Sunderland-based Maxim Facilities Management is looking to create up to 100 new jobs over the next year after winning a string of new contracts across the country.

The firm, the region's largest independent contract cleaning and facilities firm, provides commercial contract cleaning and facilities management services to public and private sector clients, and already works with a range of well-known firms and organisations including Hitachi, Quorn and Gentoo.

But in the last few weeks, it has picked up new contracts with Sembcorp, Kromek, the Swindon Schools Group in Wiltshire, the Scottish Prison Service and Durham County Cricket Club, and is now looking to scale up its workforce to meet further expected demand.

It is recruiting for around 20 positions across the business, and is expecting to add another 80 people to its workforce in the next year, which would take its total workforce past the 1,100 people mark.

It has also just taken on its first apprentices, with two young people joining its head office team and more expected to follow.

Maxim has branch offices in Leeds, Swindon and Glasgow and is continuing to work towards its long-term strategic goal of becoming a £20m turnover company with around 2,000 employees, and is aiming to enhance its presence across Scotland as a key part of its growth strategy.

Graham Conway, founder and managing director, said: "“Recruiting our first apprentices will allow us to begin to ‘grow our own’ and we have high hopes for the contributions they can make towards the development of our business as they begin to build their careers.”


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