Slowing world economies hit Belleek group

New accounts show that Belleek Pottery, the 150-year-old Fermanagh firm, recorded a rise in turnover and profits in the year to the end of March, but sales at Galway Crystal slumped 11 per cent, while Aynsley China is trading at a loss amid ‘‘difficu

30th August, 2008

New accounts show that Belleek Pottery, the 150-year-old Fermanagh firm, recorded a rise in turnover and profits in the year to the end of March, but sales at Galway Crystal slumped 11 per cent, while Aynsley China is trading at a loss amid ‘‘difficult global market conditions’’.

The main backer of the Belleek group is George Moore, a Louth-born businessman who is based in America and has a range of interests in...

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