Flame Heating Spares launches three new trade counters in Scotland, following a £300,000 investment.

The heating & plumbing merchant have two sites in Glasgow and another in Edinburgh, as it prepares to expand outside of its North East roots.

Flame expects to create up to 25 jobs with the expansion, including directorship roles, branch management and supervisory positions at the trade counters.

The Gateshead-headquartered company currently operates throughout the North East of England from seven trade counters, having launched with a single branch in 2011.

Danny Byrne, Development Director for Scotland at Flame Heating Spares, said: “We are also committed to creating jobs and boosting the local economies in which there is a Flame branch. Our expansion into Scotland has the potential to significantly increase and strengthen our workforce, while supporting our growth plans.”