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Rok confident after refocus

Repair and maintenance specialist Rok is trading in line with expectations after refocusing operations at the end of 2008 in response to the downtown.

In a statement to the company’s Annual General Meeting today chairman Stephen Pettit is due to say: “As announced last autumn we are continuing to concentrate more of our activities on repairs, refurbishment and response maintenance where our self delivery capability is delivering higher rates of customer satisfaction and enhanced margins from long term relationships.

“As a result we remain confident about the Group's prospects for the year.

'Overall we are pleased to report that the trading in the first quarter is in line with our expectations and we are on course to achieve our expectations for the full year.”

The statement covering January to May said Rok had secured several new contracts and was gaining market share in response maintenance.

Contracts won since the beginnining of the year

Response maintenance long term frameworks:
Wellingborough Homes - £24 million
Leisure Connect - £10 million
Hampshire County Council - £7 million
Bracknell Forest Borough Council - £4 million

Planned maintenance – including plumbing, heating and electrical services:
North East Procurement - £20 million
Jephson Housing - £12 million
One Vision Housing - £8 million
Bristol City Council - £3 million
English Churches - £3 million

New build social housing:
Guinness Trust - £94 million
Circle Anglia - £73 million
Moat Housing - £66million
Midland Heart - £28 million