Transport compliance firm Chartwise has created five jobs in a diversification move aimed at increasing turnover.
The Team Valley-based firm specialises in analysis of tachographs – the devices which record driver behaviour.
Chartwise is now diversifying into road transport safety training, including first aid at work, dangerous goods (ADR), SAFED, daily defect check and safe loading training.
Five jobs have been created in the move including admin, sales and customer service roles.
Last year Chartwise saw turnover increase by £58,000 and owner Paul King is now expecting turnover of £300,000 in 2015.
Mr King said: “We employ six members of staff at the moment, but with the planned expansion that number will hopefully be going to increase each year.
“Obviously from a business point of view, the expansion and continued year-on-year growth is great news, but equally as satisfying for me is helping the region recover from the economic and jobs slump. It’s a region with so much to offer so to be able to bring in extra positions is fantastic.”
“With the room for growth we have as a company, there’s no reason we can’t keep building on the success we’ve seen over recent years.
“But we can’t have that success without the solid foundation of staff we have built. With that base looking like it’s going to expand, there’s every reason to be positive about our future!”