A leading provider of survey and positional services to the global oil and gas and telecommunications sectors has marked a successful first year with the launch of a new Aberdeenshire office.
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The UK-based iSURVEY Offshore Limited was set up in January 2014 after an initial £500,000 investment. Since them, a number of new appointments have been made to take onshore staff numbers to six, in additional to a further 20 who are mobilised to offshore projects.
The firm’s growth strategy plans for a further three onshore and as many as ten offshore staff will be recruited over the course of 2015.
The Aberdeenshire office is part of the Norway-based iSURVEY Group, which also has a busy operational base established in Singapore. The Group was founded in 2004 by seven highly experienced figures in the oil and gas industry and has grown to have approximately 100 employees, with an estimated turnover in 2013 of £14million.
iSURVEY Offshore Ltd also announced a number of contract wins throughout the last year with major operators including Bibby Offshore and Jumbo Offshore. A profitable first year in 2014 accumulated revenue in excess of £2million, and external sales £300,000 ahead of budget.
The firm’s managing director, Andrew McMurtrie, said: “We continue to build on our reputation as a leading provider of high quality survey and positioning services, and our UK division has picked up real momentum since its launch in January 2014.
“Testament to this is that business has grown, and staff numbers have increased to such a level that new premises were required within one year. The additional capacity our new facility provides will be instrumental to our growth over the coming months.
“Building on this, we expect that another move to larger premises will be required within the next 12 months. This will allow us to capitalise on increasing business enquiries and add to our personnel as we embark on our growth plans for the future.
“The team is delighted to be welcoming guests to our new premises. Our successful first year would not have been achieved without the support of our clients and key suppliers, and we look forward to marking this milestone with them.”