Independent damage management company BELFOR-Relectronic is planning an extensive expansion plan following growth of over 60% in the UK last year.

The company will open branches in Newcastle, Belfast and Plymouth.

Additional locations are to be confirmed in north Scotland, west Ireland, North Wales, East Anglia and west London.

The operation has grown from three offices to 15 since 1997, which has been achieved by acquisition and organic growth.

BELFOR-Relectronic is part of BELFOR International, the largest disaster management supplier in the world, with 100 offices in 22 countries.

It offers services for fire, flood and explosion as well as contingency planning, risk management and staff training.