Global environmental and engineering design consultancy Idom Merebrook is set to expand its operations in Stirling, reinforcing the city’s position as a highly attractive location to do business.
The firm, part of the Idom group which employs 2,700 people worldwide, will move from the city’s Castle Business Park into larger premises on Stirling University Innovation Park to accommodate their growing workforce.
The Spanish owned company, which offers a wide range of engineering, design and project management services, will launch a recruitment drive for apprentices and experienced engineers this summer.
Principal Engineer at Idom Merebrook, Alex Sinclair said: “Stirling was recently voted the ‘best place to start a business’ in Scotland and it is easy to see why. As well as high quality office space, our new base at the Innovation Park offers us exceptional business support, the chance to join a well established network of innovative businesses and access to the University’s world class expertise in environmental science. To attract the top engineering talent you need to offer people an enviable lifestyle to match their career aspirations. As Scotland’s most affordable and arguably most beautiful city, Stirling ticks all the boxes.”
Stirling’s strategic location at the heart of Scotland, with easy access to other major UK cities, makes it a great place to do business at a highly competitive cost. Lynn Blaikie, Head of Stirling University Innovation Park, said: “Stirling’s central location and stunning landscape, coupled with its excellent transport links and highly educated workforce, make the Innovation Park an ideal base for businesses large or small. Idom Merebrook’s workforce spans the globe, but they have identified Stirling as a growth area particularly in the renewable energy market.”
The firm’s current Scottish projects range from the renovation and restoration of the historical Alytre Estate to establish a creative campus for Glasgow School of Art in Forres, to the £50m redesign and expansion of Michelin’s tyre curing workshop in Dundee.
Nigel Huish, Managing Director at Idom Merebrook, added: “Scotland offers compelling business opportunities for Idom Merebrook, and with a growing customer base here we are delighted to be able to expand and develop our resources by moving into Stirling University Innovation Park.”
Idom Merebrook joined Stirling University Innovation Park on Monday 2 May.