Stars’ success helps top talent agency Lisa Richards Ltd back to profit

A leading Irish talent agency which counts Pierce Brosnan and Laura Whitmore among its clients returned to profit last year.

Stars’ success helps top talent agency Lisa Richards Ltd back to profit

New accounts lodged by Lisa Richards Ltd show its accumulated profits jumped by more than €41,000 to €273,975 in the 12 months to June 30 last year.

The agency, with offices in Dublin and London, represents some of Ireland’s best-known creatives, including Love/Hate’s Robert Sheehan, Charlie Murphy, and Aoibhinn McGinnity.

The firm’s fortunes have flourished in tandem with the careers of some of its biggest clients including Cillian Murphy and Aidan Turner who have received rave reviews for their roles in TV dramas Peaky Blinders and Poldark.

Lisa Richards opened its London office last year.

The recent set of figures show that the firm’s cash pile increased from €171,602 to €181,088.

The agency is led by agent Richard Cook who counts his wife, actor Pauline McLynn, as one of its clients.

Others represented by the agency include Rebellion actor Sarah Greene; Gift Grub creator Mario Rosenstock, and actor and author Amy Huberman.

Comedians Des Bishop, Dara Ó Briain, PJ Gallagher and Neil Delamere, are also among its clients.

The firm has six directors, and directors’ pay last year remained static at €131,427, the figures show.

Staff costs also remained flat at €601,808 with the company employing 15 or so staff between its Dublin and London offices.

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