Eddy Maxwell (left) and John Sayers
Eddy Maxwell (left) and John Sayers
Richard Bell

Roofing company expands with first base outside North East

Roofing company Hodgson Sayers has opened its first base outside the North East.

The Stanley-based company established an office in Nottingham and hired Eddy Maxwell MBE for the role of Midlands contracts manager.

Eddy’s is tasked with building on the opportunities presented to Hodgson Sayers after it landed a place on the Efficiency East Midlands Framework (EEM) last year.

The company said it has already secured contracts worth over £1m on roofing projects across Leicester, Northampton, Nottingham and Rugby.

Hodgson Sayers MD John Sayers said: “While the North East is our heartland and the focus of so much of our activity, we are ambitious and realise that expansion outside of our traditional market is a natural next step.

“The EEM framework has provided us with a consistent level of work and given us the confidence to establish a base in the region.”

He continued: “We identified Nottingham as the location for an office and are delighted to appoint Eddy Maxwell as contracts manager for the Midlands.

“Eddy’s role will be to build relationships with existing and potential customers and to manage recruitment of staff.”

Eddy has been involved in various initiatives over three decades to help the long-term unemployed get back into work. In 2012 he was awarded an MBE for his efforts.

Eddy commented: “I believe that there are tremendous opportunities for Hodgson Sayers in the Midlands. The recession saw many casualties in the roofing contracting sector in the region, so there is certainly a role for a major player.

“Over and above that, Hodgson Sayers, for a company in this sector, is highly unusual.”

Speaking further, he said: “Most focus purely on price and cost cutting, whereas Hodgson Sayers has a clear set of values that guide everything it does and which manifests itself in very strong business practices.

“By way of example, the investment and commitment it places in the training of apprentices and its stewardship of environmental issues are unusual within the sector.”

Hodgson Sayers employs more than 100 staff.

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