Long-established Carlisle firm Thomas Graham & Sons has won a £20 million contract to supply power tools and hardware to nuclear sites across West Cumbria.

The steel stockholding and industrial supplies firm based on the Kingmoor Park Industrial Estate, has won the four-year deal to supply Nuclear Decommissioning Authority businesses, including Sellafield Limited, the Low Level Waste Repository at Drigg and the National Nuclear Laboratory. 

Products will be supplied via its Egremont branch and the new deal will enable the 127-year-old family company to create five jobs, adding to its workforce of more than 200 people. 

The firm, which was established in 1892, also plans to invest in the Egremont depot and has pledged to work with local suppliers. 

A second similar contract, also for four years, has also been awarded to the firm to supply nuclear sites across the UK managed by Magnox.

Russell Smith, Thomas Graham contracts director, said: “Winning this prestigious contract is testament to the hard work from our contracts team and the dedication 
from everyone across the business. 

“We are delighted to further strengthen our partnership with Sellafield and the wider UK nuclear industry.” 

Roger Smith, Thomas Graham managing director, said: “We look forward to continuing our relationship with Sellafield and this contract recognises our expertise as a supplier of premium industrial products.”

In June, Thomas Graham was crowned Family Business of the Year for the North and Northern Ireland.

At the start of the year the company also achieved in international standards for its environment and health and safety management.