Blue Toon firm gets expansion go-ahead

Bruce Davidson (father), Zander Davdison (grandfather), Bruce Davidson (grandson), Nicola Harris (granddaughter) & Alexander Davidson (grandson).
Bruce Davidson (father), Zander Davdison (grandfather), Bruce Davidson (grandson), Nicola Harris (granddaughter) & Alexander Davidson (grandson).

A leading North-east surface preparation and protective coatings company has been given the green light to develop its facilities in Peterhead.

Davidsons Blast Services (DBS), a family-run business which provides blast cleaning and application of protective coatings to the oil and gas, marine and subsea industries, has secured planning permission to develop further office space at its one-acre site on Dales Industrial Estate in Peterhead.

The blasting and painting facility, which was purpose built and opened in 2010 by the Davidson family, includes an unrivalled coatings workshop and blasting hall large enough to accommodate any structure transportable by road. Planning permission granted by Aberdeenshire Council has given the firm the go-ahead for additional office space, which is set to be complete by February 2017.

The six-figure development will make room for in-house training, conferencing facilities and potential employment growth in its quality control and business development functions.

DBS managing director, Bruce Davidson, said: “Although it is currently a challenging climate for our industry, we believe this upgrade is necessary for the growth and further development of our services, as well as enhancing the skills we already have through running in-house training.

“As a family-owned business, we couldn’t think of a better way in marking the occasion than asking our grandfather to break ground for the development.”