PAT Munro (Alness) has launched a new major projects department after acquiring the majority of the management team from Morrison Infrastructure in Inverness.
The recruitment comes on the back of the decision by Morrison’s parent company, Galliford Try, to withdraw Morrison Infrastructure from Scotland, which is expected to result in significant job losses.
Pat Munro said further recruitment is expected over the next three to six months, and an office will be opened in Inverness to accommodate the increase in staff levels – this comes after their recent build of a concrete batching plant on the outskirts of nearby Elgin.
Managing director Brian Munro said, “We are excited to have increased our capabilities and service offering to the civil engineering sector within the Highlands. We were saddened to learn of Galliford Try’s decision to shut down Morrison Infrastructure – particularly in our area – and were aware of the capabilities of their Inverness Unit. We are delighted to have been able to secure the services of the majority of their management team, have been encouraged by their enthusiasm to our approach, and are pleased to bring their roles back under the management of a local, Highland business.”