Media Release: Aiken Group increases turnover, against the odds

Aiken Group Ltd.

ABERDEEN-based Aiken Group has reported an increase in turnover to more than £13 million, in spite of the company experiencing some of the harshest trading conditions of its 26-year history.

For the 12 months to May 31, 2013 the company saw revenues rise by four per cent to £13.33 million and the number of full-time employees grow to 70 (excluding contractors).

The growth was achieved against a backdrop of difficult operating conditions, most notably last year’s helicopter problems which prevented staff from getting offshore and led jobs being postponed by clients.

Looking forward, ambitious plans continue apace at the company which is now wholly owned by directors, Danny Donald and Norman Mackay.

Commenting on Aiken Group’s achievements, managing director, Danny Donald, said: “The success of Aiken Group lies in the sum of its parts and the strength which exists in ensuring a synergistic mix of multi-discipline services.

“The knock-on effect of last year’s helicopter problems was massive in terms of the reduction of available flights. Offshore project and maintenance services were suspended by some operators and this affected our door maintenance and accommodation upgrade and new build divisions.”

He added: “However, our ability to buck the trend and overcome the obstacles we have experienced in recent months underlines the importance of how the business is structured to be able to withstand fluctuating markets.”

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