First base outside Yorkshire opens up fresh opportunities for door manufacturer

A family-run Bradford firm is expanding with its first ever premises outside of Yorkshire.

Door supplier Excel Composite Doors has taken on Unit 6 at Henley Road Industrial Estate, Coventry.

The company was formed in Bradford in 2013 and uses computer numerical control machines to manufacture bespoke composite doors.

It now reports a turnover of £3.2m and sees its 10-year lease at Henley Road as key to its expansion plans, creating around 12 new jobs in the process.

Taran Panesar will run the factory, while Mandy Dehele will run the office.

Managing director Sunjeet Singh Panesar said: “This is a great opportunity for us to expand our business and bring our niche services to the region.

“Henley Road was the perfect location for us as it is right off the M6 and other motorway connections nearby, which will enable us to serve our customers across the country.”

The company is one of two to sign up to expansion plans at the Henley Road site, with traffic management supplier SRL Traffic Systems also taking on a new 4,300 sq ft unit, in addition to its existing unit on the site.

Louis Washington-Smith, asset director at property investment company The Wigley Group, said: “It is fantastic news to have Excel and SRL sign up in quick succession.

“These units were only vacant for a short amount of time after our previous tenants moved out, so for them to be snapped up so quickly reflects the strong market demand for commercial property in this area at the moment.

“We look forward to helping both tenants with their exciting expansion plans here in Coventry.”