A WORLDWIDE demand for bagpipes is helping the expansion of a Liversedge business which has doubled its warehouse size and created two more jobs.

Fusion, launched in 2008, was formed by four women to solve the problem of how to protect musicians’ instruments and help them travel and tour with ease.

Its 100 different products are sold all over the world, with 80 per cent sold outside of the UK. “Bestselling countries include the USA, Australia, Canada, Spain, Germany, Switzerland, Norway, Hong Kong, Singapore, and Argentina,” said co-founder and director, Nicole Szekeres.

The average online order value for the half-million-pound turnover business is now £135, with online sales jumping by around 25 per cent in 2017 already – and increasing further over the Christmas period, according to Ms Szekeres.

And its biggest selling product across the world? - bags to help protect and carry bagpipes.

Fusion’s growth and success means the business, which has been trading for almost a decade, has recently created two new jobs. Sarah Cowley has joined the firm as the company’s new office administrator, and Jaswinder Bhatt as a warehouse operative.

Alongside job creation, Fusion has expanded its Liversedge warehouse from 1,625 square feet to 3,409 square feet by taking on, and knocking through to, a neighbouring unit.

Ms Szekeres added: “As we approach our 10th anniversary we are thrilled to take on Sarah and Jaswinder and to open our expanded new premises.

“We worked with a local electrician, carpenter and builder to redevelop our existing warehouse as we knocked through into the neighbouring building. Like Fusion, these talented contractors have a commitment to quality and innovation in design and manufacturing.

Bagpipe bags are Fusion’s top selling products across the world which Fusion’s varied guitar, trombone, ukulele and trumpet bags fill the rest of the firm’s top ten products.

“The world is going crazy for bagpipes right now,” she said, “and we’ve experienced 25 per cent growth in online retail sales this year. We’re even selling bags to Hawaii and Japan.”