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Maxim secures £2.4 million in additional cleaning contracts

Published 27th October, 2016 by Neil Nixon

Maxim secures £2.4 million in additional cleaning contracts

Maxim Facilities Management is going back to school after winning a number of new contracts in the education sector worth a total of £2.4 million. The company has secured the three-year contracts with a number of secondary and tertiary educational establishments around the UK, including in Kettering, Manchester, Lancaster, and its native North East.

The contract wins have resulted from a strategic decision taken by the company two years ago to increase its focus on the education sector, which has seen the proportion of Maxim's overall business based on this sort of client rise from 10% to nearly 25% today. And it has also helped the Sunderland-headquartered firm to grow the number of people it employs to over 800, with a number of people with education sector management experience being brought in to service the contracts that have been won.

Graham Conway, founder and managing director at Maxim FM, said: "We saw the trend for more responsibility for facilities management work being devolved to teams within educational establishments that already had wide-ranging responsibilities, and felt there were opportunities to increase the amount of business we did in this sector, a strategic approach which is now paying clear dividends. We've developed a sector-specific package that enables the schools and colleges with which we work to access the services they require in a cost-efficient and effective way, and the technology investments we've made give them the reporting insight they require into how and when our teams are carrying out their work. We think there is a great deal more potential to be realised in this sector, particularly within the north east, and we'll be continuing to try to keep the proportion of our business that is focussed on the education sector at around 25% as it grows in the years to come. We have already grown to be the largest independent contractor in our field based in the north east region. We are now focussed on continued organic and acquisitive growth over the next five years to develop into a very substantial business - one that can compete with and succeed against the biggest players in our industry across the UK."

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