Yarmouth electronics firm is hoping to power ahead in future

Gary Keyzor. Picture by Nick Butcher

Gary Keyzor. Picture by Nick Butcher - Credit: Archant © 2008

A Norfolk electronics company has announced its ambition to double its workforce and capture local contracts after moving into new premises at Beacon Park in Gorleston.

Gary Keyzor, managing director of component procurement company Electro-tech, said the firm had the capacity to bolster its workforce by another nine people to meet the continued demand from overseas suppliers.

And he also revealed plans to target new contracts with Yarmouth energy companies, as part of a continued growth period that saw the firm hit a £3.5m turnover last year.

It comes after the seven-year-old company spent years supplying components to oil firms in Houston, Singapore, Malaysia, Abu Dhabi and Holland.

And Mr Keyzor, who is known for his work at Lowestoft Town Football Club, said he was hopeful the new premises would help the firm grow further after being restricted by the size of its last premises at the Gapton Hall Industrial Estate.

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He said: 'I would like to think the new premises will increase our global footprint, because since Christmas we took on three new staff, including a new business development manager.

'We have never had to push the business before.

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'In the past we have secured contracts by building up relationships with people.

'But we now have the scope to employ more people if the opportunity arises, and now we have the capacity to do so thanks to the size of the new premises.'

He added: 'We found that our business was coming from all over the place, but now we want to do more business in the UK and around Great Yarmouth.' The new 3,808sq ft building was built by Lowestoft-based Wellington Construction, which is developing Beacon Park at Blackfriars Court in conjunction with Great Yarmouth Borough Council.

Aside from his business commitments, Mr Keyzor has focused his attention on Lowestoft Town Football Club, which he became a chairman of in late 2008.

After a first full calendar year at the helm, he revealed plans in January 2010 to take the Blues 'as far up the pyramid as possible', which has led to back-to-back promotions.

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