Catering firm Mount Charles to create 1,000 jobs over four years
Catering business Mount Charles has announced plans to increase its workforce by 1,000 people by 2020.
The news came as the firm officially opened its new £1.6m Belfast headquarters.
The 10,000 sq ft building, named Annon House, on the Ormeau Road in the south of the city was opened by First Minister Arlene Foster and Junior Minister Megan Fearon.
Mount Charles decided to move after outgrowing leased premises in Shaftesbury Square in the city centre.
A year ago it announced it would buy and drastically refurbish the building, previously known as Maxol House.
Managing director Cathal Geoghegan said: "There remains massive scope for our continued expansion and diversification.
"Our revenues as of September 2016 totalled £31m, and we have recently outlined our ambitious plans for the Road to £50m, whereby we aim to achieve revenues of that amount by 2020.
"We conservatively estimate that our employee figures would rise from 2,000 to more than 3,000."