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Jobs boost as construction company Lindum opens York office
CONSTRUCTION company Lindum is to open a new office in York creating hundreds of jobs over the next couple of years.
The business, which currently has offices in Lincoln, Peterborough, Grimsby and London, will start with a team of six people operating from St Mary’s Court, in Blossom Street in York.
David Chambers, chairman of Lindum, said: “It is a natural progression, as we already operate in the region and having an office in York will provide us with a central location for looking after new and existing clients in Yorkshire and expanding our business in the area.
“We specialise in the affordable housing, medical, food and education sector for projects up to £20 million, along with maintenance and refurbishment work. We have recently completed our 33rd medical centre in Harrogate for £4.7 million and a new large food factory for our client Greggs in Penrith, and we are about to start a new project for Newly Weds Foods in Ossett.
“By having a base in York we can offer an even better service to our existing clients in the area, as well as attract new clients.
“We are committed to creating opportunities for local skilled tradesmen, subcontractors and suppliers to work with us as our workload increases.”
Neil Coote, business manager for Lindum in York, said “We anticipate that we will employ more than 100 new construction staff over the next couple of years as we establish a permanent presence in York.
“As a company, we work hard to deliver our promises to our customers. Our strength lies in long term, strong customer relationships and we are looking to develop new clients, in addition to increasing our work with existing clients, in York through our honest, open approach and the quality of our people.”
Lindum currently employs 463 construction craftsmen, technical and managerial staff, the majority of whom are shareholders in the company.
This year it was named as the top construction company in The Sunday Times Top 100 Best Companies in the UK to Work For list and ranked 18th overall.
The office will be officially opened on Thursday at 4.30pm when York Central MP Hugh Bayley and Mr Chambers will unveil a commemorative plaque followed by a short welcome address by the Lord Mayor of York, Coun Keith Hyman .
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