Mount Charles reports strong revenue and employee growth

14 June 2016 by
Mount Charles reports strong revenue and employee growth

Belfast caterer Mount Charles Group has secured £7.3m worth of new contracts in the past year and employed 130 additional staff members, taking its total to 1,850.

The firm, which specialises in foodservice, cleaning, security and vending, plans to create more than 200 jobs throughout 2016.

It achieved a turnover of £28.1m in 2015 and increased its revenue by £2.6m from 2014 and by £6.2m from 2013.

One of the company's most significant contract wins during the last 12 months is a three-year deal worth £3.5m to supply professional contract cleaning to a government body.

It has also secured contracts with a range of blue chip organisations including Ladbrokes, Translink, South Eastern Regional College, the Western Health and Social Care Trust, Glanbia and Pramerica, as well as retaining its beverage contract with Ulster Rugby.

Cathal Geoghegan (pictured), managing director of the Mount Charles Group, said: "Our growth trajectory in the past few years has been significant, both in terms of revenue and employees.

"We now work with over 150 companies across Ireland. Good news travels fast and our reputation for excellence along with our ability to be competitive has allowed us to win a substantial number of lucrative new contracts."

He added: "This growth is not only positive for us, it has also provided a boost to the economy and the jobs market in the north and south of Ireland.

"The strategy now is to really push for growth in the Republic of Ireland, and to keep building our business by adding to our services with dynamic and cost effective solutions."

Mount Charles went straight to the number one spot as a new entry in the 2015 Foodservice Growth report, compiled by AlixPartners and EP, after achieving 32.5% compound annual growth from a turnover of £25.5m.

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