Clan Engineering has announced that it hopes to more than double its annual turnover this year, after celebrating a successful first year in business.
The firm’s first year of trading saw it take £173,000, mainly due to reactive works and annual maintenance visits, and it is now targeting a figure of £500,000 for the current year.
Kevin Ryan, the company’s director, has said that he believes this target to be ‘very achievable’ due to a number of new contracts Clan has recently won.
Speaking about the year in general, Ryan said: “We are over the moon at how the company is progressing so far and we hope that all the hard work, early mornings and very late nights we have had already not to mention the ones ahead of us will allow the company to establish itself as one of Scotland’s premier names in catering equipment service and repairs.”
Ryan said that the new contracts the firm has tied up in the last three months are a result of working tirelessly on proposals.
The recent deals that Clan has negotiated include opportunities with Marston’s PLC to look after their catering equipment over 21 sites in Scotland, catering and refrigeration equipment over 3 sites for Napier University in Edinburgh, 31 sites for catering and refrigeration equipment for the Scottish Youth Hostel Association and 81 sites for catering and refrigeration equipment with the Argyll & Bute Council.
The new deals – which are all on multiple year contracts – takes Clan’s total number of clients to just under 100, with the firm now servicing a total of 621 individual sites across Scotland.
One repercussion of the new clients is that Gillian Ryan, the company’s operations director, will be moving to a full time role having been working at the company part time until now.
Her new role will begin on August 1st and is designed to ensure new and existing clients are given the same level of service that has led the firm to where it is.
She already has 20 years’ experience in management dealing with businesses on a daily basis and she will also be responsible for the marketing and sales for Clan.
Clan Engineering is based in Houston, Renfrewshire, and bills itself as “the premier catering equipment service, repairs, maintenance and installation company in Scotland.”