Norfolk

Norwich company wins £9m city council gas contract

A Norwich firm has been awarded a £9m contract to fix the boilers of 16,000 council homes across the city.

Gasway has been chosen by Norwich City Council as its principal contractor for annual gas servicing and repairs.

The deal follows the collapse of previous contractor Connaught.

Twenty former Connaught workers are to be taken on by Gasway, which was founded in 1982 and now has almost 100 employees and a fleet of 60 vehicles.

Barry Ellis, director of Gasway, based on Sweet Briar Industrial Estate, said: "In these times of budget cuts, it's good to see the £9m contract appointed to a local contractor which ensures all the money spent stays in the local economy and benefits local people."

He said of ex-Connaught workers: "Their expertise and professionalism since losing their jobs with Connaught has done much to promote them as ambassadors for themselves and the Norwich City Council organisation."

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