A city electrical company has taken on six recruits in six weeks - boosting its workforce by 20 per cent.
Halfway-based Main Electrical Ltd, which began as a one-man operation in the seventies, say the expansion is part of a long-term growth strategy.
Nikki Thorneloe, finance manager, said: “It’s a sign of the secure footing the company is on.
“Like many small companies we were affected by the recession and couldn’t take on new staff for several years, but our workload has doubled in the last 12 months.
“We have just won a major contract with a local authority and needed people of all levels - two experienced sparkies and young apprentices to train up. We won’t hesitate to set on more workers as more contracts are won.”
Before the new recruits took the workforce to its current level of 36, around 50 per cent of staff started with the firm as apprentices.
Among the new arrivals are three first year apprentices William Platts, Luke McGowan and Ryan Claydon, third-year apprentice Curtis Cattell, approved electrician Daniel Bonnick and electrician Daniel Morton.
Main Electrical, founded in 1971 by plumber and electrician Ted Willers, works country-wide, providing a range of electrical services to domestic and commercial customers and the public sector. Clients include British Gas, Keepmoat PLC and Kier Group.