An international exhibition and events business has doubled the size of its operation in Redditch. 

Just a year after expanding into new premises in the town, contractor Vertex has secured a five-year lease at another unit on Park Farm Industrial Estate. 

The unit, which is located at 2a Springside, is next door but one from the company's existing base at unit 4a on Howard Road. 

Co-founder of Vertex Ross Wardle said: "We have just undergone a major rebranding exercise to capitalise on the impact we are having in the exhibition's industry. At the same time, our growing workload led us to look for additional production and storage facilities.

"We see ourselves as bringing something new and exciting to the industry, even something a bit edgy in terms of our approach and design.

"As well as designing and making stands for clients taking part in exhibitions and trade shows we offer them access to a modular system called beMatrix.

"Our newly-expanded base in Redditch, along with our sister site in Coventry, give us the ability to handle even more work as our impact on the exhibitions industry continues to pay dividends." 

The company launched in 2022 after founders Ross Wardle and Lewis Walters saw a gap in he exhibition supplier market as the events industry started to recover post-Covid. 

Vertex is also continuing to recruit as many of the people who previously lost their jobs after Covid forced the cancellation of most exhibitions and trade shows.

Ben Truslove, from commercial property agent John Truslove, helped Vertex secure a five-year lease on the second Springside unit.

He said: "Lewis and Ross have continued to build their business after moving on the estate last year.

"With this latest lease deal, they are building a business that is helping to boost the economic prospects of this region and we are delighted to have been able to support them."

Ben Lyons at Thursfields represented Vertex in the leasing negotiations, while Adam Taylor-Smith at Womble Bond Dickinson LLP acted for landlords IOGP Ltd Partnership.