A LEADING temporary building company is set to increase its workforce by almost 50 per cent in the first stage of an ambitious development drive.
Spaciotempo saw impressive growth in both turnover and operating profit during a record year.
Now it’s creating a string of new jobs as part of plans to double the size of the business by 2018.
Two new area sales managers have been appointed since the start of the year and the company now wants to recruit a further 10 staff to join its installation team.
Managing director Scott Jameson says the move, which will take the total workforce from 26 up to 38, will help meet unprecedented demand.
He said: “We’ve enjoyed sustained growth for two years and this was by far our busiest and best period to date.
“Now the plan is to capitalise on that progress and go from strength to strength.
“I’ve set an objective of 50 per cent growth in the next three years and I think our target of £15 million turnover by 2018 is well within reach.”
Spaciotempo, part of the GL Events Group, has enjoyed stellar success for two years running. Results in 2013 were a then record, but last year was even better with growth at around 15 per cent.
Mr Jameson added: “We’ve stabilised staff retention, which was a key factor, and changed the way the business is run.
“We’ve created a personal approach to provide a complete solution for our customers, rather than just a product, and that has made a big difference.
“The economy has picked up enormously and we’re among those who have benefited from that.”
The company made a substantial investment in its fleet of rental buildings last year and also took advantage of a growing market.
Mr Jameson added: “Sectors such as manufacturing and logistics have become much stronger and we saw a big swing to sales, rather than rental, in 2014.
“Customers now have more confidence to put items on capital expenditure – and that’s another sign that the economy is heading in the right direction.
“So while we’ll always retain the flexible approach that helped to carry us through the recession, our sales operation has never been stronger.”
Spaciotempo is planning to explore new sectors in a bid to maintain the momentum.
Mr Jameson said: “While we’ve done particularly well in the last two years, it’s important to build on that success.
“We’ll spend a further £2 million to increase our hire stock this year, we’re diversifying into different areas and we’ll soon be introducing a product that will be unique to the UK market.
“We’re making significant investments in products, people and our future.”