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Keenan Recycling expand operations at the Innovation Park

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Scotland’s largest organic waste management company has expanded its operation in the North-east of Scotland with a six-figure investment in a second base.

Keenan Recycling, which has a recycling facility at New Deer in Aberdeenshire, has relocated its North-east headquarters to a new office in Aberdeen’s Innovation Park in the city’s Bridge of Don area.

The finance and food waste collection teams have been relocated from New Deer to the 1500 sq ft office in Davidson House as the company looks to expand its operations across the border into the north of England later this year. Eleven of Keenan’s 80 strong staff are now based in the city office and with new posts already created with the move, the company is set to further increase numbers with the 2018 growth plans.

Keenan Recycling launched its commercial food waste collection service in North-east Scotland in 2010 and now processes more than 85,000 tonnes of waste each year, transforming it into British Standards Institute accredited compost

The company, which boasts a 14-acre facility at New Deer, near Turriff, expanded its food waste collection service into the Central Belt in August 2015 and has invested £1.2m in a fleet of collection vehicles to roll out its award-winning food waste collection service to customers in Edinburgh and Glasgow.

Keenan Recycling managing director, Grant Keenan, said:

“As the business has continued to expand in recent years we had started to out grow our base at New Deer as staff numbers increased so we had to begin looking at options to open another office.  The facility at Davidson House in the Aberdeen Innovation Park is ideally suited for ourfood waste management collection and finance teams.

“We have operations across the North of Scotland and the Central Belt and the Aberdeen office will become the main operation hub for the collection side of the business, while the New Deer base remains our main recycling facility for the North.  It is superb timing expanding into the city as we forge ahead with our plans to cross over the border to England in early summer.”

Keenan Recycling secured a £2.2m investment from BGF (Business Growth Fund) in 2015, which has supported the growth in the food waste collection business with more than 4000 customer sites now serviced Scotland wide. The company has ambitious plans to grow turnover to between £30m-£40m in the coming five years.

Hugh Canham, asset manager with Aberdeen Energy & Innovation Parks owner, Moorfield Group said:

“Keenan Recycling is a successful and evolving business which is a great addition to our impressive tenant mix at the Innovation Park. We can offer Grant and his team the service to help them grow and develop their operations further.”

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Celebrating 5 Years of EC-OG

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The EC-OG team recently celebrated the company’s fifth birthday. From its inception in 2013, structured research and development has been at the core of the business.

Over the last 5 years, EC-OG has built a reputation of being at the forefront of subsea technology along with providing excellent customer service. The Subsea Power Hub is a well-known example of EC-OG’s technological innovation. Utilising underwater currents, coupled with energy storage technology, it continuously supplies electricity in remote marine environments for applications in Oil & Gas, environmental monitoring and defence.

EC-OG was originally set up with support from Business Gateway (now known as Elevator) and Scottish Enterprise, moving from a product idea to a successful company today. Scottish Enterprise have been instrumental in the continued development of EC-OG. More recently, the Oil & Gas Technology Centre have been working closely with EC-OG as a further support mechanism for the company.

There have been several examples of confidence in the company strategy and the growth potential of EC-OG. Firstly, EC-OG were identified as one of the highest growth prospects in Scotland and were invited to join the High Growth Support Unit programme within Scottish Enterprise. The company has also attracted and secured significant investment of £1.5 million from the public sector, with an additional £2.5 million of private sector funding.

EC-OG’s achievements have been recognised with several nominations and awards over the years including being a finalist at the 2016 Offshore Achievement Awards and the 2016 Subsea UK Awards. EC-OG were firstly successful in winning the Press & Journal Gold Awards New Energy Award in 2016. This was followed by the Subsea UK Small Company of the Year Award in 2017 and the Innovation Award at the Scottish Environment Business Awards in 2017.

EC-OG’s technology has been widely featured in the press including coverage by the BBC and STV as well as featuring on the front cover of the Oil & Gas Authority Technology Insights report.

Richard Knox, Managing Director at EC-OG said:

“By taking on talented individuals, we have been able to build a strong team of 25 people as well as supporting the local economy. At this birthday milestone, we are very grateful to all of those who have supported us on our journey to get to this stage. From team members, family and friends to public, private investors and of course our clients. I would like to thank them all for their contribution to our continuing success.”

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Expansion for EC-OG at Davidson House

Davidson-ECOGAnother deal has been concluded at Moorfield Group’s Aberdeen Innovation Park, with existing occupier, East Coast Oil & Gas (EC-OG) expanding operations at the recently refurbished Davidson House on Campus One.

EG-OC has signed up for an additional 1,200 sq ft at Davidson House, taking their total floorspace to 2,230 sq ft. A new four-year lease has been agreed at a rental of £20.75 per sq ft.

EC-OG provides expert engineering services for critical well barrier equipment, including wellheads, xmas trees and intervention systems. The team recently won a “VIBES” award in the Innovation category at the Scottish Environment Business Awards, for the Subsea Power Hub, a hybrid-based ocean current energy conversion system with integrated energy storage. The award recognised the company’s position at the forefront of eco-innovation.

EC-OG Commercial Director, Heather Sharkey said: “It has been a really exciting time for our team recently. We needed the additional space to diversify our business and Davidson House provides the perfect location for our expansion plans.”

Speaking on behalf of the parks’ owner, Moorfield Real Estate Fund III, Mark Holmes from Moorfield Group said: “It is great news to see EC-OG expand operations here at Aberdeen Innovation Park. We always adopt a ‘can-do’ approach and were able to offer the company a new suite which meets their needs.”

Matt Park of Knight Frank in Aberdeen, added: “Despite challenging times in the North East, we are continuing to see demand for the quality space on offer at both parks, which is evident at Davidson House.”

Knight Frank and Ryden are joint agents for Aberdeen Energy & Innovation Parks

For more information on EC-OG, please visit: ec-og.com

 

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Visit us on Stand 2C20 at Offshore Europe

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Aberdeen Energy & Innovation Parks will be exhibiting at Offshore Europe 2017

We will be on Stand 2C20, part of the Aberdeen City Council and Aberdeenshire Council pavilion.

We hope you can join us at this year’s event, which will be held from Tuesday 5 to Friday 8 September at the Aberdeen Exhibition & Conference Centre.

Visit us on the City & Shire Pavilion on Stand 2C20.

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Appetite for Business at Davidson House

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Another deal has been concluded at Moorfield Group’s Aberdeen Innovation Park, as IT and data provider, Appetite for Business expand operations at the park.

Led by award-winning business woman Sheryl Newman, the company has agreed terms to lease a unit at the recently refurbished Davidson House on Campus One.

Appetite for Business is a specialist IT technology & learning consultancy. It works with firms, across all sectors to increase productivity, achieve cost savings and empower their respective workforces through the adoption of the latest technology such as cloud-based 365 and SharePoint software, automated business process and it training.

Sheryl Newman said: “It has been another exciting year for our company. This relocation is part of our continued growth strategy. The location provides a high-quality environment which is ideal to solidify Appetite as a company that is working with IT technology, combined with robust thinking and customer focused service approach to ensure our clients can optimise operations, cut costs, reclaim time and unlock the long term value of SharePoint. We have a talented and hard-working team in place and have some fantastic partners. Together we are, committed to providing an unrivalled level of service to our clients, both in the north-east and around the world.”

Speaking on behalf of the parks’ owner, Moorfield Real Estate Fund III, Mark Holmes from Moorfield Group added: “We are delighted to welcome Sheryl and the Appetite for Business team to Davidson House.

“We remain committed to investment across both the Innovation and Energy Parks, with Davidson House recently undergoing an extensive refurbishment programme, which included the redesign of the reception space and individual office suites.

Matt Park from Knight Frank agreed: “The quality of space, along with competitive terms makes it an ideal environment for an innovative business with an appetite for success.”

Davidson House offers occupiers flexible office suites with generous car parking. Additional services include a manned reception, concierge services, conference rooms, cycle parking and showers. The Innovation Park is conveniently located, approximately three miles north of Aberdeen city centre and close to the new Third Don Crossing.

For availability details, please visit: http://aberdeeninnovationpark.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/5544-Innovation-Park-Davidson-House.pdf

Knight Frank and Ryden and joint agents for Aberdeen Energy & Innovation Parks.

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Four more deals at the James Gregory Centre

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Four more deals have been concluded at the James Gregory Centre on Campus Two at Aberdeen Innovation Park:

All Design (Scotland) Ltd, a long-established family-run architectural firm has moved to a new office location at Unit 22 within the centre. The firm provides the full range of architectural services, covering Aberdeenshire, Tayside and Moray.

Arthur McKay & Co Ltd, has signed up for a small office suite at Unit 14. The company is one of the UK’s leading building support services providers, delivering a range of M&E and FM services. With offices already established in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Carlisle, Halifax and London, the Aberdeen base will be a new satellite operation, to service business interests in the north east of Scotland.

Business A.R.D. Ltd, a local independent computer consultant and an existing occupier has moved to a larger suite within the centre. The company will use the additional space at Units 6/7 to help develop increased business opportunities.

Lighthouse, a firm of creative designers, digital and identity consultants, which was founded in 1992 has agreed terms at Unit 12.

The James Gregory Centre is a modern serviced office centre set in the heart of Aberdeen Innovation Park and provides a mix serviced office suites, suitable for of two to eight people and available on highly flexible terms. The centre offers ample car parking and shared parts of the building have recently undergone refurbishment. The Innovation Park is conveniently located, approximately three miles north of Aberdeen city centre and close to the new Third Don Crossing.

Speaking on behalf of the parks’ owner, Moorfield Real Estate Fund III, Mark Holmes from Moorfield Group said:
“The James Gregory Centre is generating lots of positive interest and we have concluded six deals at the centre in the last 12 months, with new occupiers choosing the location and existing occupiers looking to expand. These deals are a strong endorsement for the flexible and cost-effective opportunities that we offer to tenants on the park.”

For availability details, please visit: http://aberdeeninnovationpark.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/5505-Innovation-Park-James-Gregory-Centre-spr-1.pdf

Knight Frank and Ryden are joint agents for Aberdeen Energy & Innovation Parks.

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Subsea Award for EC-OG

EC-OG,  an employee owned independent Subsea Engineering consultancy based in Aberdeen Innovation Park has recently won the 2017 Best Small Company at the Subsea UK Awards.

This prestigious award recognises excellence in overall company performance in the subsea sector including the company’s development and impact, as well as plans for the future success of the company.

To view EC-OG’s latest video, please visit:

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Hat-trick of deals at the James Gregory Centre

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Moorfield Group, the owner of Aberdeen Energy & Innovation Parks is delighted to conclude three office deals at the James Gregory Centre on Campus Two at Aberdeen Innovation Park:

  • 4MS Network Services, an existing occupier is up-sizing and taking Unit 2, in addition to the four units it already occupies, taking the company’s total office floorspace at the centre to just over 1,000 sq ft. Established in 2007, 4MS is an IP communications and network services business, serving the global oil & gas industry from Aberdeen. The company is a Cisco Premier Partner and works with large energy businesses, providing turnkey IP communications project services and operational support, covering preparation, planning, design, installation, operation and optimisation.
  • HSI Lateral Wave Limited, has signed up for a small office suite at Unit 8. Relocating from smaller offices on the south of Aberdeen, the company is a fully independent non-destructive testing organisation providing innovative advanced ultrasonic services such as phased array, Time of Flight Diffraction (TOFD), corrosion mapping and acoustic emission to the oil, gas, chemical, power generation, defence and food industries. It is part of the HSI Group, which has head offices in Los Angeles and regional UK offices in Ellesmere Port, Belfast and Aberdeen.
  • Blue Spark Energy UK has agreed terms on Unit 24. The company is US-owned and provides oilfield services, specifically well services & well intervention or remediation services using Blue Spark’s WASP technology.

 

Speaking on behalf of the parks’ owner, Moorfield Real Estate Fund III, Mark Holmes from Moorfield Group said:

“It is particularly pleasing to see existing and new occupiers building their operations here at the James Gregory Centre. These deals are a strong endorsement for the flexible and cost-effective opportunities that we offer to occupiers.”

The James Gregory Centre is a modern serviced office centre set in the heart of Aberdeen Innovation Park and provides a mix of 2 to 8 persons serviced office suites that are available on highly flexible terms.
The centre offers ample car parking and shared parts of the building have recently undergone extensive refurbishment.

The Innovation Park is conveniently located, approximately three miles north of Aberdeen city centre and close to the new Third Don Crossing.

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Third Don Crossing improves connectivity to Innovation Park

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The new £22.3 million Don Crossing, located close to Aberdeen Innovation Park opened to traffic in May.

Christened the Diamond Bridge, the link between Tillydrone and Danestone has opened up an extra communication link across to Bridge of Don and bring benefits to Aberdeen Energy & Innovation Parks, as well as the city, in terms of traffic flow and accessibility.

Speaking on behalf of the parks’ owner, Moorfield Real Estate Fund III, Mark Holmes from Moorfield Group said:

“This is a vital piece of new infrastructure that will help support business development. It will reduce traffic flow, as well as relieve congestion around the Persley Bridge when travelling in and out of the Bridge of Don area.”

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