New Aberdeen base aids firm’s expansion plans

Robert Molloy

PARKER Technical Services has opened a new office in Aberdeen and announced it has launched a recruitment drive following new contract wins totalling £3.7 million.

The business provides services related to engineering, facility maintenance, energy and environment. The firm was created last year when Edwin James Group combined its constituent businesses to create two distinct service offerings: technical services and process services. Parker Technical Services brought together Korrie in the north of Scotland, Glasgow-based Ingen Technical Services and Burton-headquartered WT Parker.

The launch of the new Aberdeen office follows two major project wins from Morrison Construction, which will  see Parker provide mechanical and electrical services for a laboratory and office facility in Montrose and for a new sports centre in Elgin. To support the projects, a team of 12 engineers have been recruited and a dedicated office in the north east established, headed by newly appointed director Kevin Shinnie.

The Aberdeen base, located in Arnhall Business Park, Westhill, complements existing offices in Glasgow, Thurso and Inverness.

Executive director Robert Molloy said, “We already had a strong, existing customer base in the north of Scotland which has been built up over a number of years through Korrie’s solid reputation, so opening a physical base in Aberdeen felt like a natural move. The contracts in Elgin and Montrose, coupled with a healthy pipeline of other work mark an exciting time for Kevin and his team who are already working hard to build the Parker brand and convert business in the region which will enable further expansion.”