Expansive caterer launches outside bar and beverage division

Mike Todd, general manager, Down Royal; Pamela Ballantine, chair of the Hospitality Committee, Down Royal; Trevor Annon, chairman, Mount Charles; and Jim Nicholson, chair, Down Royal

Mount Charles has announced the launch of a new division, Mount Charles ‘Drink’, which will service bar and beverage contracts for external events.

The company has recently celebrated winning a high profile, three-year beverage contract with Down Royal racecourse in Lisburn which will boost the its revenue by around £400,000 per annum.

The contract is a major achievement for Mount Charles, one of Ireland’s leading food service, cleaning, security and vending companies, which has held the beverage contract for Kingspan Stadium, home of Ulster Rugby, since July 2013.

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Mount Charles also won the beverage contract earlier this year for one of the biggest outdoor sporting events on the island of Ireland; the international North West 200 motorcycle road race.

The North West 200 sees thousands of spectators and the world’s best riders descend on the north coast of Ireland for some adrenaline-fuelled fun, followed up by a cold drink in the Hospitality Tent.

Trevor Annon, chairman and founder of Mount Charles, said: “We are delighted to officially add another string to our bow in the form of this new external events beverage division, Mount Charles ‘Drink’.

“The catalyst for making the decision to create a dedicated team to beverage and bar contracts was the success of our partnership with Ulster Rugby; there has been a learning curve but I’m pleased to say that we have been able to significantly improve service and efficiency levels there since taking over almost two years ago.

“Winning the contract to supply a bar service at the prestigious Down Royal Racecourse and at a major event such as the North West 200 is testament to our service quality and provides the perfect platform on which to launch the division formally.”

Photo caption (L-R): Mike Todd, general manager at Down Royal, Pamela Ballantine, chair of the Hospitality Committee at Down Royal, Trevor Annon, chairman of Mount Charles and Jim Nicholson, chair of Down Royal.

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