Stonbury expands into Scotland
Stonbury has announced the expansion of its services into Scotland.
Building on over 34 years’ experience in servicing the water industry, the launch of Stonbury Scotland – which will be led by Iain Weir – sees the Stonbury Group establish presence within the Scottish water industry.
Services will include traditional Stonbury works, from the refurbishment of treated water storage points (TWSPs) including service reservoirs and water towers to the introduction of the full scope of services the Stonbury Group offers.
Stonbury Scotland is currently operating from offices in Peebles, with the intention to expand into other geographical locations. Initially supported by DOMS trained site and management teams from the north of England, Stonbury Scotland intends to employ local staff in the near future.
Jon Featherstone, delivery director, said: "The board is delighted to appoint Iain Weir as managing director of Stonbury Scotland. We have known Iain for many years and recognise that he holds the same values that Stonbury stand for in terms of customer focus, integrity and dedication to his profession. We are sure that within a very short time Iain will be an integral member of the Stonbury Group."
Weir has 20 years' experience from working across the UK and US water sector. Since graduating with a degree in chemistry from the University of the West of Scotland, he has pioneered the introduction of various new technologies into the drinking water sector and led the development and growth of a company, from less than £200k to generating over £3 million profitable turnover.
As well as supporting the Scottish Water Regulatory and Compliance Team in developing the current DOMS procedures for the cleaning and inspection of TWSPs, he also led the delivery of a programme with Scottish Water to inspect, clean and refurbish more than 400 service reservoirs per annum as part of the regulatory commitment to DWQR.
Weir said: "Our upcoming developments will be a fantastic opportunity to establish the Stonbury business and brand in Scotland. The vitality and excitement of setting up a new team, reinforced with the full support and experience of the group structure, is a unique challenge which I am delighted to embrace.
"We are very much looking forward to supporting Scottish Water and their delivery partners to provide unparalleled levels of efficiency, value and service through our long-term commitment in Scotland."
- Severn Trent and UU complete formation of joint venture United Utilities (UU) and Severn Trent have confirmed that the transaction to found their joint venture - Water Plus – has... Read More >
- SESW to enter Scottish water market Sutton and East Surrey Water (SESW) plans to move into the Scottish business retail market to help prepare for market... Read More >
- New SEPA powers could mean hefty fines for Scottish businesses Business Stream has warned that a lack of understanding over how best to dispose of trade effluent could mean Scottish... Read More >
- A glass half-full? Bringing water costs down for utility customers Mark Bullock, Balfour Beatty chief executive officer for rail and utilities, says the water sector must change its... Read More >
- INWED 2019: 'Each step was driven by choosing work I enjoy' To mark International Women in Engineering Day 2019 on 23 June, Fiona Barbour discusses her journey to becoming Mott... Read More >
- Interview: Kier Utilities' water MD Nigel Dyer Kier Utilities' Nigel Dyer tells Robin Hackett how the company is evolving to meet the changing demands on the water... Read More >
- Comment: New tech and partnerships will up the ante on leakage Closer partnerships, technology and connectivity will be the key to tackling leakage, with collaborative delivery... Read More >
- The search for safer streetworks practices Amey Utilities' HSEQ director, Gerry Mulholland, explains how the company’s 2020 Challenge and Know What’s Below... Read More >