Cheltenham firm Paragon Laundry expands to Dubai

A Cheltenham-based firm is to expand its operations in the Middle East, creating about 200 jobs.

Paragon Laundry hires linen and workwear to various businesses including restaurants, hotels and hospitals.

It recently started operating in Qatar and the company said it was now ready to launch another plant in Dubai.

A company spokesman said the family business would recruit locally and then send UK staff there to run operations.

David Stevens, joint managing director, said: "As we take on management contracts in Dubai we would be recruiting locally but then placing people from Paragon in the UK to run those operations."

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