Captus ProNet plans to create up to 600 UK jobs in five years.

Industrial maintenance company, Captus ProNet – formerly TMS Maintenance), has announced plans to create up to 600 jobs in the UK over the next five years in what it calls an "ambitious growth strategy".

The company, with headquarters in Darlington, expects its turnover to rise to £50 million within that timeframe. It provides other services besides maintenance, including air conditioning and building works.

Part of the expansion plans include looking for 60 equity partners, each being responsible for customer liaison, project management, rectruitment and retention.

Each equity partner will be offered a profit-share based package, so the more income their area generates, the more they earn. The company believes every partner will need to employ 10 people to fulfill their contractual obligations.

Managing director Paul Moore (pictured right with senior partner Peter Beckingham), said: "We're very much a national firm, but as we are based in Darlington and have great links across the North East region, I'd envisage that many of the initial jobs will be in the North East."

Of the company's £50 million turnover target, Moore commented: "It is a very ambitious business plan but positivism is key right now and we're confident we can achieve it."