Portakabin targets growth in Scotland after appointing new divisional MD

The early years centre at Forehill

PORTAKABIN (Scotland) has announced it is targeting growth across both the public and private sectors after appointing a new divisional MD.

Rory Robertson, who previously led the company’s enterprise project management office, takes up the post in Scotland as the business marks its 60th anniversary.

“We are extremely proud to serve the thriving Scottish modular building market, with a comprehensive hire and purchase offer for the education, healthcare, manufacturing, construction and transport sectors,” Rory said. “Portakabin is one of Europe’s leading providers of both interim and permanent structures – from site huts to operating theatres – and in Scotland we are seeing huge demand for offsite construction and the benefits that brings in terms of cost-effectiveness, speed of installation and reduced waste.

Rory Robertson

“I’m looking forward to leading the team as we further expand our product portfolio for both the public and private sectors, with a clear focus on sustainability.”

Before joining Portakabin, Rory worked in Dubai as MD of a performance improvement and business transformation company, following experience in project management for technology and security management firms.

With HQ in Hamilton and customer centres in Aberdeen, Inverness, Edinburgh and Glasgow, Portakabin (Scotland) has a 110-strong team. Recent projects delivered include Braeview Academy, a modular village for Exxon Mobile and a carbon neutral early years centre at Forehill.