An electrical wholesaler has expanded into the Midlands region by opening a new branch in the Black Country.
H&S Electrical Wholesalers has launched the operation on the Enterprise Trading Estate, in Brierley Hill, after agreeing a ten-year deal on a warehouse.
The company, which sells items such as cables, sockets, switches, lighting and heating, was founded 17 years ago and now has two branches in Stockport and Salford, Greater Manchester.
The new venue has started with a small team of four with plans to add a further six staff over the next year.
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Director Chris Henderson: “We’re very pleased to launch our latest branch in the Midlands. We already have a strong presence in the North West so this seemed like a natural progression for us.
“Enterprise Trading Estate is a fantastic location, we’re in a professional building surrounded by a number of big industry names.
“The two main staff members we have heading up the branch have great knowledge of the area and have spent more than 30 years in the industry.
“We’re now keen to grow the business and have chosen a future-proof location, with the unit having room to add higher racking and a mezzanine floor should we need it.”
Property consultancy Fisher German brokered the lease deal on behalf of landlord London Metric Mucklow.
Luke Dodge, a surveyor with the agency, added: “We’re very pleased to welcome H&S Electrical Wholesalers to Enterprise Trading Estate.
“They are a perfect fit for the location and have expanded the trade counter element on the estate. We look forward to seeing the business grow and create new jobs for the benefit of the local area.
“This latest deal shows the robustness of the multi-let industrial sector across not only the West Midlands but the wider UK.
“Enterprise Trading Estate has seen significant enquiry levels both before and during the pandemic and, as a consequence, we have seen a huge variety of occupational take up.
“The levels of take up and general market activity are consistent across the West Midlands multi-let industrial estate market.
“The historic void levels are at an exceptionally low point which in turn is positively impacting rental levels and reducing incentive packages to ingoing occupiers.”