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Sunderland electrical engineering firm set to take on new workers

(from left)  Gary Samuels and Bill Storey of BMS with Coun Harry Trueman of Sunderland City Council.

(from left) Gary Samuels and Bill Storey of BMS with Coun Harry Trueman of Sunderland City Council.

A SUNDERLAND electrical engineering company is planning to create new jobs after taking on extra manufacturing space.

BMS Electrical Services has expanded into a second unit at the North East Business and Innovation Centre (BIC), five years after moving into the Wearfield site.

The company designs, manufactures, installs and commissions electrical systems for a range of industries from power and water to food and drink, and counts North-East names such as Greggs PLC and Port of Tyne among its customers.

BMS recently increased its workforce to 10, including a new business development manager, and plans to create more jobs in the New Year. Turnover has increased from almost £800,000 in 2011/12 to £1.4million in 2012/13. Director Gary Samuels said: “We moved into a second unit because we required additional manufacturing capacity and a larger shopfloor area.

“The majority of our work and customers are mainly North East-based although we do work nationally and occasionally internationally when the need arises. However, we are attempting to become a stronger business within the North-East region.’’

Sunderland City Council has worked with BMS since it started up and is continuing to help the business as it expands. Deputy Leader Coun Harry Trueman said: “We recognise applicants need to focus on running their businesses and winning new orders, rather than filling in endless forms. This is a city with which it is as easy to do business.”

 

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