AN ENVIRONMENTAL and facilities provider has announced record growth in 2018 - saying it has more than double in size this year.

Assist Group, based on Catchdale Moss Lane, says it has secured more than £40m of long-term public and private sector partnerships across Highways, Streetscene, Tree & Woodlands and Hygiene divisions.

New customers include the flagship Shropshire Highways Alliance, Social Landlords Magenta Housing and The Guinness Partnership along with, Oldham Council, Merseytravel and Peel Ports Group.

The Group also launched a private sector hygiene division in 2017 to complement their public-sector hygiene and cleaning offering which has also achieved significant growth through partnerships with Camp & Furnace Liverpool and National Leisure Chains Cosy Club and Loungers group.

Dave Dargan CEO of Assist Group said: “We are delighted to be working with a fantastic portfolio of new clients.

"The growth we have achieved is testament to the strong culture we have in the business and the dedication our people have to deliver great services. The new wins catch the headlines; however, we have also resigned contracts with our existing customers some of which we have been working with for more than 15 years."