Credit hire provider Anexo Group said its legal services division had signed a 15-year lease for a new regional office in Bolton.

Anticipated to open in November, this new satellite office for the division, Bond Turner, represented an important milestone for the company, Anexo said.

'We stated at the time of our IPO that an important aspect of our growth strategy was to increase the number of solicitors and legal assistants within our legal services business,' executive chairman Alan Sellers said.

'Based in Liverpool, Bond Turner currently has 215 employees and recruiting further staff there would be restrained due to the lack of availability of experienced legally trained staff.'

'The Bolton office alleviates this issue and we are pleased to report that Bond Turner has already made significant progress in recruiting new staff with legal services backgrounds, including existing teams.'

At 1:59pm: (LON:ANX) Anexo Group Plc share price was 0p at 115p