Mount Charles celebrates £7.3m in new contracts won within 12 months

Mount Charles Group, one of Ireland’s leading foodservice, cleaning, security and vending companies has announced that it has won £7.3m in new contracts in the last year, boosting employee numbers by 130 to a total of 1,850.

One of the most significant contract wins is a three-year deal worth £3.5m to supply professional contract cleaning to a government body, which will see the outsourcing giant employ a further 212 employees across Northern Ireland.

The firm achieved a turnover of £28.1m in 2015, increasing its revenue by £2.6m from 2014 and by £6.2m from 2013.

In the past 12 months Mount Charles has also secured contracts with a range of blue chip organisations across Ireland including Ladbrokes, Translink, South Eastern Regional College, the Western Health and Social Care Trust, Glanbia and Pramerica, as well as retaining its high profile beverage contract with Ulster Rugby.

Cathal Geoghegan, 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. Indeed in 2015, we were named the fastest growing independent foodservice company in the UK by AlixPartners and EP Business in Hospitality.

“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. 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.'

Geoghegan continued, “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.

“Our offering is already much wider than people may realise; it’s not all contract catering and cleaning. You need manned guarding? We can do that. A remote switchboard? That’s no problem. An outside event that requires a bar? We can do that too.

“We make it our business to put the right people in the right place at the right time, supporting an organisation’s internal functions and allowing them to get on with what they do best.'

Geoghegan concluded, “We serve thousands of people in workplaces, schools, healthcare facilities and universities every day; so the chances are you might come into contact with Mount Charles more often than you think.'

In March 2016, Mount Charles was named one of Ireland’s Best Managed Companies by Deloitte for the sixth year running. The awards programme recognises indigenous Irish companies that operate at the highest levels of business performance.