Mount Charles recently celebrated the achievements and outstanding contributions its employees have made to the success of the business over the past 12 months. The company’s annual Trevi Awards, named in recognition of founder Trevor Annon, rewarded eight individuals and one team at a black-tie ceremony held at Belfast’s Waterfront Hall.
Annon said: “It was an honour to present the awards and I would like to again offer my congratulations to all those who won, as well as those who were shortlisted. In a company of 2,500 people, they should all feel proud to be singled out for making a difference and their fantastic contributions to the ongoing success of Mount Charles.”
The big prize on the night was the Pride of Mount Charles, which is awarded annually to a person whose service to the company is inspirational to those around them. This year’s winner, Braid Irwin, joined the caterer in 1990, spending seven years as a chef in Lisburn Training Centre before taking on the role of catering manager at Friends’ School Lisburn when the company won the contract in 1997. She has now been at the helm of that contract, one of the company’s longest running, for over 20 years.
Irwin said: “I didn’t think for one minute that I would win! I have a real passion for cooking, both at home and in my job, and consider myself an ambassador in my line of work as I have been doing it for most of my life. I feel extremely honoured to have my hard work recognised by the company.”