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Hot 100 2012 – 43: Lissan Coal Company

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The basics

Company name: Lissan Coal Company
What they do: Family-owned energy business
Headquarters: Cookstown
The boss: The Loughran family

The financials

Latest turnover (£,000): 370,390
Four-year compound sales growth (%): 41
Latest Ebitda (£,000): 8,359

The details

Family-run energy business, Lissan Coal Company, is flying high on our list with continued demand for its gas, oil and coal products and services. The business, which supplies hundreds of domestic and commercial clients across Northern Ireland, imports raw materials from all over the world. 

Lissan Coal Company was founded by the Loughran family and two generations are involved in its operations, which also include a ship-chartering service as well as coal screening and washing. The firm has invested heavily in technology and management to sustain its growth.

The firm points to “a commitment to providing the same dedicated personal service to its customers as has been offered from the establishment of the company in 1986”. Lissan has experienced 41 per cent compound growth during the last four years and turnover has passed £370m from just over £133m four years ago.

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