Tactus on the move with finance deal
A developer of protection for mobile phones and tablets has acquired new premises with the support of funding from NatWest.
Tactus, which makes products such as screen protectors and cases, has purchased a site at Olympic Park in Birchwood after securing a six-figure deal with the bank.
The company has recruited seven new starters within the past year and aims to double this figure by the end of 2015.
The new base will support its in-house design studio where the company can create 3D images on cases, engrave bespoke logos and personalise its wide selection of products.
Scott Brenchley, chief executive of Tactus, said: "We founded the business in 2009 and using our own in-depth knowledge and experience of the technology sector, set to sourcing and developing a range of smart, functional and reliable products that would offer people the highest level of protection for their devices.
"The positive feedback we received from customers and industry experts made us realise there was a real gap in the market for a UK-based company to offer high-quality, protective products. It's a competitive market that is constantly changing and you have to ensure you have stock that not only caters to the fluctuating mobile industry, but also to customer demand.
"We now have listings in Argos, Selfridges, Staples and Maplins, to name a few, and with our new offices up and running, we hope to capitalise on our success and ultimately, grow Tactus into a household name."
NatWest relationship manager Suzanne Unsworth added: "I was delighted to support Tactus on its purchase of new premises. The business has shown it wants to adapt to its changing market place and I wish Tactus every success for the future."