Synergie takes control of Aberdeen data firm

A recent Scottish university spin-out working in the field of renewable energy has ambitious expansion plans.

Mirspot announced a deal yesterday which it hopes will allow it to grow annual turnover to £1million within three years, plus employ 10 people.

Aberdeen-based Mirspot collects and analyses data for customers, then comes up with the best renewable- energy choice for them.

Clients include housebuilders, government agencies and local authorities.

The firm has now done a deal under which Inverness company Synergie Scotland has acquired a controlling interest in Mirspot.

The value of the transaction has not been disclosed.

Mirspot co-founder Alan Owen is joined on the board by Synergie directors David Russell and Uisdean Fraser.

Mr Fraser becomes managing director of Mirspot.

The Granite City company was founded last year to bring to the market extensive work conducted at the Robert Gordon University’s centre for research in energy and the environment.

Synergie was formed in 2001 and describes itself as a leading engineering and environmental consultancy.

The company’s turnover jumped 70% to £1.7million in the year to last March and is expected to hit £2million in the current year.

It employs about 20 people split between Inverness, Edinburgh and Aberdeen.

Mr Owen said: “This is a very exciting development in Mirspot’s commercialisation strategy.

“The appointment of two new influential directors linked with a highly regarded company such as Synergie Scotland will give Mirspot a strong position in the market. The surge of interest in sustainable energy driven by recent energy prices means that the market for Mirspot’s products is now much larger than was envisaged – even two years ago.”