Bromsgrove MP Sajid Javid was among the guests of honour on Friday (29th September) to mark the expansion of local business Armstrong Bell.

The telecommunications specialist, which recorded a 15% growth in revenue in the last financial year compared to 2016, has doubled its office space again, just two years after it had to do the same to cope with demand.

And to celebrate, Armstrong Bell, based at Greenbox Office Park, Westonhall Road, hosted a Champagne reception at Grafton Manor Hotel, Bromsgrove, attended by Mr Javid, Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, and more than 80 customers, suppliers and partners.

Will Copley, managing director of Armstrong Bell, which is a leading provider of business telephone systems, said its rapid growth was the result of winning new business and a strong product portfolio helping to strongly position it for future expansion.

“Increasing office space had been a project for January next year, but a growth in business suddenly made it a more urgent issue for us,” he said.

“Looking around, nothing was suitable but when we had the opportunity to take on the second floor in our building, we knew it would be ideal. Business is accelerating and we’re in a very strong position to meet our ambitions of quadrupling the business in six years, which is essentially 26% year-on-year growth.

“The last time we doubled our space, we attracted key senior figures to the business and we’re now looking for more talented people to join us. A few years ago it was hard to visualise such an expansion, but now we have a good framework to support our longer-term growth plans.”

He said over the past 24 months, the company had developed its Salesforce CRM, added three field sales executives and worked hard on lead generation and process development.

The new space, which takes its total space in Greenbox Office Park to 2,400 sq ft, will provide Armstrong Bell with a new meeting room upstairs, as well as enhanced management provision, sales desks and breakout facilities for staff. It will enable it to expand the engineering and sales facilities on its existing floor.

Sajid Javid MP said: “I'm so pleased to help mark the success of local telecoms star Armstrong Bell. It's a remarkable success story - right here in Bromsgrove. I wish William and his team all the very best.”

PR by Clive Reeves PR in Birmingham

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