Aberdeen-based accommodation specialist Aiken Group has announced the appointments of two key members of staff to head up its recently-opened office in England.
The centrally placed Aiken Accommod8 Ltd office in York was opened in late 2016 to efficiently service the company’s growing client base in southern markets. The move was spearheaded by a collaboration with US-based blast rated module provider Hunter Buildings to form a strategic alliance in a sales and rental capacity, and facilitate further exploration into emerging markets including petrochemical, refinery, onshore commercial projects and others.
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Now, Robert Smaje and Chris Georgiou have been appointed directors of Aiken Accomod8 Ltd with responsibility for growing the company’s foothold in the supply of pre-fabricated structures.
Robert has more than 20 years of experience in oil and gas construction and has delivered numerous projects around the world whilst Chris, who also has more than two decades of experience, has delivered many student accommodation and construction projects throughout the UK.
Robert said: “I look forward to playing a part in driving forward Aiken Group’s ambitions to turn Aiken Accommod8 Ltd into an industry recognised brand. Working with others in a collaborative approach, we aim to turn the business into one of the UK’s market leaders.”
Chris added: “This is an exciting time in the ongoing growth and evolution of Aiken Group and I look forward to the challenges presented by this new role as we explore the many exciting opportunities which exist throughout the UK and beyond.”
Aiken Group Managing Director Danny Donald commented: “It is vital to ensure we have the correct people in place to drive the business forward so we are delighted to welcome Robert and Chris to the team. I have no doubt that their knowledge and expertise will be instrumental in the future success of our already busy new division.”