Award-winning company Intervention Rentals is expanding steadily since winning two categories in last year’s Angus Ambassadors Awards.
The Lunan-based firm, which provides niche flow-meter calibration and oilwell integrity testing and sealing services to the oil industry, focused initially on North Sea oil fields, but now has customers all over the world, including Russia, the Middle East and Ghana.
Managing director revealed during a visit last week by Angus Provost Ruth Leslie Melville that the company is poised to open new premises in West Africa.
Mrs Leslie Melville is currently undertaking a programme of visit to personally congratulate all the award winners. Intervention Rentals won both the Business and International categories.
Mr Laing said: “We were incredibly proud to be presented with two Angus Ambassador of the Year Awards. It gave everyone at Intervention Rentals a great boost by providing us with further assurance that we’re on the right track – and it was also a very public stamp of approval.
“We’ve been involved in the oil industry in Ghana for some time and, as we’re being asked to do more and more work in West Africa, we’re about to set up a hub there.
“The company also has a hub in Qatar, which, as well as providing us with a base in the Middle East, is very handy for our many customers in the former Soviet Union, such as Azerbaijan. Our turnover has quadrupled in the last four years and, this year, business is up 100% on this quarter last year.”
Mr Laing added that the company’s Angus location has been highly beneficial.
He said: “It’s so easy to travel to and from Angus and to send our highly-specialised equipment to oil fields all over the world. However, perhaps the best aspect of being based in Angus is the workforce. There’s a largely untapped, highly-skilled engineering workforce as well as a good selection of top quality school leavers.”
Mrs Leslie Melville said she had been impressed by her visit and by the company’s success.
She said: “The oil industry is huge in this corner of Scotland and for Intervention Rentals to be singled out by winning two Angus Ambassador Awards is an incredible – and well-deserved – achievement.”