GIFT company Apples to Pears has branched out by moving into new offices at the Bond’s Mill Business Estate in Stonehouse.

The expanding company has taken a five-year lease on 2,000 square feet in the Wheelhouse, owned by Robert Hitchins Ltd.

Managing director Clive Briscoe believes the move was much needed due to the increasing size of the company.

“We’re expanding fast and desperately needed to move, “said Mr Briscoe “The new office gives us twice as much space and we love it. The Wheelhouse has lots of character. Old and new blend really well and it has been refurbished to a high spec.”

Apples to Pears, established in 2002, is a multi-million pound company, renowned for creating award-winning brands such as Gift in a Tin.

The company has also developed innovative garden gifts such as ornamental watering cans which are sold to high street retailers like John Lewis and through independent gift shops.

Now Apples and Pears has announced a collaboration with the Natural History Museum and launched two exciting new dinosaur model Gift in a Tin products – Dippy the Diplodocus and a Tyrannosaurus Rex.

The Natural History Museum is the latest addition to Apples to Pears’ licence portfolio which already includes BBC Earth Springwatch with which it creates models of birds and butterflies and The Clangers.