County Durham company Beaumont Grounds Maintenance has signed a three year contract with leading Teesside independent commercial property surveying practice Dodds Brown.
Beaumont, based on Aycliffe Business Park in Newton Aycliffe, will now maintain 11 Dodds Brown-managed properties throughout the region, including its flagship facility, Hudson Quay, next to Middlesbrough FC’s Riverside Stadium, which is home to Thirteen Group and Hertel.
The Aycliffe business has also secured two new school maintenance contracts with Thornaby Academy and Our Lady and St Bede’s Catholic School in Stockton.
The hat-trick of contract wins has resulted in Beaumont taking on two new operational staff, increasing employee numbers to 15.
It comes after the award-winning firm, which specialises in general grounds and sports pitch maintenance, posted a 36% increase in turnover earlier in the year.
Managing director Alexander Lineton commented: “It’s been another exceptional year for Beaumont Grounds Maintenance and naturally we’re delighted to win these three major contracts.
“Dodds Brown previously had five different contractors looking after different sites and they wanted to amalgamate it all into one.
“It was a competitive tender which we won, so we’re now their grounds maintenance provider for all their properties, and it’s certainly a big feather in the cap for us.”
From its offices in Middlesbrough, Dodds Brown is the biggest independent commercial property surveying practice headquartered on Teesside, managing a portfolio of properties worth £70 million.
Senior associate Richard Wilson commented: “We were looking for a dedicated landscape maintenance contractor who could provide a quality service at a competitive price and be able to respond quickly to our needs.
“What impressed us about Beaumont was their attention to detail and customer service ethos.
“As a North East-based business ourselves we were delighted to be able to place the contract with a local company.”
Beaumont, which earlier this year was named Service Business of the Year at the annual Aycliffe Business Park “Make Your Mark” awards, invested £120,000 in new machinery during its 50th year in 2015.