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Mount Charles named the UK’s fastest growing foodservice company

Cathal Geoghegan
Cathal Geoghegan, Managing Director of the Mount Charles Group.
Rebecca Kincade on November 18, 2015 - 7:14 am in News

The Mount Charles Group has topped the Foodservice Growth Report 2015, a list and league table for the fastest growing independent foodservice companies in the United Kingdom, prepared by AlixPartners and EP Business in Hospitality.

The report, now in its third year, assesses foodservice providers on their profits and accounts, measuring their growth rate over a period of three years and placed Mount Charles in the top spot with a compound profit growth of 32.5 percent from a turnover in excess of £25.5m.

A new entry on the list for 2015, Mount Charles placed first ahead of some of UK’s most established firms including Olive Catering Services, who were second on the list and CH & CO Catering in third.

The report also commended Mount Charles as a stellar new entrant that continues to set standards for customer service, and suggested that the company appears well placed to continue its growth trajectory in the coming years as a market leader in Northern Ireland.

Cathal Geoghegan, Managing Director of The Mount Charles Group said: “It is a real honour to be recognised in the Foodservice Growth report, and as a new entrant we couldn’t be happier to have topped the list.

“Being ranked as the UK’s fastest growing foodservice provider is a testament to the hard work of all of our employees who maintain the highest standards of service and continue to help us grow the business.

“It’s especially gratifying when you take into consideration the calibre of the competition and the fact that the report compares firms on a national scale.

“There are some established names on the list and it’s a highly competitive industry, as modern foodservice businesses are not only competing against each other, but they have to battle against high street brands as well.

“It is however a very rewarding sector to work in and although it maintains a somewhat low profile, it’s one that thousands of people come into contact with every day, whether it’s through food provision at their workplace, schools, healthcare facilities or other. The chances are that you come into contact with our services more often than you might think.

“For us, the goal now is to build on this success and continue to drive the business forward in all areas, not just food service and catering, and we will continually strive to improve and strengthen our offering.”

Headquartered in Belfast, the Mount Charles Group currently employs 1,800 people across the island of Ireland and Great Britain, providing a range of business support services including contract catering, cleaning, vending, retail and security services, to public and private sector clients.

Their ranking in the Foodservice Growth Report is the second national accolade the Mount Charles Group has received in recent weeks, as the firm also won the coveted Public Service Buildings Award at the 2015 Kimberley-Clark Professional Golden Service Cleaning Awards.

The award, seen as a hallmark for quality and excellence, is a benchmark for contract cleaning companies, and was presented for the quality of their work at the iconic Titanic Belfast.

For more information on the Mount Charles Group visit www.mountcharles.com


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