at which Dunbia has exhibited for many years, is an excellent showcase for the Northern Ireland agricultural industry and continues to go from strength to strength while the Worshipful Company of Butchers is committed to charitable and educational work.  I am proud to say that employees from Dunbia have won the Best Meat Processing Student award through the Worshipful Company for four years in a row.  Developing young people and giving them the skills and experience to be the best they can be is something I strongly support and will continue to promote through RUAS and WCOB.”