High-risers drive on with investment

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Darlington-based Stone Technical Services (STS) has started 2018 by investing hundreds of thousands of pounds in its fleet of vehicles as contracts around the UK continue to increase, and it marks its 20th anniversary.

All of its divisions have seen an increase in projects at sites around the UK, including a range of lightning protection contracts for Midlothian Council, restoration at the Royal Courts of Justice in London working on historic chimneys and general maintenance work for Mitchells and Butlers at bars in London and Manchester.

As a result of the growth in new contracts, STS has invested over £200,000 in a fleet of new Peugeot Boxer 130 Professional vans from the fleet team at Vertu Tyneside.

The firm’s business development manager Richard Pavlou said: “As our workload is continually increasing we felt it was an appropriate time to invest in our fleet, which has now reached 14.

“We always work with local suppliers and the team at Vertu Tyneside has made sure our team has the best vehicles to suit our varied needs, whether it’s transporting staff or delicate artefacts from historic sites.”

2017 saw STS experience its most successful year to date with a 20% year-on-year growth.

The company has seen its turnover increase from around £2m to over £3m in the last 12 months and staff numbers are now approaching 50.

There are plans to grow the business by another 20% in the coming year and create around five new jobs. This year the business marks its 20th anniversary.

STS was established by Darlington brothers, Dave and Grahame Stone, in 1998 and they now have offices in Edinburgh city centre and in central London as well as their HQ on Kellaw Road in Darlington.

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