AN award-winning Redditch firm has played a key part in helping a local business expand, creating 23 new jobs

A growing workload saw Bromsgrove-based outsourcing and debt recovery company Controlaccount turn to Redditch commercial property agency John Truslove to find extra office space.

With the aid of Ian Parker, joint managing director of John Truslove, Controlaccount has taken 4,500 sq ft of high quality space at Oak Tree House building on the Harris Business Park at Stoke Prior, to operate alongside its two existing offices on the estate.

This is enabling it to cater for a surge in new staff, with 23 people hired across six departments in just six months, increasing the workforce by more than a third to 84.

Although most staff are working remotely during the coronavirus pandemic, the offices will provide the extra space to keep staff two metres apart as well as providing executive offices and client meeting rooms.

Controlaccount is an outsourcing and debt recovery firm with a client list including global clients, SMEs and not-for-profit organisations.

Managing director David Harvey said: “John Truslove has been very helpful in ensuring the successful completion of the lease despite the challenges of the pandemic.”

Ian Parker negotiated a five year lease for Controlaccount in its new offices.

He said: “We are delighted to have been able to play a part in assisting another local employer to keep expanding.

John Truslove was recently named Most Active Agent in Worcestershire in the Radius Data Exchange survey produced in conjunction with EG, the commercial property market magazine.

Joint managing director Ian Parker was also named Worcestershire Dealmaker of the Year AND Warwickshire Dealmaker of the Year for 2020. The survey year, which runs from August to August, saw John Truslove record a 36% increase in deals negotiated over the 12 months.