Contract caterer Charlton House saw turnover increase 15% year-on-year to £44.6m in the twelve months to 30 September.
The independent reiterated it remained on course to best this in 2006 with turnover forecast to hit a record £53m.
Chairman and finance director of Charlton House Tim Jones said: "Sales performance in the first month of our new financial year alone presents a very encouraging outlook for the coming year."
The caterer currently has more than 130 contracts and employs 1,250 people.
By Chris Druce
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