Mount Charles agrees new £30m contract with Belfast International Airport

Mount Charles, Ireland’s leading independently-owned catering and support services company, has announced a £30m contract renewal with Belfast International Airport. Pictured at the airport are: Trevor Annon, chairman and founder of Mount Charles; Barry Byrne, managing director, Mount Charles; and Brian Carlin, director of commercial development at Belfast International Airport.
Gareth McKeown

FOOD service giant Mount Charles has announced a major contract renewal with Belfast International Airport, worth £30 million.

The seven-year contract, which will create a further 20 full and part-time jobs, will see Mount Charles continue to deliver a food and beverage offering at the airport.

Chairman and founder of Mount Charles, Trevor Annon believes they will offer travellers a new and different concept to rival top-tier UK airports, with £1m being invested in an extensive refurbishment plan to create the 'Northern Qtr'. This includes the introduction of a new Mexican food outlet as well as the addition of health food outlet, Freshly Chopped to the existing offering.

“It's an exciting time to be fortifying our existing partnership with Belfast International Airport and I am delighted to introduce our plans for the Northern Qtr, a fresh and innovative experience, with an amplified element of the high street," he said.

“Our bar will be redesigned and relocated, to enhance customer experience and the food offering will encompass three key concepts. Our homegrown brand, Fed & Watered, continues its journey in the Northern Qtr, with a revitalised offering and look and we are thrilled to announce that Freshly Chopped, Ireland's leading health food outlet, will be joining our line up at the airport. Finally, with the growing trend for traditional Mexican food, we are proud to introduce ‘Coco Diablo', Mount Charles' own exciting, new Mexican cantina brand.

"As always, our focus is to provide locally-sourced food that is fresh, tasty and served quickly and we believe that the new menus and new surroundings of the Northern Qtr, will be a big hit with business travellers and holiday makers alike.”

Director of commercial development at Belfast International Airport, Brian Carlin added:

“We are delighted to be extending our partnership with Mount Charles, who will deliver a fresh and exciting new food and beverage concept for local travellers, by providing bright, modern and appealing units with an offering that is based on up to date retail and consumer trends.”

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