Celebrity chef Richard Corrigan has announced the creation of 70 jobs at his 17th Century lodge, the Park Hotel in Virginia, Co Cavan as he confirmed that his London group of restaurants is set for “a record year” in 2014 in terms of revenues and profits.
“Business is brilliant at the moment,” he said yesterday. “London is on a massive roll and doesn’t seem to have the peaks and troughs that Ireland goes through.”
The Meath man was commenting on new accounts for his Richard Corrigan Restaurants (Holdings) Ltd that show that his business increased revenues by 4pc to £9.3m as profits jumped by 27pc to £696,316 (€867,496) last year.
The London business now employs 260 and Mr Corrigan announced his intention to have 60 to 70 people employed at his Co Cavan project by next summer. “We have been turning our attentions to Ireland,” he said. Mr Corrigan spent £1.2m purchasing the property last year and has since spent another £1.1m on upgrading it since.
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