Plumbing firm Sharp and Howse has invested £70,000 in a new fleet of vans.

The company, based in Osney Mead, has also taken on four new staff as its workload increases in the wake of the recession.

Spokeswoman Marilyn Morris said: “Emerging from a challenging market, Sharp and Howse has increased its numbers and replaced its fleet of vans to service a strong order book.”

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