Darlington-based Francis W Construction has launched two new divisions.

Francis W Groundworks and Francis W Roofing have both been established to form the Francis W Group. The new entities have secured heavy levels of investment, with the money going towards plant equipment, a fleet of vehicles and office space.

New members of staff have also been added to the team, including supervisors, plant operators, roofers and groundworkers, as well as a business development manager.

Francis Ward, director of Francis W Group, said: “This is an exciting time for us as we embark on a new challenge. We’ve moved into a new unit at Lingfield Point, and have upgraded our transportation fleet, to ensure that we are fully equipped to meet our clients’ needs.”

Chris Howard, director of Francis W Group, added: “A large proportion of our work is repeat business from satisfied clients, and we have ambitious plans to grow our turnover year on year.”