A TELECOMS company, which has more than doubled its turnover every year since 2001, is expanding to new premises and taking on staff every month.

BNS Telecom, which has clients including high-street shops Greggs and Superdrug, has seen its turnover jump from £3.5m in 2001/2, to £7.4m in 2002/3 and £15.1m last year.

Work is about to start on the firm's multi-million pound offices, which are being developed on the same site as its base at Princess Way, in Low Prudhoe, near Newcastle.

BNS is one of the UK's largest independent telecommunications companies, managing millions of calls every month through its networks.