Cheryl Cole’s Irish-based company records €2.1m profits

Profits at entertainment firm boosted by album release

Tara Entertainments Ltd is wholly owned by the Cheryl Cole. Photograph: Fred Duval/Getty Images

Tara Entertainments Ltd is wholly owned by the Cheryl Cole. Photograph: Fred Duval/Getty Images

 

GORDON DEEGAN


The Irish-based entertainment firm owned by pop star Cheryl Cole last year recorded post-tax profits of over €2.1 million.

New accounts lodged by the Limerick-based Tara Entertainments Ltd show that the firm had profits of £1.762 million (€2.1 million) between November 11th, 2011 and the end of last year.

The figures lodged with the Companies Office show that the firm’s cash pile at the end of last year stood at £2.23 million.

The firm, a subsidiary of the dormant UK firm CC Entertainments International Ltd, owed £251,824 in corporation tax at the end of last year.

The accounts confirm that part of the firm’s revenues were last year generated by performance and concert income.

Income at Tara Entertainments was boosted by Cole releasing her third album, A Million Lights, in June 2012 with the lead single from it, Call my Name, selling 152,000 copies in its first week.

Cole’s first solo tour also added to the firm’s coffers last year.

The firm is wholly owned by the singer, with its establishment in Ireland based on connections with Limerick accountant Alan McEvoy and his firm Live Wire Business Management (LBM).

Along with Cole’s Tara Entertainments, LBM has also established firms for other British pop stars, Olly Murs and JLS. All these artists are signed with the Syco, the label of X-Factor creator Simon Cowell.

LBM, which is based at Grove Island, Corbally, Limerick, has prepared annual accounts for Boyzone, Ronan Keating, The Corrs and Westlife.

The firm has also works for one of the world’s most popular bands, One Direction, setting up the ODOT partnership, which shares LBM’s Limerick address at Canal House.