A DIRECT mail company in Clayton West has won a three-year contract to deliver election material on behalf of councils across the north-east.
Adare Group landed the deal after successfully delivering polling cards, ballot papers and postal voting packs to more than 1.1m voters across Gateshead, North and South Tyneside and the city of Newcastle in the run-up to this week’s council elections.
The work is processed at Adare’s Park Mill customer communications centre.
Angus Walker, business development director at Adare, said the contract from the North East Purchasing Organisation (NEPO) – representing local authorities throughout the region – reflected its work with local council teams in producing election documents over the past few years.
He said: “Our experience has enabled us to design security features into election products in order to combat election and postal voting fraud – an area that is open to scrutiny across the election timetable.
“Adare now produces election products for 15 councils, successfully delivering to more than 3m voters during the May local elections alone.
“Several other councils have already come on board under the NEPO agreement and we expect further expansion for our democratic services division going forward into the European and Parliamentary elections.”