Work starts on site as family business prepares for move to support long-term growth

Work has started on a 0.8 acre site which will house a growing family cleaning business, supporting the creation of at least 10 new jobs.

AAA Caring Caretaker was founded by CEO Richard H Tucker MBE in 2015 to complement an existing property company he was already running.

Since then, and despite the challenges which the coronavorus pandemic presented, the business has grown significantly which prompted the decision to relocate to larger premises in Bowburn.

Now, work has started on transforming the site and building into a new modern facility for Caring Caretaker, housing the expanding team as well as storage and warehousing facilities.

The move will see the creation of at least 10 new jobs and allow the company to further diversify into new markets.

Alison Stephenson, MD of Caring Caretaker, said: “We’re delighted that after months of planning behind the scenes, work is now able to start on our new facility.

“The site is far larger than our current premises in Newton Aycliffe and will support the next phase of our growth journey and the creation of at least 10 new jobs.

“It’s been an exciting few years for the business and, even during Covid when many employers struggled, we managed to diversify and grow.

“Now it’s time for us to prepare for the relocation, which we expect will be completed in early 2023.”

AAA Caring Caretaker currently employs 41 people including 17 ex-armed forces personnel, nine of which have unseen disabilities.

The company provides cleaning and caretaker services to companies and organisations across the North East and Yorkshire, including the NHS, PD Ports, Hartlepool Marina, Esh Housing, and the MOD.

Richard H Tucker added: “As part of the relocation to Bowburn, we’re going to create a flagship centre for the business which will include office space and storage facilities, as well as leaving us with land leftover for future development as we continue to grow.

“We’ll also be recruiting in several areas across the business, for which the advertising and interview process has already started, and that will put us in a much stronger position to secure more large contracts, like the ones we have with the NHS and PD Ports.

“In addition, we’ll be welcoming our first tenant, Lifting and Cooling, who will continue to operate from Polar House though their current offices and garage. This provides us with an additional source of income and utilises space we don’t currently need.

“It’s an exciting time for the business as we continue to implement our ambitious plans for growth over the coming years.”

Caring Caretaker, which also employs Richard’s son-in-law Robert, has successfully tapped into Business Durham support programmes, including the Routes to Contract Success, and the County Durham Growth Fund, which has awarded the company a grant as part of the move to larger premises.

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