A newly-formed Ulster company has bought three textile companies, securing a total of 320 jobs in the province. Arogan, formed by management at Hicking Pentecost, a dye works in Ballymena, has bought a dye works, a knitwear business and a stretch fabrics factory in Co Antrim. Arogan bought Hicking Pentecost Textiles, a firm operating through two Northern Ireland divisions, from the Quantum Clothing Group based in Derbyshire, England.