THIRSK-based construction company Biker Group has announced an £800,000 investment that will see the expansion of services at its newest depot with the creation of five new jobs.

Biker Group has invested in a new concrete batching plant and two concrete mixer trucks at its site at Dalton Industrial Estate.

The family-owned company delivers a portfolio of professional services to the construction industry, including haulage, groundworks, bespoke joinery, construction, waste management and recycling.

Biker Group opened the Dalton depot 12 months ago, and the latest investment will expand the services they offer to a range of customers across Yorkshire and the North-East, including commercial clients, house builders and the agriculture industry.

The expansion comes after a period of significant growth for Biker Group, which was established nearly 50 years ago by company chairman Tony Biker, and is part of a five-year expansion programme.

The company already has a well-established volumix concrete division, which utilises the latest technology in volumetric concrete mixers, and the new plant facility will now provide a ready-mix concrete service, supported by the two new concrete mixer trucks.

Operations manager Sam Biker said: “The new plant and mixer trucks will support the continued growth of our concrete division. "The investment is part of a five-year strategic plan to expand all divisions across the business.

“There will be on-going investment in plant and personnel, and growing the concrete division is in line with the company’s vision.

“The latest investment is also in response to demand from domestic and commercial customers, as well as housebuilders and the farming industry.”

This expansion has created five additional jobs at Dalton, including drivers, a batcher and office staff.

Biker Group has 176 direct employees, and, over the past five years, more than 70 new jobs have been created by expansion of the company, as well as many more through carefully vetted sub-contractors.