Wednesday 18 September 2019

Screen success: Accumulated profits at Laura Whitmore firm rise to over €775,000

Laura Whitmore
Laura Whitmore

TV presenter Laura Whitmore's media firm enjoyed a bumper year as accumulated profits topped the €775,000 mark.

New accounts show that accumulated profits at the firm increased from £643,588 to £700,164 (€775,369) in the 12 months to the end of March this year.

The combined value of the company's cash pile and money owed to the firm by debtors last year increased from £700,792 to £740,444.

One of Ireland's most successful broadcasters operating abroad, Ms Whitmore is now reaping the dividends from her high profile work with MTV, BBC, Channel 4 and ITV in the UK.

The firm is called Yer Wan Ltd - it was formerly Laura Whitmore Ltd. The presenter's Twitter profile, followed by over 372,000, refers to Whitmore as 'Yer wan off the telly'. 

The £56,576 increase in profits follows a £139,998 increase in the prior year. Profits rose by £175,051 in fiscal 2016 and £131,879 in fiscal 2015.

Underlining the rapid growth in wealth at the firm, at the end of March 2012, Whitmore's firm's accumulated profits stood at £20,648 with cash of £26,982.

 The Bray woman studied journalism at Dublin City University (DCU) where she edited a student magazine and worked as a researcher for Newstalk for a period.

 In 2008, Ms Whitmore entered the Myspace/MTV Pick Me competition and beat 3,000 other hopefuls to win a coveted MTV news role on the international music channel.

Reporting from music and film festivals around the world, Laura has interviewed some of the biggest names in show business including Justin Bieber.

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