Bacton-based cabin and container hire firm Portable Space celebrates best-ever year

The management team at Portable Space, from left, Mark Dolman, commercial manager; Danny Napier, con

The management team at Portable Space, from left, Mark Dolman, commercial manager; Danny Napier, container conversions and modular buildings project manager; Dave Stephenson, cabin and container sales manager; and Mark Black, managing director. Photo: Keith Mindham Photography - Credit: Photo: © Keith Mindham

Suffolk company Portable Space has reported its most successful year ever, including a 31% increase in turnover and the creation of new jobs.

The firm, based at Bacton, near Stowmarket, supplies a wide range of solutions, from shipping containers to bespoke modular buildings, to customers in sectors including education, construction, renewable energy, self-storage and the domestic market.

Its sales growth in the year to June, together with the addition of four new jobs, taking its total workforce to 28, means it is already fulfilling the potential which saw it named in the lastest Future50 listing of up-and-coming companies in Suffolk and Norfolk.

Managing director Mark Black said: “We are delighted to announce our most successful year to date. Whilst growth is right across the business, several areas and sectors have proved particularly strong.

“These include our container conversions for the renewables sector which are carried out by our in-house team and a range of units for offices, meetings and welfare for the construction industry where housebuilding has seen increased activity.”

He added: “It is pleasing to expand our enthusiastic and experienced team who are an essential part of the service we deliver to customers, helping to refine requirements and then suggest the best solutions.”

Future50 is a business growth programme operating across Suffolk and Norfolk with funding awarded under the Government’s Regional Growth Fund. It is run by media group Archant and enterprise agency Nwes, with support from partners including Barclays, Birketts, Lovewell Blake and the University of East Anglia.