Innovative Approach to Providing Additional Space is Winning Formula for Suffolk Business

Posted 08 Sep 2016

A Suffolk-based company is celebrating the most successful year in its history – with a 31% increase in turnover and the creation of new jobs.


Portable Space Team
Left to right: Mark Dolman, Commercial Manager; Danny Napier, Container Conversions & Modular Buildings Project Manager; Dave Stephenson, Cabin & Container Sales Manager; and Mark Black, Managing Director


Portable Space, which has just been named one of the Future50 most innovative companies for 2016, is reporting a significant increase in its business – providing a range of solutions for secure storage or additional accommodation to sectors including education, construction, renewables, self-storage and the domestic market.

Based in Bacton, Suffolk, the business has grown steadily since it was established in 2002 – but the last 12 months (to June 2016) have seen a quantum leap in demand for its now extensive portfolio of products.

Growth has also resulted in the creation of four new roles across the business, taking the team to a total headcount of 28.

Managing Director Mark Black says: 

“We are delighted to announce our most successful year to date. Whilst growth is right across the business, several areas and sectors have proved particularly strong. These include our container conversions for the renewables sector which are carried out by our in-house team and a range of units for offices, meetings and welfare for the construction industry where housebuilding has seen increased activity.

It is pleasing to expand our enthusiastic and experienced team who are an essential part of the service we deliver to customers, helping to refine requirements and then suggest the best solutions. Feedback using our Feefo system shows that providing such a personal service is a key driver for customers and differentiates us from others in our industry.”


From shipping containers to bespoke modular buildings, Portable Space serves a range of sectors including: education, construction, renewables, self storage and the domestic market. 


by Mark Black