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Trowse firm's multi-million pound boost

PUBLISHED: 12:00 01 June 2010 | UPDATED: 16:58 01 July 2010

Sam Williams

Trowse-based firm May Gurney has received a boost after securing new contracts worth up to £60m.

Trowse-based firm May Gurney has received a boost after securing new contracts worth up to £60m.

The waste services division of the infrastructure services firm has announced two new long-term waste contracts with local authorities.

One, with North Yorkshire County Council, will see the company manage 17 household waste recycling centres for seven years, with a possible extension of a further three years. The contract is worth up to £24m.

The company has also won a waste and recycling collections contract for West Oxfordshire District Council.

The work, which begins in the autumn, is valued at up to £36m and runs for an initial seven-year period, with a possible extension of a further seven years.

Philip Fellowes-Prynne, chief executive, said: “May Gurney continues to consolidate its position as one of the UK's key providers of front-line services in the municipal waste market.

“These new contracts support the councils' sustainability targets by helping residents to recycle more and by reducing the amount of waste going to landfill.

“Our proven expertise in developing and delivering complex front-line service solutions and supporting our clients' efficiency goals underpins our continued growth.”

In April, a trading update from the company reported “continued momentum” over the six months to March 31 after the company secured £670m worth of new or renewed contracts, resulting in a record £1.7bn forward order book.

Recent contract wins have included a 10-year deal to provide a range of services for Torbay Council in Devon, worth up to £130m, Building Schools for the Future contracts at Lambeth Council in London, worth £185m for the first half of a 10-year contract, and major deals with South West Water, Anglian Water and Wessex Water.

The company's preliminary results for the year ended March 31 will be announced this week.

Do you have a business story for the Evening News? Call reporter Sam Williams on 01603 772447 or email sam.williams@archant.co.uk

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