A STOCKTON-BASED company has reported a record turnover of £66.6m in the 12 months to the end of December.

Mobile Mini, a leading hirer of portable site accommodation and secure storage containers, said the 11.3 per cent increase was driven in part by a significant investment in its fleet of steel containers, portable offices and welfare facilities, which stands at almost 40,000 units.

Further investment has also seen it expand, improve and relocate several of its branches to increase capacity and further improve product quality.

Operating from 15 branches, they include a newly-opened flagship branch serving London and the South-East, and expanded branches in West Yorkshire and South Wales.

Its workforce has grown to 442 and last year also saw the company opening its dedicated National Training Centre in Liverpool.

Mobile Mini’s revenue growth was also supported by the double acquisition of rival container companies Containers 2000 and Mr Box at the end of 2016, which gave the company the opportunity to strengthen its existing container hire and sales business, as well as extending its presence in key non-construction markets such as retail, hospitality and education.

Chris Morgan, managing director, said: “2017 has been another successful year in terms of growth, driven by continued investment in our people, products and equipment.

“The significant investment in our branch network has given us increased capacity, improved working conditions for our employees and helped us to maintain our excellent reputation for high-quality products.

“Investment in our branch infrastructure will continue to be a priority for us over the next 12 months, helping us to maintain our market-leading position.”