Fire safety specialists Blaze Solutions short-listed in Grampian business awards


Howard Johnson, Managing Director, Blaze Manufacturing Solutions
Howard Johnson, Managing Director, Blaze Manufacturing Solutions

A specialist Aberdeenshire-based oil and gas industry fire safety protection company is celebrating after reaching the final stages of prestigious business awards.

Blaze Manufacturing Solutions, which is based in Laurencekirk, has been shortlisted in this year’s Grampian Awards for Business Excellence, in the ‘business success over three years’ category.

Blaze is a family owned business, which was launched in 2006 by Howard and Ann Johnson, and has rapidly established itself as a leading provider of fire safety protection and loss prevention solutions.

The company started with just two people working from a summerhouse, and today employs 30-full time members of staff and 100 contractors.

Blaze works with major oil and gas operators to design and supply fire protection systems and loss prevention services, and also manage new build contracts.

The specialist firm has continued to secure contracts with major names in the industry and has already won contracts worth a combined value of £15 million this year. Due to the continued growth of the company, Blaze has relocated from its Stonehaven office to bigger premises in Laurencekirk, and has also opened an additional office in Kemnay, Aberdeenshire.

The final results of the competition will be announced on 26 June 2014

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