INTEGRITY, inspection and corrosion specialist iicorr is celebrating on three fronts after securing a clutch of lucrative contracts, relocating and being named as a contender for two awards.
The Aberdeen firm is among the candidates for the medium business honour at the Northern Star Business Awards 2009, which reach their climax at a dinner at Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre on Thursday, September 24. Iicorr, which is also among the finalists for a Northern Star customer service award, has landed contracts totalling several million pounds over the past three months.
It has also recently moved into a new £4million global headquarters in the Minto Commercial Park development, at Altens. It attributes a strong track record of growth to developing good customer relations and having experienced teams on the ground in key locations. Current projects include the provision of engineering expertise for a long-term asset replacement plan in the Middle East and studies into the failure of a subsea pipeline.
Customer relations manager Margaret Watson said: “The last 12 months have been very exciting for iicorr with our move to a new, purpose-built HQ in Aberdeen and now being shortlisted in two categories in the Northern Star business awards.”
Also shortlisted in the medium category are oilfield chemical company Champion Technologies and travel agent Munro’s Travel Group.
The Northern Star awards have three categories of best business this year, for small, medium and large firms.
Aberdeen and Grampian Chamber of Commerce, which organises the annual event, said the change from just one overall business award was to reflect its membership, about 77% of which are firms with under 250 employees, while 66% have fewer than 50.