A PENDLE firm has moved from Nelson to Colne and taken on three new staff.

Water industry specialists Detectronic relocated to the Whitewalls Industrial Estate in Colne after several new contract wins over the last 12 months.

The move, which represents a £500,000 investment, brings all Detectronic’s operations under one roof and provides further room to expand. The 7,000 sq ft building houses dedicated production, engineering and administration facilities, combined with a brand new data centre.

Steve Woods, managing director of Detectronic, said: “When we started out in 2007 we had a 500 sq ft office and a staff of five.

“Seven years later with average growth of 35 per cent year-on year, we’re up to 24 employees and we’re actively recruiting.”