A FIRE extinguisher and alarm system supplier aims to create jobs in a North-East expansion.

Jackson Fire & Security says its new branch in Yarm, near Stockton, will deliver engineering posts.

The business, which already has sites across the UK, is known for providing extinguishers, alarms, emergency lighting and security systems.

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Carl Leah, manager of its new Teesside branch, said: “This is a fantastic opportunity to extend our services in the region and build a team that can serve customers and deal with maintenance or call-outs across the area.

“Early indications are that we’re going to be busy.”

Steve Jackson, managing director, added: “Opening in Teesside allows us to further extend our reach in the area while bringing new jobs and opportunities.”