A Brighouse-based metalworking firm is on track to record three consecutive years of 30% growth in turnover.

Arkoni, based at Armytage Road, lifted turnover to £5.25m for 2013-14 against a figure of £4m for the pevious year. It also reported a full order book stretching well into 2015.

Founded in 1991, Arkoni manufactures metalwork features and fire-rated glazing systems for the UK construction industry.

Managing director Mark Prentice, who founded the business, said: “We are operating at full capacity and have been doing so for the past two years.

“We’ve increased our workforce and introduced efficient and robust management systems.

“We’ve also enhanced our manufacturing capability with the construction of a new 1,600 sq ft workshop incorporating automated technology thanks to partial funding from the Leeds City Region Local Enterprise Partnership’s Business Growth Programme.

The new workshop for Arkoni at Brighouse
The new workshop for Arkoni at Brighouse
 

“Much of the growth has been based on rapidly growing demand for fire-rated glazing systems.

“Over the past 12 months, we have installed glazing systems in new schools, shopping centres, office complexes, leisure centres, cathedrals and many other locations across the UK.”

Said Mr Prentice: “The figures for 2013 to 2014 were way above our targets and we continue to be an effective bellweather for commercial and public sector constructionprojects across the UK.

“In effect, we are looking at a doubling of the business turnover in just three years. Long may it continue,.”

Arkoni employs 52 full time staff and will be looking to continue its expansion with further appointments expected this year and next. (right)new