Optima Creates Jobs With Bank’s Aid
A Tipton-based manufacturer of granite products has bought its existing factory premises with the help of a £148,000 financial package from Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking.
Having previously rented the three adjoining units on the Princess End Industrial Estate, Nicolls Road, the firm is now looking to expand its presence at the site, with the installation of a mezzanine floor to accommodate office staff, as well as the opening of a new on-site showroom.
The expansion of the team will see the company’s headcount double from three to six, enabling the company to accept more orders, and continue to realise its growth ambitions.
In addition to its base in Tipton, the firm also operates a showroom in Station Road, Erdington, Birmingham that is open Monday to Friday from 9.30am to 5pm and on Saturday by appointment.
Mala Sokhal, Managing Director of Optima Designs, said: “The acquisition of our premises has been a big objective for us, and will allow us to grow the business whilst also creating new jobs for local people.
“We’ve enjoyed our relationship with Lloyds Bank for many years, and their guidance in enabling us to complete the purchase of the units has been invaluable.