Sportsafe UK has won seven new contracts with councils across the UK, bringing the total value of work secured this year to over £1.2 million. It’s already taken on seven new staff to service the contracts, as well as investing in new computer systems, vans and training.
In the last four weeks, Sportsafe has signed contracts with East Sussex County Council, Bury and Trafford Borough Councils in Manchester and Suffolk County Council – as well as with ESPO, the Eastern Shires Purchasing Organisation, a consortium of seven councils1. Each contract runs for five years and together they mean the company is looking after sports equipment in over 2000 schools and other council-run buildings in those areas.
Jon Neill, Managing Director of Sportsafe, says: “The Company began in a garage in Great Horkesley in 1996, and now we’re one of the biggest and best known companies in the industry, looking after fitness equipment in 12,000 schools across 60 county councils. We employ over 40 people in Colchester, and we’ve got a warehouse and office in Fort William and premises in Nottingham.
“We’ve invested in a major new computer system which means our engineers can stay in touch with the office on their laptops, work remotely more easily and keep customers better informed about what’s happening. Before the years out, we’re planning to open regional bases in Manchester, East Sussex, Oxfordshire and the North East.”