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Orion Group Chairman Scoops Award of a Lifetime

 Orion Group Chairman Scoops Award of a Lifetime

The man behind Scotland’s biggest manpower provider has scooped the coveted SCDI Highlands and Islands Chairman Award for Outstanding Business Achievement at a ceremony at the Drumossie Hotel, Inverness.

Alan Savage, chairman and founder of Inverness based Orion Group accepted the prestigious accolade in front of a 340 strong audience of business peers from across the region.

Alan said: “2012 really is proving to be a bumper year for Orion Group. We’re currently in the throes of enjoying our 25th Anniversary and now we get to add this SCDI Award to our reasons to celebrate.

“The title of this award suggests that it’s about one person, but I know Orion Group wouldn’t be outstanding without the many talented people that I have the pleasure of working with.

“On behalf of myself and the team I would like to express my gratitude to SCDI for recognising how well our business has performed since we started way back in 1987.”

The SCDI (Scottish Council for Development and Industry) is the leading economic development organisation in Scotland. The organisation aims to influence and inspire government and key stakeholders to create sustainable prosperity for Scotland.

Since its inception, Orion Group has retained its headquarters in Inverness even after the company branched into 29 countries across the world and totalled record sales of &pound317m in 2011.

The Group continues to strive to be the best recruitment provider across the globe and expects to see sales increase on last year’s figures by an estimated &pound60m.

In inverness alone, Orion Group employs a total of 128 staff. Across the rest of the world there are a further 259 people working directly for the business, however what is more the Group facilitates positions for around 4,000 male and female contractors in various locations around the globe.

“We’ve managed to secure a number of major contracts this year including new business with Nexen Petroleum UK Ltd and Shell which have really helped boost our growth and I suspect that these contracts as well as various other industry awards have helped us achieve this gong in 2012.

“I personally have a vested interest in Inverness and of course the Highlands and Islands because this is my home. And I will continue to support local community initiatives and employ local talent for a very long time to come,” added Alan.

Orion Group currently sponsors Scottish Premier League Side Inverness Caledonian Thistle F.C. Highland League Side Clachnacuddin F.C. and the Camanachd Association’s Orion Group Shinty Premier Division.

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