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Maxim looks to double headcount after £3 million contract successes

A contract cleaning and maintenance firm is pressing ahead with plans to nearly double its headcount after picking up contracts worth more than £3 million.

Maxim Facilities Management says it is “on track” to employ about 2000 staff by 2025.

Bosses’ bullish outlook comes after the Sunderland-headquartered company secured lucrative deals that helped push annual turnover beyond £13 million for the first time.

Known for working with businesses including Hitachi, Quorn Foods, Kromek and Durham Cricket, the operator is also prominent in the social housing sector, having recently renewed a deal with Gentoo.

And Graham Conway, founder and managing director [pictured, above], said such momentum will drive further recruitment, while lifting turnover to £15 million.

He said: “Our long-term focus has always been on achieving consistent growth, but the pace at which we’ve been going this year has surprised even us, and it shows no signs of slowing down through the rest of the year.

“We are well established and are regularly competing successfully for contracts with some of the industry’s biggest national names.

“This is enabling us to keep creating substantial numbers of new jobs and we’re expecting to see our workforce continuing to grow through the rest of the year and beyond.

“We have a solid pipeline of new business opportunities lined up.”