Media Release: North-east fire safety protection company wins prestigious award


A NORTH-east specialist oil and gas industry fire safety protection company is celebrating after winning a top business award.

Blaze Manufacturing Solutions, which is headquartered in Laurencekirk, and has offices in Kemnay, Aberdeenshire, a regional project office in Great Yarmouth and southern sales office in Milton Keynes, has won the Business Success Over Three Years accolade in this year’s Grampian Awards for Business Excellence.

The competition, which is organised by Enterprise North East Trust (Enterprise) and main sponsor RBS Ahead for Business, aims to encourage enterprise by rewarding entrepreneurial companies and individuals that are capable of leading the future prosperity of Grampian.

Blaze is a family-owned business, which was launched in 2006 by Howard and Ann Johnson, and has rapidly established itself as a leading provider of fire safety protection and loss prevention solutions.

The company started with just two people and today employs 30-full time members of staff and 100 contractors.

Blaze works with major oil and gas operators to design and supply fire protection systems and loss prevention services, and also manage new build contracts.

The specialist firm has continued to secure contracts with major names in the industry and has already won contracts worth a combined value of £15 million this year

Blaze managing director, Howard Johnson, said: “Blaze had a strong start in 2014 and winning this award recognises the hard work and dedication of all our of staff in helping to grow the company, putting Blaze in a perfect position for continued success throughout the year.”

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