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Tuesday 25 October 2016

Cooking for Jamie Dornan adds to food firm's profits

Gordon Deegan

Published 18/10/2016 | 02:30

Jamie Dornan in the Siege of Jadotville
Jamie Dornan in the Siege of Jadotville

Cooking meals for movie star Jamie Dornan and other cast members of 'The Siege of Jadotville' helped boost profits and revenues at Fitzers Catering.

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The Dublin firm today employs over 470 full-time and part-time employees. Chief executive Barry Storey yesterday confirmed that the group last year recorded a post tax profit of €446,632 as revenues exceeded company forecasts to top €15.3m.

The profit in 2015 and projected profit of €410,000 in 2016 follows a loss-making 2014.

"Fitzers Catering are delighted to return to profit in 2015 and the company has moved on from the transition year of 2014 whereby the company recorded losses for the first time," Mr Storey said.

"We have now established a strong diverse blend of businesses that underpins the company overall within sectors such as corporate catering, the sporting sector, film, festival and commercial trade as well as the conference business that has the company less reliant on any one venue or sector."

Mr Storey said the firm also is currently providing services to the new Mel Gibson and Sean Penn movie, 'The Professor and The Madman' being shot here.

Mr Storey said that the revenues for 2016 are projected to be lower than 2015, landing in at €14m.

He said that for 2017, Fitzers Catering is projecting modest growth to €14.5m in total sales.

Irish Independent

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