A long-established electronic security company is the latest tenant to move into Blyth Workspace as part of its ambitious business plans under new owner Scott Beresford.

Custom Electronics Fire & Security (CEFS) has been bought by Scott from its recently-retired, previous owner Jim Mullarkey.The two businessmen had worked together over 40 years ago when Scott was Jim’s apprentice.

After continuing to work in the electronic security industry Scott joined CEFS and his former mentor in 2010 with a view to taking over the company. The move to the prestigious Blyth office development is part of his plans to grow what has become a well established commercial business, that has grown steadily from the small company it was in the beginning.

Scott said: “I am really proud to be carrying on Jim's great tradition of excellent customer service which has given us a loyal client list, some of whom stretch back to when the business started. The company's roots are in Northumberland and as the admin team are all from around the Blyth /Cramlington area moving to Arch Workspace in Blyth was, as the expression goes, "a no brainer".

“What I enjoy most about running this business is that no two days are ever the same. I can be in a manufacturing plant one minute then a car sales room the next. “

Scott plans to increase his workforce to 10 over the coming years and also recruit an apprentice who he can take under his wing as his mentor did him four decades ago.

CEFS was originally established 30 years ago to provide domestic alarm systems for new housing estates being built in Cramlington.  The majority of its work is now electronic security contracts for a mix of business clients including nursing homes, private country estates, Doctors surgeries and retail outlets.