AN enterprising outfit in Bolton has secured a maintenance contract for Co-op stores and funeral homes up and down the land.

Under the agreement with Parr Facilities Management (FM), staff could be dispatched to hundreds of locations across Northern England, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

Mechanical and electrical management services will be provided, with Parr FM also looking after the fabric of their buildings estate. Seventy staff work out of their Bolton site.

Ivan Morley, the firm's facilities management director, said: "We boast a wealth of experience providing electrical and mechanical management services to retail, healthcare and hospitality sectors throughout the UK and Ireland.

"Winning another contract with one of the UK’s most trusted brands is certainly a highlight and reinforces our continued growth across mainland UK."