Firm shifting up 999 gear

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A MORPETH company is shifting up a gear after winning a contract to keep emergency services moving in the North East.

Gott Technical Services, a motor equipment supplier, won the four-year contract to inspect and service vehicle maintenance equipment across the emergency services of Northumbria Police, Durham Constabulary and the North East Ambulance Service.

Gott Technical Services director Ian Gott said: “This was a valuable six-figure contract won against stiff competition throughout a formal tender process, so we’re all delighted to have secured the work.

“Our keen pricing and understanding of the industry clinched it.

“We’ve also recently invested in a new back office software system which helps us gain a lot of management information on the progress of our contracts, which we can share with our clients.”

The win adds to the list of public sector and emergency services equipment and maintenance contracts Gott already manages, which includes a number of councils and Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue.

After a 35 per cent increase in turnover last year, Gott is looking to make several appointments in its field sales team.

A Northumbria Police spoke-sman said: “We look forward to working in partnership with Gott over the next four years to deliver a quality service that will bring efficiency savings and benefit all parties concerned.”

The contract will involve the inspection and maintenance of equipment in five garages as well as wash-down and tyre inflation facilities.

in more than 30 stations between Teesside and Berwick.