A Newton Aycliffe-based grounds maintenance and landscape company is celebrating its 50th year in business with a significant contract win.
Family-run Beaumont Grounds Maintenance has secured a contract with Mitie PFI to complete work on three local schools, after celebrating its 50th birthday this March.
The growing business will be carrying out general grounds maintenance including: regular grass cutting, hedge cutting and weed spraying throughout the growing season as well as regular sports pitch maintenance and litter picking services throughout the year.
The Education Villiage and Harrogate Hill Primary in Darlington will both benefit from Beaumont’s services, as well as Boldon Sports College.
Alex Lineton, director at Beaumont, and son of managing director Mark Lineton said: “We are delighted with the new contract but this is only the start of our recent growth initiative.”
The Newton Aycliffe based company will be hiring more staff to fulfil the contract, including Alex’s sister Sophie Lineton, two full time members and an apprentice for the local area.
Beaumont is looking to employ up to four new apprentices with an audacious growth plan as it looks to the next 50 years.
With plans to double the size of the business and to expand into Yorkshire, Mark, who took over the business from his father Steve in 1991, emphasises he wants the company to remain family-run.
He said: “I’m very proud of how far we have come and in particular the reputation we have gained for being the go-to firm in our industry with great values and a quality service.”