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NE companies team up to preserve skills and buildings - May 2016

Darlington-based Stone Technical Services (STS) has teamed up with one of Teesside’s longest established companies for a major project in the North West. STS has recently started heritage repairs on one of Southport's most celebrated and historic streets...

(L-R) David Stuart, Sam Turner and Stuart Duffy from William Lane working in the Middlesbrough-based foundry

Darlington high risers go back to their roots - April 2016

Stone Technical Services (STS) has announced plans to expand its STS Maintenance and Facilities Management division thanks to an influx of contracts since the start of the year. The company, which started life specialising in industrial steeplejacks in 1998, has recently secured a number of prestigious contracts for its maintenance and FM division...

STS’ works taking place at Ineos on Teesside

Million pounds start to the year for Darlington high risers

County Durham-based Stone Technical Services (STS) has announced its most successful start to the year since it established 18 years ago. The restoration, maintenance and high level repair experts have secured almost £1 million of new work which will take them ahead of their projected growth plans, helping to create a number of new jobs...

STS at the top of the Forth Road Bridge

County Durham high level experts team up with rising stars

North East high rise and specialist maintenance company, Stone Technical Service Group (STS), is helping a group of construction students from Gateshead College to develop their traditional building skills and learn about historic buildings. STS has been working with Historic England as part of a partnership between Tyne and Wear Building Preservation Trust (TWBPT) and Gateshead College...

Gateshead College students at work on the bottle kilns

Heartland projects keep NE company climbing

North East high rise maintenance experts, Stone Technical Service (STS), have secured a number of projects across the area as they consolidate their development plans before 2016. Earlier this year, the restoration and high level repair company announced that July had been their most successful month in their 17 year history to take them ahead of their projected growth plans...

Grahame Stone completes high level surveys at Merrion House in Leeds

NE high fliers kick off sponsorship of local football teams

Stone Technical Services (STS) has provided a welcome boost for two local football teams. The restoration and high level repair company have become sponsors of Tynemouth United's Under 12s who play in the NEYDL (North East Youth Development League) and also of Grangefield Academy in Stockton...

Tynemouth United with coaches Phil Jennings and Darren Blake

NE high fliers' Royal appointment

The Queen usually spends her weekends at Windsor Castle and carries out formal duties, including hosting state visits by presidents, or presiding over investiture ceremonies. Due to the sensitivity of the project, STS's experts are using specialist rope access to limit disturbance and to ensure the work is completed quickly and without the need for scaffolds...

STS's Neil Embleton working on the flagpole at Windsor Castle

Solid growth as NE maintenance firm exceeds expectations - September 2015

County Durham restoration and high level repair experts, Stone Technical Services (STS), have had their most successful month to date and are ahead of their projected growth. The month of July saw the Darlington-based company reach sales of over £350,000 thanks to securing a number of new projects around the UK ...

Dave Stone on site at the Serpentine in Hyde Park

School's not out for NE company this summer - August 2015

County Durham restoration and high level repair experts, Stone Technical Services (STS), have seen a year-on-year rise in demand from the education sector. The high rise, lightning protection and specialist maintenance experts are currently working on a range of projects at schools and colleges during the summer break ...

Bedford School

Striking work for County Durham’s STS leads to apprentice recruitment - June 2015

Darlington lightning protection experts, Stone Technical Services (STS), have secured a number of new projects within their lightning protection division. STS Lightning Protection is one of the most respected in its field, working around the UK on high profile projects ...

Work at South Park in Darlington

NE company flying high with Royal win, beating off national competitors - June 2015

County Durham restoration and high level repair experts, Stone Technical Services (STS), have secured one of their most high profile projects to date. Having competed against some major national businesses, STS's restoration division has won a contract worth in the region of a quarter of a million pounds with the Royal Parks in London ...

MD Dave Stone at the Serpentine

NE company builds on business relationships to boost success - May 2015

County Durham restoration experts, Stone Technical Services (STS), have seen a growth in the number of new contracts in their restoration division thanks to their relationship with a number of high profile organisations. STS Restoration has recently secured new projects with Lumley Castle, Sir Robert McAlpine, MITIE ...

Danny Richardson from STS working at Newcastle Civic Centre

High rising holy work for NE ecclesiastical experts - April 2015

County Durham restoration experts, Stone Technical Services (STS), have won a number of contracts to carry out preservation works to churches around the country. STS, who specialise in ecclesiastical repairs, are working on Teesside, in Lincolnshire, Cambridgeshire and West Sussex to complete important projects on community churches ...

High rising holy work for NE ecclesiastical experts

NE high risers win work with well-known names - March 2015

A County Durham specialist maintenance company has secured thousands of pounds worth of new projects with a global hotel chain and leading tourist attractions. Stone Technical Services (STS), based on Kellaw Road in Darlington, has won a major renovation contract with Hilton Hotels...

STS at the Hilton Glasgow Grosvenor

NE experts exceed expectations with rapid growth - February 2015

A County Durham specialist maintenance firm is ahead of its financial expectations with a 30% year on year increase. Darlington-based Stone Technical Services (STS) has seen continued growth across all of its divisions with turnover now exceeding £2.5 million. Managers expect this to reach £3 million by the end of 2015...

NE experts exceed expectations with rapid growth

NE apprentice strikes gold - January 2015

A County Durham apprentice lightning protection engineer has won national recognition for his training and development. Jake Caldwell, from Stone Technical Services (STS) in Darlington, was named 'Best Lightning Conductor Engineer' at the Steeplejack and Lightning Protection Training Group (SLPTG) Apprentice Awards...

Jake Caldwell

Varied projects help NE experts end year on high - December 2014

County Durham specialist maintenance experts, Stone Technical Services Group (STS), have ended a successful year by completing a variety of unusual contracts across the North...

Varied projects help NE experts end year on high

Weather brings wave of new work for NE experts - December 2014

County Durham high level maintenance experts, Stone Technical Services (STS), have recently secured a number of new contracts as organisations prepare their buildings for the winter months. STS has started work on preventative maintenance projects and roofing works for the NHS...

STS maintenance carrying out roof repairs

NE experts one of UK's top listed buildings' businesses - November 2014

A County Durham company is making a name for itself as a one of the UK’s top experts in listed buildings. Stone Technical Services (STS) has recently won a number of new contracts thanks to the team’s skills and accreditations within the heritage and listed building sectors...

Darlington Library and St Paul’s Cathedral- Grahame Stone

National Trust projects for NE historic restorers - October 2014

A County Durham-based specialist repair company has recently completed prestigious projects for the National Trust across Tyne and Wear and Northumberland. Stone Technical Services (STS) has been carrying out the works to protect and maintain various structures...

Dave Stone

Rising staff numbers at high flying County Durham business - September 2014

Darlington specialist repair company, Stone Technical Services (STS), has begun its period of recruitment by adding to its ever-growing team. Andy Hatton joined STS as an on-site trainee engineer in 2012 and, having impressed managers with his skills, experience and enthusiasm....

Andy Hatton

Nationwide contract wins are summer bonus for North East high risers - August 2014

A County Durham-based, UK leader in specialist repair has had a successful summer securing around £300,000 worth of new contracts around the country. Stone Technical Services (STS) is carrying out a range of projects, including general maintenance, masonry repairs ....

Nationwide contract wins are summer bonus for North East high risers

NE high level specialists gain top level accreditations - August 2014

Training and development are top of the agenda for a North East building restoration, repair and maintenance business with staff working towards a number of new industry accreditations. Darlington based Stone Technical Services Group (STS) are experts in the fields of high level, historic and general maintenance ....

Darron Deighton

High risers get in the swim with European champ - July 2014

Darlington-based Stone Technical Services (STS) has provided a welcome boost for a local swimmer taking part in a host of UK, European and worldwide competitions. Nick Parkes, from Stokesley, is currently training to compete in the World Championships which take place from July 31st until August 10th in Montreal, Canada....

Nick taking first in one of many competitions in the lead up to the World Championships next week

County Durham firm heads to Westminster + Lumley via Halifax and Teesside - July 2014

A North East building restoration, repair and maintenance business has recently secured a number of high profile contracts with some well-known buildings and structures around the UK. Darlington based Stone Technical Services Group (STS) are experts in the fields of high level, historic and general maintenance as well as steeplejacks and condition surveys...

Paul Tinkler from STS working on Westminster Central Hall

London calling for NE experts as new contracts roll in - June 2014

A North East building restoration, repair and maintenance business has clinched a number of major contracts working on some of Europe’s most iconic buildings, worth in the region of £250,000 to the company. Darlington based Stone Technical Services Group (STS) are experts in the fields of high level, historic and general maintenance...

Paul Tinkler from STS working on the roof of Westminster Central Hall with Westminster Abbey in the background

Hundreds of thousands of pounds of new orders for NE specialists - June 2014

Stone Technical Services Group (STS), in Darlington, has secured over a quarter of a million pounds in new project work across County Durham, Yorkshire and Cumbria. In Darlington, STS's lightning protection experts are installing earthing systems using new desktop development technology...

Hundreds of thousands of pounds of new orders for NE specialists

County Durham specialists scale new NE heights - May 2014

Stone Technical Services Group (STS), in Darlington, has recently secured a number of high profile, new contracts at locations all over the North East. The projects- stretching from Tyne and Wear to North Yorkshire- are worth in the region of £250,000 to STS as it continues to grow UK-wide whilst continually re-investing in its workforce.....

Dave Stone, MD

Darlington high-fliers record first £1m quarter - May 2014

A North East building restoration, repair and maintenance business is celebrating its most successful first quarter of its 15 year history after achieving £1 million in new contracts during the first three months of the 2014, which will now help the business grow its turnover by around 50% over the next 12 months......

Team Stone

Stone gets technical as 21st Century meets ancient ruins - April 2014

A County Durham specialist repair and maintenance business has invested in state-of-the-art technology to save time, money and paper and to provide clients with a faster service. Stone Technical Services Group (STS) are experts in the fields of high level and general repairs.......

Dave Stone

Striking growth for NE lightning firm - March 2014

A County Durham specialist building repair company has strengthened its team of lightning protection engineers after winning more contracts. Darlington based Stone Technical Services Group (STS) are aiming to become the leading lightning protection installation.......

Mark Sherwood

County Durham company secures high profile contracts with English Heritage - February 2014

Stone Technical Services Group (STS), in Darlington, has been appointed to work on a series of English Heritage properties around the North East and in London. STS has vast experience of working with English Heritage and has now been appointed to carry out.......

Grahame Stone working on the dome at St Paul’s in London

Equality top priority for growing NE business - February 2014

County Durham specialist maintenance and repair firm, Stone Technical Services Group (STS), has recently achieved an important equality and diversity accreditation to allow the business to continue to grow, especially in the public sector.......

Dave Stone

NE specialists see rise in work due to weather woes - February 2014

Stone Technical Services Group (STS), in Darlington, has seen a higher-than-average demand for its weather-related, facilities management repairs. Compared to the same period last year, the specialist maintenance company has seen a 30% rise in business resulting from weather damage......

Dave Stone

County Durham apprentice strikes gold for lightning work as business booms - January 2014

A Darlington apprentice technician has been named the best in his field at a national awards ceremony. Robbi Dickinson is an apprentice lightning conductor engineer at Stone Technical Services Group, in Darlington, and has won the W.J. Furse Award for the best technical application at the Steeplejack and Lightning Protection Training Group Apprentice Awards.....

Robbi Dickinson

County Durham business consolidates with re-brand for growth - January 2014

Stone Technical Services is restructuring and re-branding thanks to rapid growth and to enable it to streamline the various elements of the changing business. The company will now be known as Stone Technical Services Group which will incorporate its four divisions: -STS Lightning Protection, STS Restoration, STS Maintenance and Facilities Management and STS Conservation.....

Darlingtons Library Repairs

County Durham company scales new NE heights winning more work - December 2013

A Darlington specialist repair and maintenance business has secured in the region of £200,000 worth of new contracts around the North East. Stone Technical Services, experts in the fields of high level, historic and general maintenance, is working on a variety of contracts across its home region....

Darlingtons Library Repairs

From famous buildings to prison porticos- no 'Stone' un-turned for NE experts - November 2013

County Durham high level, historic and general maintenance specialists, Stone Technical Services, have secured a range of new contracts all over the country worth in the region of £250,000 to the business. As the company continues to grow around the UK, Stone has been appointed to carry out a variety of projects around Yorkshire and across the south of England...

From famous buildings to prison porticos- no 'Stone' un-turned for NE experts

Weather warning from NE experts following surge in demand - October 2013

A North East specialist repair and maintenance company is warning business owners and facilities managers to take action now and plan ahead to prevent expensive repair bills over the coming autumn and winter months. Stone Technical Services, in Darlington, are experts in the fields of high level and general repairs, maintenance and lightning protection and have seen a major increase..

Weather warning from NE experts following surge in demand

Tasty contract wins for NE high-fliers - July 2013

Darlington-based Stone Technical Services' steeplejacks' division has secured a number of new contracts totalling around £50,000 for the company. The specialist high level and general repair, restoration, renovation and safety experts have been working for Walker Snack Foods in Suffolk, Ineos Nitriles on Teesside and Holy Trinity Church near Barnard Castle in County Durham...

Tasty contract wins for NE high-fliers

Darlington specialists ensure buildings are in safe hands - May 2013

A County Durham high level and historic repair and maintenance company has seen a major increase in demand for its safety-related services. Darlington-based Stone Technical Services’ are specialists in the installation of safety systems, fall arrest equipment and access walkways, working throughout the UK offering unrivalled levels of protection to people working at height...

Darlington specialists ensure buildings are in safe hands

Darlington company heads to the top of St Paul's - April 2013

A County Durham specialist repair and maintenance company is completing thousands of pounds worth of work at one of the UK's most iconic landmarks. Darlington-based Stone Technical Services is already the only lightning conductor contractor approved to work at St Paul's Cathedral in London and has worked with Clerk of Works for over 20 years on aspects such as maintenance...

Darlington company heads to the top of St Paul's

Stone cements reputation as contracts secured from Derbyshire to Barnard Castle and beyond

County Durham specialist restoration, repair and renovation experts, Stone Technical Services, have further enhanced their position as leaders in their field thanks to securing more new contracts around the UK. As well as working extensively across Scotland and in London, Darlington-based Stone has recently been working in Newcastle, County Durham, Cheshire and Derbyshire...

Stone cements reputation as contracts secured from Derbyshire to Barnard Castle and beyond

More apprentices join NE high risers

A Darlington company is continuing with its commitment to young people by creating another two opportunities at its HQ. Already this year, Stone Technical Services has taken on five new members of staff including three apprentices and has now recruited another two to help with its planned growth. Thanks to his company's commitment to creating opportunities for young people...

More apprentices join NE high risers

Stone Technical Services rises from Lumley Castle to the North York Moors

A County Durham specialist repair and maintenance company has secured thousands of pounds worth of work to restore a number of historic landmarks in the North East. Darlington-based Stone Technical Services' restoration division is carrying out a range of works at Lumley Castle, St Mary's Church near Barnard Castle and in Osmotherley, on the edge of the North Yorkshire Moors National Park...

Stone Technical Services rises from Lumley Castle to the North York Moors

County Durham high fliers clinch contracts from West Yorkshire to Wales

A County Durham high level, historic and general maintenance company is working on a number of prestigious new projects across the UK. Darlington-based Stone Technical Services' are specialists in maintenance, safety systems, high-level repairs, restoration and lightning protection working on everything from small, community churches to prominent landmarks...

St Paul's calls for Darlington business

A County Durham specialist repair and maintenance company is completing thousands of pounds worth of work at one of the UK's most iconic landmarks. Darlington-based Stone Technical Services is already the only lightning conductor contractor approved to work at St Paul's Cathedral in London and has worked with Clerk of Works for over 20yrs on aspects such as maintenance and structure surveys...

St Paul's calls for Darlington business

Solid charity support from Darlington-based Stone

A prominent Darlington business is supporting a local rugby tournament being held in May in memory of a little boy who died following a long battle with leukaemia. Specialist maintenance company, Stone Technical Services based on Kellaw Road in the town, is sponsoring the Henry Valks Memorial Cup Rugby Tournament which celebrates the life of the Middleton-St-George toddler who died in 2009...

Solid charity support from Darlington-based Stone

Solid growth for Stone leads to thousands of pounds of investment

Darlington-based restoration, high level and general maintenance experts, Stone Technical Services, have invested thousands of pounds as the company prepares to grow and enter new markets. Stone started 2013 by investing around £20,000 in its marketing and, in addition to taking on a new member of staff, has now launched a new website to improve its presence on search engines...

Solid growth for Stone leads to thousands of pounds of investment

NE company's commitment to young recruits

One of the UK's leading lightning protection companies, based in Darlington, has created a number of new opportunities for local young people as the company experiences continued growth. Stone Technical Group has seen an increasing demand for its lightning protection services in the last year, and has recruited two apprentices and a junior manager...

NE company's commitment to young recruits

Darlington company clinches contracts at high profile heritage sites

Darlington-based Stone Technical Services has further secured its position as a leader in its field by winning several major contracts in Yorkshire. Thanks to its reputation as one of the UK's top high level and general maintenance and restoration companies, Stone has been appointed by English Heritage to carry out condition surveys to two historic mills and preservation works at an important ruin...

Darlington company clinches contracts at high profile heritage sites

Darlington company creates opportunity for Teesside University graduate

Darlington-based high level and general maintenance experts, Stone Technical Services, have strengthened their sales and marketing team as they put plans in place to grow further in 2013. For the first time since establishing 15 years’ ago, the business has recruited an in-house marketing specialist...

Darlington company creates opportunity for Teesside University graduate

NE experts start year on a high

County Durham high level and general maintenance firm, Stone Technical Services, has started 2013 with further growth in the London and south region. The Darlington-based company, which experienced better than predicted expansion throughout 2012, has secured new contracts working for prominent organisations...

NE experts start year on a high

County Durham business motors on by cutting costs and going green

A fast-growing Darlington-based business, which operates all over the UK, has invested thousands of pounds in its fleet of vehicles to help it become more environmentally-friendly and fuel efficient. Stone Technical Services, a UK leader in high level and general maintenance and historic restoration and renovation....

County Durham business motors on by cutting costs and going green

County Durham company sees solid growth North of the border

Darlington-based Stone Technical Services has seen a huge leap in demand since opening its new office in Scotland just three months ago. Stone, which specialises in a range of high level repair, maintenance and conservation services, opened an office in Edinburgh in August thanks to an increase in demand for its services in the region...

County Durham company sees solid growth North of the border

North East experts offer solid guarantee with latest accolade

Darlington-based Stone Technical Services has been accepted into the Stone Federation of Great Britain, one of the industry's leading accreditation bodies. The organisation is the national trade association for the natural stone industry, setting the highest standards and continually promoting best practice and professionalism in the sector...

North East experts offer solid guarantee with latest accolade

County Durham firm's Royal appointment

Darlington-based Stone Technical Services is carrying out emergency work on the official residence of Her Majesty the Queen. Windsor Castle is the oldest and largest inhabited castle in the world with a history spanning over 1000 years and Stone has been engaged to complete a full survey of the masonry on the castle's terrace...

County Durham firm's Royal appointment

North East specialists called in to London landmarks

Darlington-based Stone Technical Services has seen demand for its specialist high level repair and maintenance services in the London area double in the last six months as it takes on more projects working on high profile structures. Thanks to its reputation as one of leaders in its field in the UK, Stone has secured three significant contracts...

North East specialists called in to London landmarks