Housebuilders Story Contracting and Story Homes are creating 250 new jobs following a period of sustained growth.
The two firms, which employ 447 people between them, expect to see seen turnover grow 60% this year from £60m to £100m, with further growth to come, resulting in the recruitment opportunities at its sites across Cumbria, the North East, Lancashire and south Scotland.
Story Homes currently has 11 live developments, including sites in Carlisle and Shotley Bridge, supporting more than 165 jobs for sub contractors. It expects to sell 250 homes in the 2013/14 financial year, rising to 400 in 2014/15.
Sharon Benson, HR director for Story Homes and Story Contracting, said: “We have great career opportunities for hard working, talented and innovative people to join fast-growing businesses.”