Dave Stone- SerpentineCounty Durham restoration and high level repair experts, Stone Technical Services (STS), have had their most successful month to date and are ahead of their projected growth.

The month of July saw the Darlington-based company reach sales of over £350,000 thanks to securing a number of new projects around the UK.

The sales boost means that STS is now ahead of its plans to grow turnover by half a million pounds by the end of 2015 to £3 million and managers are now projecting growth of over £1 million pounds by the start of 2016 with turnover expected to reach £3.5 million.

The growth in sales is being re-invested in STS, creating new jobs and buying new plant machinery to enable the company to take on larger, varied projects.

The high rise, lightning protection and specialist maintenance experts have recently secured a number of new contracts with high profile clients including the Royal Courts of Justice and Showcase Cinemas.

STS is returning to the Royal Courts to carry out a range of high level maintenance repairs and gutter cleaning and, also in London, the company has secured a major re-roofing project at Merchant Taylor’s Hall in the City. STS is returning to the 17th Century building, used for a range of events, to carry out a full restoration of the copper roof on the King’s Gallery, where King James 1 dined in the 1600s, and will replace all of the decorative timber.

And STS Lightning Protection is working all over the UK at Showcase Cinemas to test the lightning protection systems.

STS is a leader in the field of historic, high level and specialist maintenance as well as lightning protection and industrial steeplejack services and comprises four divisions: – STS Lightning Protection, STS Restoration, STS Maintenance and Facilities Management and STS Conservation.

The company is also currently working on a number of high profile projects, including one for the Royal Parks in London carrying out a full bridge restoration at the Serpentine and at Lumley Castle, Grainger Market, Newcastle Civic Centre and with Great Manchester Police.

MD of STS, Dave Stone, said: “We’re going through a really exciting phase at STS, attracting high calibre staff from some major international businesses. This is without doubt contributing to our growth as we are taking on a real mix of projects, both large and small and in the public and private sectors.

“We’re now ahead of our projected forecasts but we’ll continue to strive to exceed our own expectations as we are beating of strong competition from some major firms nationwide making us true leaders in our field.”