Belfast caterer Mount Charles has recruited nine people to key senior roles within the business as it continues to grow.
The new appointments are: Ian Todd, director of finance & IT; Simon Toye, group development chef; Bryan Hill, business development manager; David Phelan, senior bid manager; Janice Stewart, group manager; Leo McNamee, regional manager; Miriam Stevenson, brand & marketing manager; Niall Donnelly, key account manager and Nicola Looby, operations manager.
Cathal Geoghegan, managing director of Mount Charles said: "We're very happy with these strategic hires, which have been made in response to the fast rate of growth we've been experiencing.
"In the past five years we've created new divisions such as cleaning, security and outside event catering and beverage provision, seeing total employee numbers shoot up to around 2,000."
He added: "In the last year alone we've won new contracts worth over £7m so the deliberate strategy to grow the business through diversification has so far been successful.
"Not content to rest on our laurels however, the question over the past 12 months has been one of how best ensure future growth, and the answer for us was to complement our existing team with further talented professionals who together will drive the business forward."
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