The letting of larger premises in Syston by leading Leicestershire commercial property specialist Andrew and Ashwell is set to drive growth and productivity for a major smoke and fire door manufacturer. Smoke and Fire Curtains Ltd moved into ground floor premises in Brook Street last week. Located five miles north of Leicester, close to ringroad motorway connections, the single-storey industrial premises, plus two-storey offices and a yard, provides almost 11,500 sq ft of space. It will play a vital role in the company’s expansion, boosting the current nearby Thurmaston base.

Smoke and Fire Curtains Ltd was founded in Leicester by Arthur Calow in 2005, manufacturing fire and smoke curtains with unique control panels for warehousing and stores. The company began with eight employees and has grown to a workforce of 23, supplying and installing high quality fire curtains globally. Clients include Apple, Ikea, Starbucks, HSBC, New Look and Cancer Research.

Arthur Calow said Smoke and Fire Curtains Ltd continues to invest heavily in new production techniques and innovative developments ensuring ultimate safety standards and the new premises is an important move.

Our ethos has always been to provide an excellent standard of service with high safety standards. The expansion will help us create further jobs. It also allows us to bring in more machinery and reduce our dependency on other companies, saving up to £30,000 in the first year. Our long term plans involve being part of an international group, adding to the identical company we already have running in India and another we are starting in South Africa, so we are delighted to keep the ball rolling.

Malcolm Grayson, Director at Andrew and Ashwell, commented:

We are always happy to help local firms fulfill their plans for expansion. Demand has been steadily growing for good quality commercial accommodation and it is good to see a fast turnaround with premises that fit the bill, as this unit was let within a short time of it going on the market. We wish Smoke and Fire Curtains Ltd all the best in their new building.

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About Andrew and Ashwell Ltd

andashAndrew and Ashwell Ltd is a leading Midlands commercial property specialist. Located at 53 London Road, opposite the mainline rail station, Andrew and Ashwell continues to expand, providing comprehensive commercial property services, with a team of experienced chartered surveyors and backup professionals.

Posted on Tuesday, August 27th, 2013 at 9:18 am and filed under News.