“You could say we’re a small family business in Laurencekirk,” says Ann Johnson of Blaze Manufacturing, “but we’ve always punched above our weight on the global stage.”
Balmoral Group has invested hundreds of thousands of pounds in acquiring the majority stake in a promising north-east business.
An energy industry stalwart was recognised for his technical nous and role in inspiring young people to get into engineering careers at a glittering awards ceremony in Aberdeen last night.
The finance director at a Laurencekirk-based energy service firm has been shortlisted for a prestigious award by Scotland’s two leading female business organisations.
Fire protection company Blaze Manufacturing Solutions won the family business of the year award at a ceremony in Edinburgh last night.
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.
North-east oil and gas service companies have made it onto a UK leaderboard of the fastest growing small- to medium-sized companies.
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.
Blaze Manufacturing ended 2016 on a roll with a series of contract wins that ensure a robust start to 2017, despite the harsh times still being endured by the North Sea oil & gas industry.
Blaze Manufacturing has formed an alliance with Norwegian firm Vinje Inustri AS to offer its technology to the sector’s aging platforms.
A leading provider of fire control and safety solutions has launched its new flexible pipe solution at this year’s ONS Exhibition and Conference.
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 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.