Peterlee-based accident management company Auxillis has expanded its presence on Brackenhill Business Park.

The company already employs more than 550 staff at its Redmond House offices but has decided to take on more space to meet an increase in work and its projected growth.

As such, it secured the neighbouring 10,500 sq ft unit.

Susan Howe, operations director at Auxillis, said: “The past few months have been challenging but very exciting for Auxillis in terms of company growth and with this comes the opportunity for Auxillis to further establish itself in the local area.

“We’re committed to being a major employer in Peterlee and our recent recruitment drive has allowed us to add more talented individuals to our teams – something that we aim to continue as our business grows.”