A Northumberland-headquartered document management firm is investing £1.5m in expanding its operations in Wales as part of national strategic growth plans.
Cleardata UK Ltd is looking to reinforce its market-leading position in the UK by building new offices and warehouses on a 1.8 acre site at Hawarden Business Park in the Deeside Enterprise Zone, which it has acquired from the Welsh Government.
The investment, which is supported by a £304,000 property development grant, will create 18 new jobs and safeguard a further three positions at its existing regional office.
Cleardata, which already employs over 75 people, has two modern archive storage and document scanning facilities at the Blyth Riverside Business Park, and promotes a range of services to help organisations reduce costs and go paperless by transforming the way data comes in and out of their business.
The company offers outsourced document scanning, secure document storage with digital retrieval, outsourced mailroom, invoice processing services, cloud document management and mobile application development.
Cleardata operates in a secure environment and its document management, scanning and archive storage facilities are purpose-built and protected by enhanced fire detection systems, water detection and biometric finger print entry systems.
Work is well under way on building the new facility on Hawarden Business Park, which will include an 18,000 sq ft warehouse and 4,000 sq ft. office, and is being built to the same stringent specifications.
David Bryce, managing director at Cleardata, said: "Our company grew by 22% in 2015 and it is set to grow faster again this year after winning almost two million pounds of new contracts and attracting business from around the UK.
"In order to sustain this growth, we needed to create additional operational space and increase the capacity of our archive storage facility, and I am delighted we have been able to expand in Wales, creating inward investment into the region and further strengthening the company's overall position.
"Cleardata’s growth has been fuelled by the move towards digitisation and the cloud, and this expansion will support economic and employment growth through the creation of exciting new job opportunities within the area."
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