An award-winning specialist North-east oil and gas industry fire safety protection company has predicted that its turnover will increase by more than 60 per cent in the next year due to the continued growth of the firm.
Blaze Manufacturing Solutions, which is headquartered in Blaze House at Laurencekirk, reported a turnover of £13.7million last year, and forecasts that this will rise to £22million in the financial year from 2014-15.
The company, which works with major oil and gas operators to design and supply fire protection systems and loss prevention services, has already recorded a turnover of £8million in the first quarter of the current financial year.
Blaze, which was established in 2006 by Howard and Ann Johnson, currently employs 30 members of staff, including design and engineering teams, procurement, and business support personnel, and 100 contractors working from its Laurencekirk HQ. BMS, rapid, rise, turnover
The company also has an engineering office in Kemnay, near Inverurie, Aberdeenshire, which focuses on specialist environmental engineering and safety critical systems.
Blaze, which was set up to serve clients in the Brownfield market, also has a regional office in Great Yarmouth to cope with demand from southern North Sea operations and a southern sales office in Milton Keynes.
Blaze Manufacturing managing director, Howard Johnson, said:
“We have had an extremely strong start to 2014, securing a number of new contracts, and are currently in talks with a number of major names in the industry about our safety critical systems.
“2014 will continue to be extremely busy for the company as we continue to grow our broad portfolio of services and equipment, and plans are in place to showcase the Flameshield system during OTC in Houston next year.”
The specialist firm, is experienced in all types of fire protection systems on numerous installations including offshore production platforms, drill rigs, floating production units, onshore oil fields, terminals, refineries and petrochemical plants. The company also provides a number of complementary products, safety critical systems and services.
Pictured are Howard and Ann Johnson, owners of Blazer Manufacturing Solutions