Travis signs £17m Gwynedd housing deal

Published:  18 April, 2012

GWYNEDD: Travis Perkins has signed a £17million deal with housing association bosses.

As Cartrefi Cymunedol Gwynedd (CCG) begins its third year of a five year investment plan, Travis Perkins has been appointed as the supplier for its major refurbishment programme. The appointment to supply materials for the programme as well as for CCG's general repairs and maintenance division has secured jobs at the company's Caernarfon base, and has resulted in a new store opening at Peblig industrial estate to facilitate the deal.

Mick Butler, director of assets and investment at CCG, told Business Post the contract was a boost to the struggling sector. He added: "By using our rather unique delivery model to undertake our investment programme, CCG has ensured that more contracts have been made available to local contractors.

"Awarding our materials supply contract to Travis Perkins which has branches across Gwynedd has boosted the presence of the company in the county as well as allowed them to expand to new premises creating and securing local jobs."

James Clack, sales director for Travis Perkins Managed Services, said: "We are very pleased to have been awarded this contract and are looking forward to our new partnership with CCG, delivering materials for both their improvement and repairs and maintenance programmes. As a result of the deal we have been able to invest in our regional facilities by opening our new stores in Caernarfon as well as safeguard jobs within Gwynedd.

"We will also be investing in training for our teams by taking on apprentices as well as contributing to the local community through numerous events including the Urdd Eisteddfod in a few weeks time."

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