Mount Charles reports 30% growth in Irish market

Mount Charles, Ireland’s leading independent foodservice, cleaning and business support company, has announced that its turnover has grown by just over 30% in the Irish market in the last year, with almost £2.2m in new cleaning and catering contracts won from its Dublin base.

Overall turnover for the Belfast-headquartered business has risen by 20% to £40m and with employee figures growing to 2,500 in the same period, the company is firmly on the path to achieving its ambitious target of £100m turnover by 2025.

Since establishing a base in Dublin just a year ago, the company has secured over £8.8m of new contracts, with recent cleaning contract wins including the Pensions Authority, Housing Agency and St Louis High School adding to a portfolio of high profile Dublin-based contracts comprising the Public Appointments Service, National Aquatic Centre, Abbey Theatre and the prestigious Custom House, home to the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government.

Trevor Annon, Chairman and founder, (pictured) said, “We announced our intention to achieve a turnover of £100million by 2025 to mark our 30th anniversary at the end of 2018; and this latest year on year growth is in line with our forecast and predication that we will achieve this target.

“The Republic of Ireland marketplace is now a key target for us as we continue to develop our Dublin based service delivery and management team. Growing our market share from our Dublin base remains a key priority, and will be a major driver of overall company growth over the next five years, with cleaning and catering services in particular playing a significant role.'

Annon continued, “We have increased our infrastructure and focused on strategic talent acquisition, and are now in a very strong position to capitalise on the opportunity to consistently grow our operations in Ireland.

“This latest figure of 30% growth in what is a competitive marketplace is encouraging, and a clear sign that we are bringing an attractive offering to the table, both in terms of value, quality and innovation in our approach,” he finished.

Mount Charles is the current all-Ireland Cleaning Provider of the Year, as recognised by the Facilities Management Awards.

The company has been shortlisted for the 2019 awards in the same category, as well as Client & Service Provider Partnership of the Year for its long-standing contract with Titanic Belfast, the world’s number one tourist attraction as named by the World Travel Awards.