Swift Maintenance Services has secured the largest singular contract in its 40-year history.
The Wednesbury-based commercial kitchen repair specialist has been awarded the reactive maintenance and equipment replacement contract for Shire Services, the catering and cleaning unit of Shropshire Council.
The two-year agreement, with an option to extend for a further year, covers close to 250 sites based in Shrewsbury, North and South Shropshire , Hereford and Worcester , North Wales and Walsall. Shire serves around five million meals a year to schools and colleges.
The contract was awarded after a strict tender process.
It will be the first time that Swift has worked with Shire Services, but the company has a strong background in the local authority sector and currently carries out similar work for Dudley, Sandwell and Wolverhampton councils.
“A big help for us is that our CV obviously stands up to many on local authority, so we feel we are in a good place to assist clients in this sector, especially with the free schools meals idea being announced,” said Grant Shaw, contracts manager at Swift. “Shire Services is a very proactive authority and we are very pleased to be involved with them.”
Swift Maintenance, which recently became a member of CEDA, was formed in 1973 and specialises in the supply and maintenance of commercial catering equipment. The company also has a full facilities maintenance division, providing technical support to facilities management companies such as Carillion, Interserve, GSH and Mitie.