Energy services firm acquires majority stake in recruitment firm

L-R Andrew Mackay, chairman of NRG Group; his wife and co-owner Jean Mackay; Angie McGregor and Jo McGregor of McGregor Consultants; Daniel Mackay, managing director of NRG Well Management; and Erica McPherson, NRG Group commercial director.

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ENERGY services firm NRG Group has acquired a majority stake in Aberdeen-based well engineering and drilling recruitment firm, McGregor Consultants.

The deal is set to pave the way for growth, with planned expansion into new global territories and sectors for both companies.

McGregor Consultants will become an NRG Group company but continue to trade under the same name.

Based in Golden Square, the business currently has a headcount of six, including founders Jo McGregor and Angie McGregor, who set up the company in 2006. They will retain a share in the business and remain as directors.

Family-owned NRG Group comprises of NRG Well Examination and NRG Well Management and was founded by chairman Andrew Mackay in 1988.

Andrew’s son, Daniel Mackay, is managing director of NRG Well Management, while daughter Erica McPherson is the group’s commercial director.

The Cults-headquartered group has a team of 50 staff and contractors, with more than 50 clients in Europe, Africa, the Middle East, South-east Asia and Latin America.

Daniel said: “Bringing McGregor Consultants on board complements and augments the services we currently offer and will allow us to provide and manage quality personnel for all our projects.

“We are looking forward to moving NRG Group into new areas where McGregor already operates, such as renewables and energy transition, while we can work with them to expand their offering into areas such as facilities and maintenance.”

Jo and Angie, school friends and former colleagues, have grown McGregor Consultants to become a global company which specialises in matching the best qualified people to high level drilling, subsea, completion, HSE, contracts, materials and cost accounting posts worldwide.

Jo said: “We have known Andrew, Dan and the team for many years and NRG Group is a great fit for us both commercially and culturally.

“It will be business as usual for us and the team but with the added dimension of NRG’s wealth of experience in well engineering and project management.

“We are looking forward to working together for shared growth and to develop our market share in new areas.”

NRG Group provides a complete well integrity verification, engineering and project management service to the global oil and gas industry.




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