A NEW trio has been hired by an East Lancashire technology firm - to deal with a growth in business.

Burnley-based Holker IT has welcomed three fresh starters across the board.

Simon McGowan and Jordan Woodwock have joined the Phoenix Way outfit as account manager and service desk engineer respectively.

And Slovakian-born Martina Giles Kusakova, who has worked in Cyprus for eight years after living locally, returns to East Lancs as a business administrator.

Managing director Metcalfe said: "It is certainly a positive sign that we have had to bring in three new faces.

"We have seen a real spike in business over recent months – particularly in relation to cyber security – and there is scope within the team for further growth in the near future."

Burnley College graduate Simon, 35, had previously risen through the ranks at Walker Farrimond.

Meanwhile Jordan, 25, who also attended Burnley College and lives in Altham, is a keen motocross enthusiast and has a diploma in engineering.