Ceremony marks launch of new Scottish office

Asset integrity specialists Axiom Engineering Associates welcomed distinguished guests for a ceremony to mark the official opening of their new office in Scotland.

Based at Earls Court, Grangemouth, the firm says the office is ideally situated within the heart of a buoyant local process sector, improving access to serve its increasing client base across Scotland’s central belt.

Axiom directors Adam Potter and Rob Johnson were joined by guests from a range of industry backgrounds for the official launch.

Officials from Falkirk Council’s Growth and Investment Unit were joined by the authority’s leader of administration, Councillor Cecil Meiklejohn, who declared the office officially open. Representatives from Axiom’s Scottish-based clients were also in attendance and presentations from Axiom and Falkirk Council were followed by a productive networking lunch.

This planned expansion coincides with the appointment of regional manager Kevin Murray, who joined the business during the summer to focus on business development and delivery in Scotland.

Murray said: “I am very proud to be part of the official opening of Axiom’s new office in Grangemouth. This has been a great milestone for the business and to share this with key stakeholders from industry and the local economy is very satisfying, making for an enjoyable day.

“With these premises now open, I look forward to hosting more local clients and partners to discuss collaboration and ensure we can continue to make a positive difference to the local process sector through our new regional offering.

“We have listened to our clients in taking the decision to make this move and will continue to be a responsive, client-focused organisation, set up to fully meet the evolving needs of the sector. With great investment taking place in the local infrastructure in and around Grangemouth and Falkirk, there is no better time or place for us to be making this move.

“It’s great to be open for business in Scotland and as well as being part of an exciting time for Grangemouth, we are also ideally located for the further development of our business nationally, across multiple industry sectors.”

Managing director Potter added: “There are so many people we would like to thank who have been so important in our continued success. We have come a long way since we started back in 2003 and would like to extend my sincerest thanks to all the Axiom staff who have worked extremely hard to get us where we are today.

“Our clients have become our advocates and we would like to thank them for their ongoing trust in Axiom. Finally, I’d like to thank all our guests who were able to share this significant day with us. We have grown to more than 50 employees and continue to be ambitious.

“Opening a Scotland office underlines our commitment to providing localised support to our Scotland-based clients and potential job creation in the area. We are confident that as we continue to grow, investment in our systems and people will ensure that we continue to deliver integrity excellence.”

Axiom has experienced continued steady growth over the last 16 years, operating globally from their head office in the Tees Valley, with plans in the pipeline to open a further UK office next year.

The award-winning business specialises in delivering UKAS accredited inspection services, supported by mechanical and materials asset integrity services.

Acting as the design and inspection authority to many blue-chip companies, Axiom delivers engineering expertise across a broad range of process sectors including chemicals, petrochemicals, bulk storage, power, pharmaceuticals and renewables.

For more information about its services, visit ax-ea.co.uk, call 01642 732745 or email info@ax-ea.co.uk.


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