Contract wins spark new jobs

Building services contractor Eastern Contracting has created jobs for 10 new electricians following a number of recent business wins - and aims to add around 30 further posts over the next three years.

Building services contractor Eastern Contracting has created jobs for 10 new electricians following a number of recent business wins - and aims to add around 30 further posts over the next three years.

Eastern Contracting has already moved from its former base in Bury St Edmunds to larger premises at the Park Farm Business Centre in nearby Fornham St Genevieve as a result of its recent contract success.

The new office offers domestic, commercial and industrial customers a full range of electrical contracting services, including electrical installation, high voltage maintenance, data communications and electric and gas heating installation.

Its client include the Essex & Suffolk Water Company, Havebury Housing Association, the Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital.


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Eastern Contracting was previously owned by Alfred McAlpine, before Southern Electric Contracting bought the business in January 2005.

Danny Symonds, manager of the Bury office, said: “We had outgrown the offices we shared with our previous owners and the increased space will allow us to actively go out and look for new staff.

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“Recent business wins have created an immediate need for 10 new electricians to work between our Bury St Edmunds office and our new office in Norwich, which is also opening this week. Within three years we plan to take on an extra 30 to 40 electricians.”

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