Mount Charles targets Republic
CATERING and cleaning group Mount Charles has signed its first contract with a call centre company in the Republic.
Mount Charles will supply catering and cleaning services to Stream Global Services in the Republic.
The company said that the deal, which is for an undisclosed sum, was the first phase in a "major strategic expansion" south of the border.
Mount Charles, which employs 1,100 staff in four divisions, will be working for Stream in Swords and Santry.
Cathal Geoghegan, managing director of The Mount Charles Group, said the company would focus increasingly on the Republic.
"While Northern Ireland will remain a core market segment, the south represents a huge potential market that we intend to develop significantly.
"We regard the new contract with Stream Global Services as a very important step forward in our overall plans for the group.
"The Republic represents a major growth target for us, thanks to rapidly growing demand for outsourced business solutions. The new relationship with Stream will play a pivotal part in our expansion strategy blueprint."