Leicester interior fit-out specialist EE Smith Contracts has invested £1m in a new spray and polishing shop at its headquarters on the Clarendon Industrial Estate.

The new complex has doubled the firm’s capacity in painting and lacquering and will enable it to take on more apprentices and trainees.

The firm works on high-end hotel, commercial and residential projects mostly in London, manufacturing, supplying and fitting bespoke joinery and carrying out full interior fit-outs.
Managing director Neil Bottrill said: “We have taken on an adjacent unit which had become vacant and invested in 10 new spray booths which allows us to really up our capacity and increase efficiencies. Not only can we increase the throughput of the unit but it also means that we can train more youngsters in what is a highly specialised skill.”

The majority of EE Smith’s projects are in London, and the new client experience centre will allow customers to view some of the company’s work at its headquarters.