A NORTH Lanarkshire business which provides engineering services across the UK has announced further expansion following a six-figure funding boost from UK Steel Enterprise (UKSE).

ID Systems UK Ltd, based in Cumbernauld, has received financial backing from UKSE, a Tata Steel subsidiary furthering economic prosperity in traditional steel producing areas, to assist with growth plans which are set to create a further 80 jobs over the next five years.

The funding will support skills enhancement, improved business processes such as a new IT software, TickIT Plus accreditation and enhanced manufacturing capabilities.

Iain Doherty, the managing director of ID Systems, commented: “The markets we currently operate in have a strong pipeline of capital programmes for the next 10 years, and our forecast indicates that we will double in size within the next three years. With this rate of growth, UKSE’s commitment is vital to us.”