Birmingham maintenance specialist First in Service has brushed aside any lingering economic concerns to bag a raft of new contracts since the turn of the year.
The company has won high-profile catering maintenance deals in both the private care and education sectors to add to the work that it already does in the UK.
Simon Ellis, sales manager at First in Service, said the company has just started a four-year contract to provide catering and refrigeration maintenance services for 50 care sites run by Hanover Housing.
“This includes canopy and extract cleaning,” he explained. “The contract was won in a competitive tender and will add to the contracts already held in the care sector.”
Other new contracts include a four-year deal to look after all of the University of Reading’s catering equipment, including kit that was installed in a recently-completed central production facility.
It has also begun work at the University of Coventry, where it will maintain a newly-refurbished catering facility that was installed last year.
Ellis said: “This was won against stiff competition and has added to their client portfolio, which includes, J D Wetherspoon, Roadchef, Moto, the Prison Service, local authorities, Debenhams and many others.”
First in Service was established in 1966 and employs 60 employed engineers.