Newly-merged damage restoration company Belfor-Relectronic has opened three centres of excellence and two training academies to improve its service to clients.

The three skills centres each focus on a particular specialism in both the commercial and residential restoration fields and are intended for both staff and clients.

Two of the specialist centres are located near the company's Tamworth headquarters in Staffordshire.

These focus on mechanical and plant machinery and document and paper restoration.

Other centres for electronics restoration have been opened at its branches in Abingdon in Oxfordshire, and at East Kilbride in Scotland.

In addition, Belfour-Relectronic has opened two technician training centres: one for commercial technicians in Skipton, North Yorkshire, and one for residential staff in Bristol.

Belfor-Relectronic managing director Greg French said: “We are now in a position to exploit our knowledge and skills and truly match these to the client's requirements.”

He added that he hoped the centres would enable the company to respond flexibly to both market and technological developments.