A SUCCESSFUL business has moved to bigger offices to accommodate its growing workforce.
Opus Building Services, specialist electrical and mechanical contractors, have moved to Boldon Court from their previous headquarters at the Quadrus Centre, Boldon.
Managing director Gavin Richardson said: “We were anticipating the workforce growing, so started looking for alternative offices.
“We chose to relocate to bigger premises in Boldon because of the high-quality labour force available and its close proximity to major road networks for Sunderland, Newcastle and South Tyneside as well as areas north and south of the region, such as Stockton and Teesside.”
The company, founded in 2006, grew from one employee to 20 within five years, and now employs close to 100 people.
The move to the new Burford Way base comes after the firm hit its target of £8million turnover this year.
Gavin added: “We’re focused on quality, service and hard work, as well as good business practices and ethos, which I think has helped contribute towards our growth during the recession.
“The worst of the recession appears to be over, but many businesses will face a challenge in terms of labour and a skills deficit.
“However, I don’t believe this will be an issue for our business as we have a low turnover of staff and a loyal, skilled workforce.
“As we’ve built a solid reputation, we enjoy lots of repeat business from our valuable customers, and have experienced year-on-year growth since the company was created in 2006.
“We have a North-East focus, but because of the growth and our reputation, we are picking up more and more contracts nationally.
“We have hit our target of an £8million turnover this year and as the order books look reasonably full, we are projecting a £10-12million turnover next year.”