Expansion for long established city company after takeover

Walters head office in Peterborough.
Walters head office in Peterborough.
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A newly-taken over Peterborough company specialising in office design and supplies is bracing itself for expansion.

Walters, which was set up in Peterborough about 40 years ago by Mike Walters, is poised to recruit more staff following its takeover by award-winning communications group Ethos.

Mike Walters

Mike Walters

The city company, in Royce Road, employs 35 people and has outlined a new action plan for job creation and community works.

The takeover, which was agreed in September, means the city firm will benefit from a larger product range.

Paul Norris, group managing director of Ethos, said: “Marketing these products locally has the added benefit of creating jobs in Peterborough.”

It will mean the creation of a telesales team and work is already underway to find new recruits.

We have always believed in supporting the local community.

Mike Walters

A spokesman for the firm said a decision had not been made on the number of new recruits as this would be determined by the success of the venture.

High on the company objectives is a corporate social responsibility and charity programme to deliver investment in the local community.

Walters has sponsored junior alliance league division one team - Gunthorpe Harriers - and Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge, received about 100 cuddly toys for the children.

Mr Walters said: “We have always believed in supporting the local community,”

He said this was underlined by Walters’ sponsorship of the customer service category at this year’s Peterborough Telegraph Business Awards, which takes place on November 20.

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