North-east engineering services firm SengS has strengthened its senior team with the appointment of a new managing director. Formerly the company’s operations manager, Peter Thomson has taken on the key strategic role to drive continued growth both in the north-east and further afield.
Since he assumed the role of managing director 12 weeks ago, SengS has secured new contracts worth more than £600,000 with oil and gas operators and tier-one service companies for the repair and maintenance of several North Sea offshore installations.
These deals will take the Ellon-based company’s turnover past the £2 million mark for its June 2017 year-end – a projected increase of 30% on the previous year.
The company, which currently employs 19 people, is targeting additional growth of 20% by 2018 and expects to recruit further workers, having already added two new employees since the beginning of the year.
The business has invested £4.2 million over the past two-and-a-half years in developing its 9,817 sq ft test facility. This included a £250,000 investment last year to enhance its existing pressure testing capability with the addition of a custom-built 60ft test rig and a 7.8m diameter by 5.8m high external water test tank.
Meanwhile, Murray Kerr, who founded SengS in 2012, has taken on the newly-created role of group strategic commercial director at Pryme Group, following the Dundee-based organisation’s acquisition of SengS. Kerr retains an active interest in SengS.
Thomson’s appointment as managing director will allow Kerr to concentrate on business development across the broader Pryme Group.