LITTLEWOOD Holdings has opened a new regional office at Torfaen Business Park in New Inn.

The opening represents an important milestone for Littlewood Fencing and Littlewood Renewables, key subsidiaries of the Littlewood Group whose re-location is the latest development in the company’s expansion.

Established in the local area for eight years, Littlewood has played an important part in the regional economy.

Currently employing 25 people from the Gwent area, the new office will provide the opportunity for consolidation and further expansion within the coming years.

New regional manager of Littlewood Fencing, Martin Black has more than 25 years’ experience within the industry and is confident that the company can capitalise on opportunities throughout Wales.

Forging close relationships with local businesses has been important in this process and Smart Solutions, a regional labour agency has provided strong support.

Jon Tillott, Littlewood Renewables director, said: “It has been a fantastic few years enabling us to secure a sustainable business, employ some good quality local labour and reduce the nations carbon footprint by more than 51,000 tons per year.”

Jon Hobden, Littlewood Holdings’ managing director, said: “The company is going through a particularly good time at the moment and our skilled workforce and experienced management team are one of our biggest assets. Marrying this with our strong focus on health, safety, quality and environment allows us to deliver complex projects to the exacting standards of our clients”.

As a result of the company’s success, Littlewood has also been able to back local community initiatives and as headline sponsors of Crumlin RFC, committee member and former Wales and British Lions player Arthur Lewis was invited to join Littlewood to help celebrate the day.

Also present were former Wales internationals Alun Carter, Iestyn Thomas and Lee Beach, who captained Wales to Sevens World Cup glory in 2009.

Both Alun and Lee are managers with Littlewood Renewables.