Belfast Telegraph

Mount Charles wins £9m college contract

Trevor Annon of Mount Charles
Trevor Annon of Mount Charles

By Staff Reporter

Catering and facilities management company Mount Charles has won a £9m catering and hospitality services contract with Griffith College Dublin.

The deal, worth £1.25m per year, will see the family-run firm provide catering services at the college's main seven-acre campus.

The Belfast-based company will provide catering, food retail and hospitality services to 5,000 students and staff during the academic year.

It will also provide services to the college's summer school.

Mount Charles has invested £180,000 in refurbishing and transforming the dining facilities across the college's main estate.

The firm said "internationally inspired menus, innovative retail brands and casual dining offers have transformed the catering provision", which will be managed by a dedicated team.

Trevor Annon, chairman and founder of Mount Charles, said securing the new contract was testament to the company's expertise in providing "healthy, fresh and affordable food in modern facilities with a professional service, that meets the diverse needs of both the student body and university staff".

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"Our success has been down to the relationship building strategy and the market research our Dublin-based senior management team has carried out on student and staff preferences, to deliver the exciting, locally sourced, value for money food offers that they want," he added.

Ronan Fenelon, director of Griffith College Dublin, said: "We are delighted to have awarded our campus-wide catering contract to Mount Charles. Our feedback from our clients has been excellent."

This latest contract win comes a year after Mount Charles announced £8m in major contracts wins with various businesses.

Belfast Telegraph