Dave Stone
Anna Addison

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Nationwide contract wins are summer bonus for County Durham firm

A County Durham-based, UK leader in specialist repair has had a successful summer securing around £300k worth of new contracts around the country.

Stone Technical Services (STS) is carrying out a range of projects, including general maintenance, masonry repairs, historic restorations and lightning protection installations for a variety of organisations all over the UK.

In the North of England, STS’s restoration experts are carrying out a major reconstruction project at grade II-listed St John the Baptist Church in Melmerby, Cumbria underpinning the east wall, re-building a gable and re-slating the roof.

In Warkworth, Northumberland, STS’s bridge restoration experts have been working with Lumsden and Carroll and the Esh Group for the Environment Agency to build vital sandstone walls at flood defences, while in Cramlington, STS’s steeplejacks division is completing a chimney inspection for Shasun Pharmaceuticals.

Across in East Yorkshire, in Hull, STS has designed bespoke safety ladder and access systems for Places for People, in line with strict heritage guidelines, and in Wales, STS is working at Colleg Gwent in Newport carrying out chimney inspections.

In the South of England, STS is completing condition surveys at Woolverstone Hall at Ipswich High School, while in Oxford, STS’s restoration team is working on a major roofing restoration and maintenance programme for Exeter College, at the University of Oxford. The college is the fourth oldest at the university and is still on the original site where it was founded in the 1300s.

STS is a leader in the specialist field of historic, high level and specialist maintenance as well as lightning protection and industrial steeplejack services.

The company, who’s HQ are on Kellaw Road in Darlington, 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.

STS has a team of 37 with plans for this to top 40 before the end of 2014.

MD 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 £1 million 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.

STS is now well ahead of financial projections for 2014 and has already achieved half of last year’s £2 million turnover.

As well as its Darlington HQ, the company has offices in Edinburgh, central London and Cheshire.

This was posted in Bdaily's Members' News section by Anna Addison .

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