Todd Doors, the national timber door specialist, opened its new showroom and warehouse in Bournemouth yesterday.

The business has invested £2 million and recruited 10 staff to work at its south coast outlet in Dominion Road.

“With a strong and well-established client base in the south-east, it made sense that our first expansion in more than 50 years should be to Bournemouth,” said managing director Matthew Todd.

The new location will also act as a distribution centre and will help the firm generate an anticipated £6 million turnover during 2009.

Todd Doors, which was established in 1952 and is based in West London, has become a member of Dorset Business (the Chamber of Commerce and Industry).

Its Bournemouth store will officially open on Thursday, April 2 when invited guests will be entered into a draw to win a holiday to Portugal courtesy of Palmair, the Bournemouth tour operator.