A GARDEN designer who set up his own business at the age of 16 after being inspired by TV show Ground Force has moved into new premises to cope with demand.

Darren Cryans founded Instant Impact Gardens 12 years ago before putting himself through an apprenticeship and gaining qualifications at Langside College.

The success of the business means Barrhead man Darren has now had to move to a new base in Paisley.

He said: “ I loved watching Ground Force and it looked like satisfying and interesting work.

“The position we’re in after 12 years is really exciting and now I’m looking to build on our brand and reputation to become one of the biggest companies in Scotland in our industry.

“We have undergone an expansion led by massive demand and aided by a steady and responsible growth plan.”

Darren is hoping his company can expand its reach now it has found new commercial premises.

Along with his 12 employees, he is working with Business Gateway Renfrewshire to get some support through this anticipated growth.

Darren added: “ I met with Business Gateway Renfrewshire to find out what support I could access and my experience has been terrific.

“Although I had a vision for my website and social media, I didn’t have the required knowledge and my adviser was able to provide expert help that would enhance our profile.”

Gary Kenyon, growth advisor at Business Gateway Renfrewshire, said: “We will work with Darren to help in a number of areas, as well as signposting him to potential funding opportunities.”

To find out more about the support on offer through Business Gateway, call 0141 530 2406.