Score Group, with Global headquarters in Peterhead, operates from around 30 locations in more than 20 countries worldwide and is renowned as a world leader in the supply, service and repair of valves, gas turbines and related components for the oil, gas and energy industries.
As one of the largest employers in the Buchan area, Score is constantly aware of its obligations to the wellbeing of the local community in which it has operated and grown during the last 30 years.
Therefore, the company is hopeful that its decision to open a support office in Fraserburgh in July will be viewed as an economic boost to the town. It is also another demonstration of Score’s continuing commitment to expand commercially, whilst also supporting local efforts to regenerate and encourage investment .
The company’s plans for the former Barnardo’s premises in Broad Street include office accommodation with associated technology and equipment for use by various branches of Score Group plc. It is envisaged that 20 people will initially be employed in the office on engineering and project support and multimedia development.
The aim of the new office is initially to provide direct support to existing workshop and warehouse facilities at Peterhead, before expanding to become a hub and centre of excellence for engineering support activities. It is planned that there will be up to 50 posts based at Fraserburgh within 24 months. In addition to providing direct employment opportunities with Score, it is expected that this will benefit the local economy and community for years to come.
This is an exciting project which introduces new prospects and opportunities for both Score Group and the town.
Conrad Ritchie, Deputy Managing Director or Score Europe said: “We are delighted to set up a satellite support base in Fraserburgh, the primary role of which will be to support our existing operations and create opportunities to grow local talent in the area. As an organisation with social responsibility and people development at its core we look forward with enthusiasm and hope we can positively influence the regeneration for Fraserburgh town centre.” This facility will be overseen by Fraserburgh residents James Geddes, Commercial Director of Score Europe and Leighton Willox, Managing Director of Score Training.