Blaze Manufacturing


Blaze: We’re a lot better up here than we think

It’s been a very inspirational time down here in the Howe of the Mearns over the last few weeks, not just from a weather and sunshine perspective but by getting out and about to see how SMEs are viewed in the wider UK. You’ll be very surprised.


Blaze facing up to the winds of change

It’s May and at last there are green shoots of recovery appearing out there in the North Sea. Here at Blaze there’s a welcome upturn in oil & gas-related enquiries; the art will be turning those enquiries into real work ... contracts.

Oil & Gas

Blaze Manufacturing targets overseas sales with new appointment

Fire protection company Blaze Manufacturing has hired a director of Aberdeen Science Centre to spearhead overseas expansion plans, the north-east firm announced yesterday. Blaze finance director Ann Johnson said new international manager Colin Black’s background in rig cooling made him a “great match” for the company. Mr Black, who is also a director of the Society of Petroleum Engineers, will help Blaze reduce its reliance on North Sea clients amid a tough economic climate in the region due to the low oil price.

Offshore Europe

Offshore Europe 2015: Video – Offshore Europe provides “good bang for buck”

Offshore Europe provided “good bang for the buck” this year despite reports that attendance was down from the prior event when oil was booming in 2013. Howard Johnson, co-founder and managing director of Blaze Manufacturing Solutions, admitted that business for the Laurencekirk-based firm would be down by third this year when compared to last year. The firm, which specialises in oil and gas fire safety protection systems, was exhibiting on the Scottish Pavilion which is spearheaded by Scottish Enterprise.