Some of the North region’s biggest eyesores are set to be blasted to bits to mark the launch of a new business.
Company boss Les Savory will personally take controls of his state-of-the-art graffiti removal kit to wash away some so called street art at a renowned graffiti black spot on railway land near the company’s headquarters.
Les, chief executive of Blaydon based Infrasafe, said the graffiti has been annoying him for years. “It’s time it went and I thought I’d provide my services free of charge and give the area a spring clean” he said.
Graffiti removal is one of Infrasafe’s new services offered in a major expansion programme to councils throughout the North East, Yorkshire and North West.
The Company has brought construction recruitment and infrastructure services under one roof and will include rail safety, road services, building and minor works and environmental support such as graffiti removal, litter picking and fly tipping clearance. There will be a major expansion towards local authority contracts.
Infrasafe has emerged as a recession-buster from Railsafe Systems which was launched fifteen years ago to concentrate on services to the rail network. Founder Les Savory work in a British Rail signal box as a 15-year-old school-leaver. His business now turns over £2m a year.
“There are signs that we are emerging from the recession and now is the time to diversify,” he said. “We have always been perceived as a rail only provider. However, our skills, experience and certifications allow us to operate across a range of private and public sectors and organisations.
“The graffiti removal is only a small example of the services we provide……it certainly makes the area look a lot better.”