Calne-based website design and IT company Black Nova Designs has announced that it is expanding its office space at the Portemarsh Industrial Estate.

The move comes ahead of plans for further growth in its service offering coming later in 2021.

Black Nova will take over space vacated by Jesters Adventure Play from the beginning of February, doubling their office capacity and adding a kitchen and meeting room.

The office expansion will provide Black Nova with a larger, more flexible workspace for its staff, enabling effective social distancing even as their numbers have grown. The business, which delivers website design and hosting, Wi-Fi installation and CCTV networks, grew from employing three staff in addition to co-founders Kyle and Danielle Holmes to employing five staff during 2020.

The office expansion also gives the company a large professional-standard meeting room with TV, webcam, guest Wi-Fi and full network security. The meeting room will also function as a training space and will be available for hire, marking a new phase in Black Nova’s growth.

Co-founder and director Danielle Holmes said: “I am delighted to take this opportunity to expand Black Nova Designs and put into place plans to help our clients and their businesses make better use of their websites and online presence in 2021. We will be launching WordPress training later in the year and simply having a professional space for meetings will aid our growth.

"Of course, we are sad to see our neighbours Jesters Adventure play moving on, but the move has given us the chance to keep our business moving forward despite the Covid-19 pandemic.”