Scotshield's North expansion delivers £2m in contracts

Fire and security system firm Scotshield has secured £2m of new contracts and created 10 jobs following the opening of a new office for the North East

The Glasgow-based company, which employs more than 250 people across the UK, appointed fire and security industry expert Keith Gascoigne as head of business development for the Tyneside, Teesside and Yorkshire areas late last year, opening an outlet in Newcastle which secured a number of contracts in the first six months. Customer wins included engineering firm Rolls Royce’s Newcastle office, the installation of a full fire and security package at the new £70 million Northumbria Specialist Emergency Care Hospital in Cramlington, Northumberland and major term maintenance contract in the public sector.

Michael MacBean, business development director for Scotshield, said: “We are absolutely thrilled with the success of the business in North East England since we appointed Keith and we then made the further commitment of opening a permanent office for the region. These significant new contract wins demonstrate the growing reputation of Scotshield across the UK, founded on our vast industry experience and a very strong track record of project delivery.

“It is equally pleasing to be associated with renowned and respected brands and projects on such large scales and of course we’re delighted to be making our own contribution to the economy of the region, nowhere more so than through the creation of new jobs.

“Our first six months with a permanent presence in the North East have given us a perfect platform and confidence from which to grow the business further, increase our customer base and create more employment opportunities in the area.”

Scotshield has its other offices in Glasgow, Warrington, London, Birmingham, Dundee, Edinburgh, Aberdeen, Inverness and Belfast.

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