Landlord looking for new firms

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CONTRACTORS are being given the chance to sign up as a potential supplier to one of the region’s biggest social landlords.

Cestria Community Housing, based in Chester-le-Street, is inviting businesses to attend a Meet the Buyer event where they can join its select list of contractors and consultants.

It owns and manages about 4,300 homes and is looking for contractors to carry out work including glazing, roofing, graffiti removal, painting and decorating, commercial heating and plumbing and window cleaning.

Arshia Bhatti, corporate services officer, said: “Our communities are diverse and we are committed to providing services that meet their needs.

“We also aim to promote equality in the provision of our services and are keen to encourage businesses of all sizes to get involved. The Meet the Buyer event is one way in which we are doing this.”

The event takes place on Thursday, August 23. Places are limited.

Contractors wishing to attend should register their interest at www.cestria.org/purchasing before Thursday.