Cornish company is One to Watch

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ISO Spaces has been named to the Sunday Times ‘Fast Track Ones to Watch: 10 Rising Companies’ list.

This recognition crowns a year that has seen huge growth in the company’s sales and, going into 2018, a projected 400% increase in demand for its housing product.

Announced in The Sunday Times yesterday (Dec 3), companies that make it onto the ‘Ones to Watch 10’ list are chosen for their potential to win a place in the Sunday Times Virgin Fast Track 100 in the future. The Fast Track 100 ranks Britain’s private companies with the fastest-growing sales.

Founded in 2013 by Ben Treleaven and Gregg Curtis, ISO Spaces designs and manufactures high-specification, bespoke, portable buildings from shipping container units.

In just four years, ISO Spaces has become an industry leader in high-end container conversions with clients ranging from Jaguar Land Rover to Ealing Council. Projects, for both UK and overseas markets, include pop-up bars and restaurants, open-air cinemas, a pop-up golf simulator, a portable racing facility for Le Mans and housing. The surge in demand from local authorities looking for temporary housing solutions played a big part in driving sales to £2.5 million this year.

MD Ben Treleaven said: “Ever since Gregg and I started ISO Spaces, we’ve wanted to appear in The Sunday Times Business section for making a difference.

“We’re delighted to be featured, flying the flag for the south west, on the ‘Ones to Watch 10’ list. This achievement highlights the talent and commitment we have in the team that we’ve developed over the last few years and sets us up perfectly for what we know is going to be a period of even faster growth.

“Going into the new year, our main focus is going to be the production of permanently portable social and affordable housing units. We’ve just finished a 144-unit development for emergency accommodation in Ealing that is due to launch this week and it’s hugely gratifying that our innovative and flexible building solutions are able to make such a meaningful contribution to easing the UK housing crisis.”

This success comes on the back of a 2016 Crowdcube investment that enabled the Truro-headquartered company to increase capacity in its St Austell manufacturing base. Further investments are planned for 2018 and will include a recruitment drive to grow the team of 23, providing jobs for at least ten new employees.

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