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North East business celebrates 50th anniversary with big contract win


A North East 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.

Approved press shotThe 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 Village 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. We want to be in position to provide more job opportunities to the local community as we continue to grow.

“We plan to build a strong relationship with our new clients to cement the contracts and build further opportunities. We currently have another outstanding tender with Mitie for a further four schools in the region.”

He added: “We are building on some strong foundations that have been established over many years and we’re going from strength to strength. We will be providing some new services over the next few years that will enable us to offer an even more complete package to our customers.”

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: “When you are in your teens and early twenties, you never think about being in the business in your early fifties. You become very protective over the company as it is so Press shot approved 2much part of your life.

“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.”

Beaumont is currently tendering for more substantial new contracts with more schools, factories and commercial estate management companies, which it will hear the results of over the next month.

For more information on Beaumont, please visit its website: http://www.beaumontgroundsmaintenance.co.uk/

Or call 01325 301379

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