Vice-Chairperson

Brian Irwin


Brian Irwin is Chairman of Irwin’s Bakery (W D Irwin & Sons ) based in Portadown. The Bakery was established in 1912 and now employs 400.  

Irwin’s Bakery bakes a wide range of all breads for NI and ROI supplying all major stores and supermarkets.  Also known in GB for its Rankin Selection range of Irish Breads, as well as its Howell House range of cakes and buns.  They are available in all the multiple stores.

Keeping the customer to the forefront and being prepared to adapt and change has been key to our growth, as well as capitalising on the attractive provenance of the traditional products that we bake. 

Outside of work Brian supports Portadown and Irish Rugby and whatever his 3 children, all in their 20’s get up to. With his wife Moira they are renovating the 1870 family home.