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Expanding Lincoln security firm to create new jobs

A security firm in the city is expanding to larger premises in the south of Lincoln, which is set to create new jobs.

Lincoln Security, who are currently on High Street, bought a 12,500 sq ft industrial unit on Whisby Road from Banks Long & Co.

The family-run company has offered residents and businesses, including local authorities, a variety of security products over 38 years.

Lincoln Security supplies, installs and maintains all of its bespoke security solutions.

Business Development Manager Peter Corlett said: “We continue to be very busy despite the challenging economic climate.

“The company has gradually outgrown its current premises, which provides a base for our 41-strong team of office staff and engineers.

“Our Whisby Road unit will give us three times our current space and offer enhanced office space, storage and showroom facilities.

“We also hope to take on a handful of extra staff in the months following our move.”

He added: “The move will allow us to fulfil our growth and expansion plans for our UK-wide customer base.”

The new unit is hoped to give them easier access to the UK, due to good road links. The Teal Park development also means the nearby road network is being enhanced.

Banks Long & Co Director William Wall said: “This sale emphasises the strength of the Lincoln industrial sector, at a time when larger nearby cities like Nottingham and Sheffield are experiencing stagnation.

“We continue to generate a consistently high level of enquiries when bringing good quality, modern units to the market, particularly freehold.

“Lincoln has been able to promote an increasing number of good news stories over the last few months, whether these relate to infrastructure improvements, the University of Lincoln’s expansion, the introduction of new national retail and restaurant brands in the city or employment generation, such as through Lincoln Security’s expansion.”

Source: Banks Long & Co