ABERDEEN company BME UK has appointed a managing director to lead the business amid hopes of a doubling of turnover plus workforce expansion in the year ahead.
The man in charge is Bob Taggart, who joined the company in 2008 as the works manager responsible for manufacturing, maintenance and procurement. His promotion to managing director – the company’s first – and also the separate appointment of a plant-equipment and operations manager at BME come after a £750,000 investment in the launch of a specialist cleaning services division.
BME, based at Bridge of Don, designs and manufactures equipment for the construction, marine, oil and gas and decommissioning sectors. It is hoped the new management structure will help the company to achieve growth from annual turnover of about £1.7million.
BME – which stands for Borland Marine Engineering – has 12 permanent employees in Aberdeen and this is expected to grow over the coming year.
There are overseas operations in Egypt and Nigeria but the firm has also worked in Angola.
Owner and director Scot Borland said: “The corporate restructure of our management team is part of our strategy to consolidate the growth of our domestic operations, where we have established a solid client base. We plan to build on our industry relationships to double turnover and increase staffing levels throughout 2011.”