Exeter builder Rok lands £40m contract

Exeter-based building services firm Rok has landed a £40m contract which will create 50 new jobs.

The deal with insurance firm AXA is to provide home emergency services.

It comes after Rok reported half year losses of £3.8m earlier this month due to problems in its plumbing division.

Earlier this month, the group suspended its chief financial officer after uncovering "serious failings" in financial and operational controls.

Rok called it a "regrettable chapter" in the company's history.

The contract will be handled by Rok's 24-hour contact centre in Mansfield, Nottinghamshire.

Rok chief executive Garvis Snook, said the deal was "a significant success".

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