Debbie White took over last week

New Interserve chief Debbie White is celebrating a £90m contract to look after more than 1,100 buildings for the Department for Transport.

White (pictured) took over from Adrian Ringrose at the beginning of the month and this morning was announcing that Interserve has landed a £90m deal to look after buildings for Highways England, HS2 and British Transport Police.

It will providing a range of services including cleaning, security and ground maintenance.

It is the first time the 11 departments covered by the contract – the DfT plus nine of its agencies and the Environment Agency – are being looked after by one firm.

Last month, Interserve, which has been hobbled by the costs of quitting its loss-making energy from waste business, returned to the black with a £25m pre-tax profit for the six months to June, after racking up a near £34m loss for the same period the year before.