Diamond lands three year contract worth £4.5m



A Midlands-based facilities services company, which operates across the UK, has landed a seven figure contract with a leading learning disabilities charity. Diamond Facilities Support, based in Coleshill, won a competitive tender for a three-year contract to supply services to Hft, which has maintenance responsibility for approximately  500 registered care and supported living homes from Newcastle to Cornwall. The contract, which is expected to worth up to £1.5 million a year, will see Diamond providing a 24-hour, seven-days- a-week helpdesk and undertaking around 400 jobs at the centres ever week. Additionally, it will supply Hft with all its reactive maintenance and its compliance work across all utilities, as well as helping to manage some of its nominated suppliers. Diamond, which was founded six years ago and employs 80 staff, had undertaken quoted work for Hft over the last two years. Director Adam Atkins said: “This is a major contract win for us and will be our first venture into a full service contract in the care industry. “We have worked with Hft on a job-by-job basis and the relationship has grown from there, but this takes it to a much higher level and is a very valuable contract win for us. “We have recruited a number of field-based engineers located at strategic points across the country and have strengthened our projects team. The new contract is likely to take our staff numbers close to the 100 which represents a considerable expansion. “Due to the work that Hft undertakes, swift response, open communication and site safety will be of critical importance.” Hft, a national charity for people with learning disabilities, which supports over 2,500 adults to live independently in their homes through supported living services or in small person-centred homes. It also supports people with learning disabilities to take part in activities, to make friends or develop relationships and to find work.