BUSINESS is booming for a former bomb disposal expert.

BQMC, the company set up by Steve Burgess, is expanding and plans to take on new staff later in the year.

To cater for the expected growth, the company has moved into larger premises on the Wales-England border at the Evans Business Centre, Chester West Employment Park, Minerva Avenue, on the outskirts of Chester.

The new offices, just on the Flintshire side of the border, were officially opened by Alyn and Deeside MP Mark Tami.

Ex-engineer Mr Burgess, who lives in Wrexham, set up the consultancy company after leaving the RAF.

BQMC specialises in helping firms comply with national and international standards.

Mr Burgess has even written an appropriately titled book on the subject, Explosive Business, which is about explaining and demystifying the jargon around the business of quality standards compliance.

He’s also recorded a series of tutorials on YouTube to give clients instant access to professional advice on compliance matters.

Mr Tami said: “I am delighted to be here to open the new office and to show that business is expanding and growing.

“We are in difficult economic times but there are opportunities at a time like this.”

Mr Burgess said: “It’s a fantastic day for the company and a new and exciting chapter in our history.

“We have a diverse range of clients in the private and public sectors, among them the Welsh Government and the University of Plymouth – probably one of the world’s most environmentally friendly institutions as regards education.”

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