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A Petersfield-based business has grown by more than 50 per cent in the past two years, following support from a leading high street bank.

Telemarketing company Zone Marketing Global Limited has weathered the economic downturn and now has a platform on which to develop globally.

It was started in a bedroom, and now has offices at a business park.

Mary Fenton, managing director at Zone Marketing Global, said: ‘The business, which we’d set up in 2006, had already expanded – but we decided that we had gone as far as we could go from a back bedroom.

‘To convey the right image to our clients and, equally, attract new staff, we needed to move to conventional offices.’

The firm applied for a loan from HSBC in 2009, became a limited company in 2011, and now plans to establish small satellite offices.