Grampian fire safety firm forecasts 60% increase in turnover


Ann and Howard Johnston, Blaze Manufacturing Solutions
Ann and Howard Johnston, Blaze Manufacturing Solutions

Blaze Manufacturing Solutions – the award-winning specialist Grampian-based oil and gas industry fire safety protection company – is forecasting that its turnover will increase by more than 60% in the next year due to the continued growth of the firm.

Blaze  – which is based in Laurencekirk –  reported a turnover of £13.7million last year, and forecasts that this will rise to £22 million 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 £8 million in the first quarter of the current financial year.

 Blaze, which was established in 2006 by Howard and Ann Johnson, currently employs 30 people, including design and engineering teams, procurement, and business support personnel, and 100 contractors working from its Laurencekirk HQ.

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 in Norfolk to cope with demand from southern North Sea operations and a southern sales office in Milton Keynes.

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