ASW Property Services will support and assist our existing trades team and bring apprenticeship and work placement opportunities to Bridgend.
Following 12 months of procurement, Valleys to Coast has awarded our Housing Maintenance subcontract to ASW Property Services. The agreement was signed this month by Joanne Oak, Chief Executive, Valleys to Coast, and Anthony Thomas, Managing Director of ASW Property Services.
The agreement will see ASW supporting our existing trades team to provide reactive, planned and voids maintenance services to homes across Bridgend.
Based in Pyle, ASW Property Services has been providing repairs, maintenance and facilities management services throughout Wales, the Midlands and the South West of England for more than 35 years.
As a result of the partnership, our customers will be able to access a responsive, emergency hotline available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, which they can call if they have problems in their homes.
The agreement will allow Valleys to Coast to continue operating within our region and employ members of the community, creating job security for the ASW workforce, 45% of which live within a 10-mile radius of Bridgend, and enable us to invest in even more apprenticeships for local people.
Anthony Thomas, Managing Director at ASW, estimates that in the duration of the partnership, up to 20 apprentices will work on our properties and there will be many opportunities for work experience placements.
Joanne Oak, Chief Executive, Valleys to Coast, said:
“We went through a very comprehensive procurement process and are delighted to have appointed ASW Property Services to provide our customers with a day-to-day responsive repairs service and empty homes repairs management.
“We look forward to building on our strong existing relationship with ASW to deliver a repairs service that makes a positive difference to the lives of our tenants and the communities they live in.”
The ongoing mobilisation process of this contract has been facilitated by Impart Links, who has put structure in place and given guidance.