The owners of a karting circuit in Stourbridge are enjoying life in the fast lane after celebrating its first birthday.
Full Throttle Raceway was opened at Stourbridge Industrial Estate last August by friends Paul Kettle, Simon Stone and Matthew Childe.
Now, one year later, the indoor karting circuit employs 21 people and has added a mini-motorcycle track and accessory store at the site.
"The three of us have been friends for a while and we have all been involved in karting ventures before so we were really keen to start up our own business," said Mr Kettle.
"When we found a unit on the Stourbridge Industrial Estate we were really excited because it was in a perfect location.
"We're now planning to use the space we have to the full and launch a kid's race track by Christmas this year."
The company has also received £1,500 funding from Business Link Black Country to re-brand the company's logos and market the circuit.
BLBC also provided advice on health and safety legislation and put them in touch with a consultant who helped to produce a health and safety manual.
Shuba Gupta, BLBC adviser, said Mr Kettle came to him with an original idea so they worked on putting a business plan together - with support from the Mustard scheme.
He said: "It was really rewarding to work on something which started from scratch and to see how it has grown and flourished over the last 18 months."