Robertson specialist division wins SSE work

Craig Robertson

Construction and facilities management firm Robertson Group has secured work for energy giant SSE worth around £560,000 – marking the first time its specialist division will serve as a main contractor.

In January, Craig Robertson joined as managing director of Robertson Specialist Division with the remit of doubling turnover within two years.

The contract win marks a major step towards that goal, with the firm set to install external wall insulation at homes in the Dundee area on behalf of SSE, the company said.

Mr Robertson said: “This business has ambitious targets for growth and if we want to meet those goals then securing larger contracts is essential.

“In the past we have served as a sub-contractor, both for other businesses within Robertson Group and for external companies. This represents the first contract where we will be the main contractor and illustrates the positive progress we are making.

“And while much of our focus previously has been on providing joinery services, we’re now looking to add even more strings to our bow, with the work we will deliver for SSE an example of what we can offer clients.”

The division has recently recruited a new commercial manager who will work closely with Mr Robertson to identify and secure larger contracts across Scotland.

Jason Paynter joined the firm earlier this month from Tilecraft, where he served in a similar role. A trained quantity surveyor and supply chain manager, he previously worked for building contractor Morris and Spottiswood.

Mr Robertson, who also previously worked for Morris and Spottiswood added: “When I joined in January I said if we wanted to achieve our goals we’d need to nurture some of the best young talent in the industry. Jason fits that bill, although he also brings plenty of experience which he has gained over the last decade.”

Elgin and Stirling-based Robertson Group is one of the UK’s largest independently-owned construction, infrastructure and support services companies, employing more than 1,900 people.