Scotland’s largest building preservation company has announced the opening of a new office in Inverness, creating seven new jobs.
Richardson & Starling will open its doors on Henderson Drive and will service both the city and the Highlands from the new base.
As a result of its expansion, the firm is looking for five technicians and a property surveyor to join them. An administrator has already been hired.
The new office takes the company’s branch network to 13 across Scotland and the north of England, including one in Aberdeen and Elgin.
Managing director Graham Duncan said: “There is a strong market for our services in Inverness and the Highlands, with a high demand to use local-based companies.
“Until now we have serviced the area from our Elgin office but we are keen to work more closely with local suppliers, so setting up an Inverness office was the next obvious step for us.”
In July, the firm won a national trade body’s UK contractor of the year title for the third successive year.
The Cambuslang-headquartered organisation is the largest company within the Veitchi Group and has been providing preservation services since 1935.
Established in 1917, the Veitchi Group offers a range of services to main contractors and end users across the UK.