A JOINERY firm whose turnover has increased nearly tenfold in its first four years of trading is planning further growth following another successful year.

Original Joinery of Thornaby, which works across the UK, offers a range of services, including large scale residential, hotels and bespoke projects. Recent work includes Backworth primary school, several Premier Inns and over 600 apartments.

Kyle Fowler, managing director, said: “Our turnover has grown from £250,000 in 2014, when we were founded, to £2.3m last year, and our profit remains steady at 20 per cent year on year. This year we expect to reach turnover of approximately £3.5m, thanks to new projects and secured work.”

Mr Fowler started the firm with another joiner but today has up to 50 trades people working for him.

He said: “We work on projects across the UK, and pride ourselves on being a lean company, our whole management team working remotely. I’m keen to keep up the momentum, and my growth plans for 2019 are as ambitious as every year preceding them. I’m planning to employ a quantity surveyor and another project manager, as well as open an office in Birmingham.”

The firm has been supported by Stockton-based accountancy firm Anderson Barrowcliff.

Mr Fowler said: “I know I can trust the figures they are presenting me with, meaning I can concentrate on all the other items I need to in the running of the business. The management accounts and forecasts enable me to track and assess the margins we are operating at and react quickly to any projects which seem to be slipping.”