MOBILE Mini, a leading hirer of portable site accommodation and secure storage containers, has announced its UK business revenue grew by almost 14 per cent to £33m in the first six months of the year.

The company, whose global operations are based in Arizona and its UK headquarters is in Stockton, said its revenue was bolstered by another multi-million-pound investment in a further 600 new units to its rental fleet.

The investment included the recent launch of the cost effective and energy efficient Groundhog Fusion mobile welfare units.

Mobile Mini now has almost 40,000 rental units across its 16 UK branches including in Sunderland and Middlesbrough.

The double acquisition late last year of Gateshead-based Containers 2000 and Mr Box, headquartered in Ipswich, strengthened Mobile Mini’s existing container hire and sales business and helped extend it’s presence in key non-construction markets such as retail, manufacturing and education.

It now has more than 400 employees, recruiting 40 new positions this year.

Chris Morgan, managing director, said: “We saw strong growth in the first half of the year, with continued strong demand from the construction industry.

“We’re determined to maintain our market leading position by continuing to invest in our people and products, so that we exceed our customers’ expectations and continue to build strong long term relationships with them.”