Sales rise 50pc at photography firm GGS

A steep increase in demand for commercial photography has helped Norwich-based GGS to an upturn in sales.

The company, which offers photography, exhibition stands, website and graphic design, reported a 50pc rise in orders in its photography division this year.

GGS, which marked its 35th anniversary last week, works with a broad range of clients, including local authorities, the BBC and businesses ranging from small start-ups to industry leaders.

While trade was hit in the recession, director and photographer Peter Griffin said the company had now turned a corner.

Mr Griffin said: 'There was some cutting back in late 2008 and early 2009, but this has certainly turned around.

'The area of business that suffered the most in the recession was the exhibition side, which seemed an easy way for companies to cut big chunks of spending by not attending exhibitions. It is looking much brighter now and we are powering ahead and expect a 15pc increase in sales this year.'

The firm employs nine people and has a turnover of about �600,000.