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.”