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Orion Group wins the Benromach Award for Excellence in International Business

Delegates from the Group collected the award on Friday, 12 September at the SCDI Annual Dinner & Business Excellence Awards, the highlight of the Highland business calendar.

Established in 1987 Inverness headquartered Orion Group hasgrown from a small employment agency supplying the Highland rig construction yards to a major international manpower provider and a leading UK engineering recruitment agency.

As a leading international manpower business Orion has a workforce of thousands on assignment across a range of engineering operations and has achieved consistent growth with a network of offices around the world.

Over the past year Orion established its first South American office in Rio De Janeiro recognising the increasing opportunities there are for expansion within that market.

Having achieved increased turnover to &pound355m in 2013 the company is on track to continue to grow this year.

Commenting on their success Orion Group’s Finance Director Keith McKenzie said:

“At Orion Group we are committed to achieving only the best for our customers around the world and our clients and candidates are Orion's number one priority. Our success is down to the hard work and commitment of our employees throughout the business and I am proud to the collect this award which recognises our successes across the world.

“Our growth in profit and turnover reflects the significant investment made in the business in terms of staff, processes and geographical diversification. Investment in all these areas will remain on-going in 2014 and in future years as we strive to take advantage of increased opportunities and maintain our strong global position.”

Michael Urquhart, SCDI Highlands & Islands Chairman and Managing Director of Gordon & MacPhail, owners of Benromach Distillery, added, “Orion has continued to grow from strength to strength as they look to grow their footprint both at home and overseas. Their continued expansion into new markets shows that they are ambitious for the future and willing to pursue opportunities wherever they arise.

“I am delighted they are receiving this award in recognition of their continued growth in international markets.”


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