AN engineering and design company has reached its 60th year in business.

Trevor Nickson opened the doors to his design and technical solutions company (DATS) in 1959 which has since been taken over by his son, Stephen.

Now based in Palmyra Square, the organisation is looking forward to a year of events and initiatives to celebrate its success.

The iconic office building has already undergone an extensive refurbishment which has provided light and modern workspaces.

A substantial increase in contracts means that DATS’ recruitment division is looking for new talent to join its team of specialist recruiters.

Looking at the year ahead, managing director Stephen Nickson said: "I’m extremely proud of all that DATS has achieved and that we’ve reached this significant milestone.

"It’s testament to the hard work and commitment of everyone who has played their part in DATS’ lengthy history and I can’t wait to kick off the celebrations this year.

"Despite being one of the longest established recruitment companies in the UK, we refuse to stand still and our 60th birthday is the perfect opportunity to refresh our brand, improve our processes and continue to expand."