North East-based Crosbys Catering Equipment has scooped a public sector contract worth an estimated £500,000 per year.
The distributor has been appointed by Newcastle City Council to provide chemical cleaning, paper and janitorial products.
The Newcastle-headquartered company was chosen out of 12 local and national companies who tendered for the contract.
Newcastle City Council’s two-year project marks Crosbys’ largest chemical and paper contract to date, and since securing the work, Crosbys has appointed nine new employees, taking the total number of staff to 31.
Crosbys’ supply of chemicals, paper and disposables has become a major part of the business since it teamed up with national buying group Caterbar, providing access to a wider range of products for its customers.
Director Roger Crosby said: “We have worked on a variety of projects with this client for 20 years, but our involvement has mainly consisted of supplying tableware. This is the first time we have been chosen by Newcastle City Council to manage the supply of chemical and paper products, and we’re tendering for other local contracts of a similar nature throughout 2015.”
The company is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year and has moved to bigger premises at Brough Park Way to house its growing team. It now supplies crockery, cutlery, specialist catering equipment, paper and janitorial supplies to more than 2,000 customers in the North, including bars, restaurants, schools and hospitals, as well as a series of London restaurants and Michelin establishments across the UK and overseas.