Moy Park chief given ‘Outstanding’ award

Moy Park chief executive Janet McCollum has been named ‘Outstanding Businesswoman of the Year’ at the fourth annual Women in Business Northern Ireland Awards.

McCollum has headed up the poultry giant, which is headquartered in Northern Ireland, since January 2014. Having worked at the company for 20 years, she is now chief executive of a business with a £1.4 million turnover.

She said: “I am absolutely thrilled and delighted to win this award. We have so many wonderful women in business, right across Northern Ireland, contributing to the economy, and I’m so greatly honoured to receive this recognition. To win this award is truly a great accolade for the Moy Park team – to such great people right across our company with such passion and energy who continually go above and beyond to ensure Moy Park is the successful and growing business it is today.”

The judges commented: “A genuine trail-blazer in a globally-interfacing company, Janet is a leader who has truly demonstrated the world-class quality of women entrepreneurs in Northern Ireland. Janet is an outstanding business woman in every sense of the word.”

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