North East-based facilities management and building service company HLA Services is marking its 15th anniversary with a permanent base in Carlisle, following a series of air conditioning, refrigeration and ventilation services contracts in the North West.
The new base at Warwick Mill Business Centre is expected to create several new jobs, and has Carlisle-born HLA employee Marcus Thomson at the helm.
HLA Services was set up in 2003 and specialises in the design, supply, installation and planned maintenance of commercial property services including heating, ventilation, air conditioning, refrigeration and mechanical services from its bases in Sunderland and Teesside. Its fabrication facility based in Seaham offers clients a complete package from design to manufacture.
Paul Smith, contracts director, said: “It is very gratifying in our 15th year to be able to continue our growth plans. Our Cumbria base will help us to consolidate our position in the North West and meet the needs of our growing client base in the area.
“Our long term plan has always been to establish a third UK office and over the last year we have picked up a lot of work in the region, both directly and through main contractors and partners, so this is the next logical step. Although we provide a wide range of building services in addition to heating, ventilation and air conditioning, we have developed excellent partnerships with mechanical services providers within the Cumbria area, and we are working in partnership with them to provide those particular services.”