PG PAPER has set out its ambition to double its workforce in the next year after switching its headquarters to Greenock.

The Renfrewshire-based company, owned by Poonam and Puneet Gupta, has moved its operation to Greenock’s historic Custom House from Kilmacolm.

And it said the switch to the Grade A listed building gives it the scope to expand its workforce, which outside Scotland includes 12 staff in India and five in other locations around the world.

Ms Gupta, a former Scottish Asian businesswoman of the year, said: “We’ve been growing slowly over the years but now, with 10 members of staff, our Kilmacolm offices are bursting at the seams.

“We have wanted to employ more people for some time but there just wasn’t enough room for them.

“The extra space in Greenock will allow us to eventually have around 20 employees – a target we hope to achieve within the next 12 months.”

Gerry McCarthy, chair of regeneration company Riverside Inverclyde, said: “We are delighted to be able to provide PG Paper with the prestigious facilities that reflects this company’s image and ambition. Securing tenants of this calibre, vision and international reputation is testament to RI’s vision.

“Companies with expansion plans such as PG Paper committing to Inverclyde are key to the sustainable regeneration and economic growth of the area.”

PG Paper acquired two brands from the collapsed Fife-based papermaker Tullis Russell last month.