Sales director David Griffiths said the popularity and reputation of Sharples’ products and services had grown so significantly that there was no question about the need to create additional office space for the independent 26 employee, £3.2m annual turnover print and copier business.
“We are preparing the documentation for a planning application which, if accepted, would provide us with a third more floor space than we currently have,” he said. “If our application gets the go-ahead we could start work on the expansion work in the New Year.
“The new space will be designed sympathetically with the existing lay-out and will be a positive improvement from the point of view of staff and customers.”
Griffiths added: “This new investment is a move to facilitate further growth. The additional space will allow us to deal with an increasing number of clients in the positive and professional manner that our customers expect.”
The news tops off a successful year for the firm which fought off strong competition from Chester Zoo, Jodrell Bank and others to win the High Sheriff’s 2016 award for responsible business practice earlier this year.
Griffiths and fellow Sharples director and MD Mark Brocklehurst joined forces to buy-out the company in 2002.