Stars of TV and film were on hand to launch a new family-owned business as part of a £500,000 expansion project.

Leeds-based Express Bi-Folding Doors has unveiled its latest showroom in Weybridge following a record year – designed and overseen by Stephen Bromberg Snr, one half of the father and son team in charge of the luxury door firm.

Star Wars and Harry Potter actor, Warwick Davis, was joined by architect, George Clarke, and interior designer, Linda Barker, for the opening of the site.

Around 10 jobs have been created, but the wider economic benefits of the showroom will see the firm take on around 25 extra staff covering project coordinators, installation teams, surveyors and service engineers.

Warwick Davis said: “The products are amazing quality and the showroom is a great use of space.” George Clarke added: “The new showroom is fantastic, spacious and unique.”

Linda Barker said: “The showroom is very slick, upon visiting and seeing what’s on offer it immediately makes you think how great these products would be in your own home.”

Steve Bromberg, managing director said: “It was great to have such renowned names join us for the launch and we’ve worked with them all over the years and I’d like to think they know and trust our products.

“This entire half a million pound project has been designed and delivered in house and led by my dad, Stephen, and supported by Phil Clarkson who’s been with us for many years. We do it all ourselves because we know it will meet our high standards – standards we hold our own products to, which is one reason why we enjoyed a record year last year. This Weybridge showroom is a great example of the scale and quality we work to.

“It features an actual show house inside the building, plus a huge feature entrance atrium alongside two large room sets. The showroom then goes up onto a second floor, all of which we hope shows customers how we work – and what our products could look like in their home.”