Peterhead-based Score Group has announced it is to expand its services in Fraserburgh.
In September last year, Score opened a new satellite support base in the town’s Broad Street, initially populated by 16 staff.
As predicted at the time, this was only the start of Score’s presence in the area, and indeed the aim to expand the Fraserburgh operation has now become a reality with the announcement that Score will be moving a further 24 personnel to new bespoke office premises on the ground floor of the Dalrymple Hall.
However, this commitment to the people and local economy of Fraserburgh could only be confirmed after the ‘No’ vote in the recent Independence referendum, an outcome which removed the worrying uncertainty for Score.
This was emphasised by Score managing director, Conrad Ritchie , who said: “The recent referendum result has provided the economic stability and confidence for Score to increase its commitment to investing further in our Fraserburgh operation following on from the success of our trial period in Broad Street.
“This new Fraserburgh facility will play an important role in supporting our operations worldwide,” added Mr Ritchie.
The new Fraserburgh base will provide office accommodation for personnel involved in engineering and project support, purchasing, supply chain, internal audit and sales.
It is expected the Fraserburgh site will expand further to become a hub and centre of excellence for engineering support activities potentially employing about 60 people within three years.
In the meantime, the Broad Street premises will be retained and will continue to provide multimedia developmentservices for the Score Group of companies globally.
It will also be used to host a free-of-charge Saturday morning maths club, designed and run by Score volunteers, with the aim of improving numeracy skills in school pupils interested in a career in engineering.