ONE of the UK’s leading technical facilities management companies has opened a new office in Almondsbury, as part of its strategy to expand its business across the South West.

Inviron, which is part of Imtech UK, has an annual turnover of almost £150m and employs over 1,200 people nationwide, but this is the first time the company has had an office in the Gloucestershire.

The official opening took place on Thursday, January 16 and was attended by Inviron’s managing director, Neil Johnson, and regional director, Dave Webb.

The new branch will be responsible for supporting existing contracts with clients such as Land Securities, the UK’s largest commercial property company, and aircraft manufacturer, Airbus. In addition, with its experience in the commercial, retail, business critical and industrial engineering industries, the office also aims to grow its portfolio with new contract wins.

The office will be overseen by branch manager Andy Shepherd.

Mr Shepherd said: “This will be the first time Inviron has had an office in the region and I’m confident that our existing clients will benefit from our presence.

“I believe we will also benefit the local economy and as we grow we will contribute more through investment and employment.”