A County Durham specialist repair company is set to recruit more staff after a successful summer securing around £300,000 worth of new contracts.
Darlington-based Stone Technical Services (STS), which offers historic, high level and specialist maintenance as well as lightning protection and industrial steeplejack services, has been enlisted by several firms to carry out various works.
The company works with clients including the Royal Courts of Justice, Westminster Abbey, York Museum’s Trust, Lumley Castle, Lindisfarne, the National Trust, and various local authorities, amongst others.
Current projects include a major reconstruction project at grade II-listed St John the Baptist Church in Melmerby, Cumbria, bridge restoration work in Warkworth, Northumberland, and a major roofing restoration project at Oxford University’s Exeter College.
Demand for the firm’s services is expected to see staffing levels increase from 37 to 40 before the end of the year, while the buoyant order book has now placed the firm ahead of financial projections for 2014, having already achieved half of last year’s £2m turnover.
Managing director of STS Dave Stone, said: “The summer has proved a really positive time for STS’s continued growth as the new contracts that we’re securing are across all of our divisions, utilising all of our teams’ skills. What’s also great is that we’re working on so many, very different projects- large and small- up and down the UK.”
Earlier this year, STS announced its most successful first quarter of its 15-year history after achieving £1m in new contracts during the first three months of the 2014, which it’s hoped will boost the business’s turnover by around 50% over the next 12 months.
As well as its Darlington HQ, the company has offices in Edinburgh, central London and Cheshire.