Sunderland-based Maxim FM is looking to establish up to 100 new jobs over the next year after winning a string of new contracts across the country.
Maxim Facilities Management provides commercial contract cleaning and facilities management services to public and private sector clients, particularly in the North East, and already works with a range of leading firms including Hitachi, Quorn, and Gentoo.
But in the past few weeks, it has gained fresh contracts with Sembcorp, Kromek plc, the Swindon Schools Group in Wiltshire, the Scottish Prison Service, and Durham County Cricket Club, and is aiming to scale up its workforce to meet growing demand.
Maxim operates across the UK, aside from London and the South East, maintaining branch offices in Leeds, Swindon, and Glasgow.
Its long-term strategy is to become a £20 million-turnover company with around 2,000 employees, and it aims to augment its presence across Scotland as a key part of its growth strategy.
Maxim has begun recruiting for around 20 positions across the business and is expecting to add another 80 employees over the next year to boost its total workforce to more than 1,100. It has also just taken on its first apprentices – two have already joined its head office team and more are expected to follow.
Graham Conway, founder and managing director at Maxim FM, said: “We are already firmly established as the North East’s largest independent cleaning and facilities management firm, and with cleaning and hygiene having never been higher up the business agenda, we’re expecting to see more growth opportunities arising in the next year and beyond.
“The contracts we’ve picked up in recent weeks demonstrate the way in which we’re broadening both the industry sectors and locations in which we’re operating and we have many more opportunities in the pipeline that we’re expecting to come to fruition in the coming months.
“Expanding our high-quality team will give us the resources we believe we’ll need to service our current and future workload, and we’re aiming to recruit both within and outside the North East.
“Scotland has already proven to be a strong market for us since we set up our office there six years ago and enhancing our presence north of the border will be a key strand of our future growth strategy.
“Recruiting our first apprentices will allow us to begin to ‘grow our own’ and we have high hopes for the contributions they can make towards the development of our business as they begin to build their careers.”
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