Business

Mount Charles gobbles up £37m in new contracts in last year

Mount Charles' head of sales and marketing Gavin Annon (left) and managing director Cathal Geoghegan. Photo: Elaine Hill Photography

OUTSOURCING giant Mount Charles has won new contracts worth £37 million in the past 12 months, boosting this year's turnover by 18 per cent to £34 million, the company has reported.

Ireland's leading indigenous food-service, cleaning, security and vending firm has also expanded its offering into the Republic, securing high profile Dublin-based contracts worth more than €1.4m with the Public Appointments Service, Ordinance Survey Ireland and Custom House.

And growth in 2016/7 has also seen employee figures swell by around 200 to 2,200.

Managing director Cathal Geoghegan said: “In addition to our strong footing in Northern Ireland, we're now aggressively targeting contracts in the Republic of Ireland, having secured a Dublin base from which to do business and we see this market as having major scope for future expansion.

“We have also been successful in generating new business in Great Britain, winning a contract worth over half a million pounds with global company Firstsource across three of their regional sites,” he said.

Closer to home, Mount Charles (www.mountcharles.com) has won contracts with a range of both private and public sector organisations including Terex, the NI Ambulance Service, CAFRE, Deloitte and Northern Regional College. It now works with more than 250 customers across Britain and Ireland.

Mr Geoghegan added: “We announced an ambitious project entitled ‘The Road to £50m' last December, where we aim to reach that turnover by 2020, and I'm confident we are firmly on course to meet that target.

“We've restructured the senior team to ensure we have the means and talent to create and win new business opportunities, with the appointment of Gavin Annon as head of sales and marketing in particular acting as a driver to our continued growth.

“We have significant plans for the continued evolution and growth of our business, which will likely be achieved through both organic and inorganic means. Our vision is to be both a business partner and employer of choice throughout Ireland and the UK, based on the delivery of the highest standard of service, focusing on partners, people, planet, product and profit throughout,” he finished.

In March Mount Charles was named one of Ireland's Best Managed Companies by Deloitte for the seventh year running.

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