A Wirral-based fire and security company has announced a record 15% increase in turnover on its previous financial year, despite the ongoing impact the Covid-19 pandemic is having on the UK economy.

The figures come as family-run AinsCo Fire & Security celebrates its 15th year in business with a fresh new rebrand.

Formerly known as MPEFS, AinsCo has also moved into modern new headquarters on Prenton Business Park, demonstrating the company’s strong position within the sector and confidence in its future expansion and growth plans.

Leaders in the bespoke fire system design, commission and maintenance field, which has benefited further from investing in new software to improve the customer experience post-Covid-19, AinsCo boasts an accredited and highly-skilled team of 21 that deliver on every project with knowledge and expertise.

Mike Ainscough, managing director at AinsCo Fire & Security, said: “I am incredibly proud of what we have achieved during 2019/20 which has exceeded all expectations. Despite the uncertainty of Brexit, and then the Covid pandemic, through the dedication and hunger of our amazing team and the loyalty of our clients, we are proud to report these figures which crucially put us in a very strong position as we charter these  turbulent times.

“Our training methods have also played a huge role in our success too, with the company putting sizeable investment in ensuring our team is fully skilled; with the whole office completing IOSH courses relevant to their roles, as well as a number of other programmes.

"While we celebrate 15 incredible years in 2020 with a new brand - which places more emphasis on the family ethos that lies at the heart of the business - and fantastic new premises on the Wirral - our mission very much remains the same - to continue to be a safe pair of hands for our clients when it comes to the design, installation and maintenance of best in class fire and security systems.”

AinsCo has seen a 40% rise in its staff during the last financial year, with the recent appointments of experienced operations manager, Iain Menzies, technical manager, Edward Arrowsmith, and project manager, Dean Broderick also joining James Conder and Tom Watson who are new engineers.

The company's list of illustrious clients include Merseyrail, Avanti West Coast and Network Rail, Menzies, Arrowsmith and Broderick.