Contractor J Tomlinson has been
awarded the company’s largest single contract.
Following an extensive European
Procurement exercise, Ashfield Homes Limited and Ashfield District Council has
announced that Nottingham-based J Tomlinson has been appointed to carry out
investment works valued at more than £30 million to the Council’s housing stock
over the next five years.
Work will include replacement kitchens,
bathrooms, central heating systems, electrical installations, roof coverings,
windows and external doors.  There is
also scope to undertake other improvement works to benefit tenants’ homes and
their surroundings, including carbon and environmental efficiency saving
Ashfield Homes manages Ashfield
District Council’s rented housing stock of about 6,900 properties, and the
works will be carried out right across Ashfield.
Steve Kirkland, Managing Director of
J Tomlinson Limited said:
“This is the largest single contract
we have ever been awarded and will lead to the creation of up to 40 new jobs in
the local area, and will provide work for at least 12 apprentices over the next
five years.
“We have worked on refurbishment,
maintenance and repairs contracts for Ashfield Homes for more than ten years
now, and we are genuinely excited about the prospect of further strengthening
our close working partnership with Ashfield Homes. 
“It is our intention to open a new
base in the area to service this new contract, and we have also devised a
programme of community involvement in association with Ashfield Homes, which
will include offering apprenticeship and work experience opportunities,
mentoring support, employment and training events, as well as school activities.”
Paul Bingham Director of Asset
Management of Ashfield Homes, said: “This contract is a great opportunity to
continue enhancing our tenants’ living conditions, maintain the high standard
of accommodation we offer, and ensure that our present and future customers
enjoy the benefits of good quality housing for years to come.”
Cllr Keir Morrison, Portfolio Holder
for Housing and Asset said:
“I’m delighted J Tomlinson contractors are working in
partnership with Ashfield District Council and Ashfield Homes in providing the
best possible standard of housing we can. 
J Tomlinson recruit local labour and have a comprehensive apprenticeship
scheme, they also pay the Living Wage rate to their employees. 
“We look forward to a successful business partnership
and achieving the best living standards for our tenants across the Ashfield

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