A specialist building repair company has strengthened its team of lightning protection engineers after winning more contracts.
Stone Technical Services Group (STS), based in Darlington, is aiming to become the leading lightning protection installation and design company in the North East and has recruited Mark Sherwood to join the firm’s 15-strong team.
Sherwood, who has joined the business from Harrison Lightning and Earthing in Middleton-St-George, will be responsible for heading up a range of projects on structures such as St Paul’s Cathedral, the Royal Courts of Justice, English Heritage properties and industrial works.
Since the start of 2014, STS has secured a number of new contracts including designing and installing systems for York Park and Ride on the outskirts of the city.
STS has seen an increased demand for lightning protection services in the last year and, as well as recruiting Mark, it is training apprentices in the specialist field.
Managing director Dave Stone (pictured), said: “Lightning protection installation is so niche and the industry is desperate for not only new recruits but also highly-skilled experts.”