Apprentices just the tonic for G&T


General and Technical has posted a record year of activity and revenues in 2016 supported by one of the largest apprentice workforces in Scotland.  With 5 apprentices employed from an overall fitting team of 16 specialists, General & Technical’s John Morrison sees training as a key factor in bringing on the next generation of fitters at the group he joined as Managing Director in 2014.

John Morrison said: “We think we have one of the largest ratio of apprentices in any company across Scotland.  Importantly, this is not a box-ticking exercise, it’s because we think it’s good for business.  It’s fantastic that we’ve more than doubled revenues over the last couple of years, but it’s also really pleasing when our apprentices like, Liam Archibald, win awards such as Apprentice of the Year at Glasgow Met College.”

Altro Whiterock installation specialists

The company has also invested significantly in the plant, tools and training around a new product that is being increasingly requested by clients.  Altro Whiterock is a hygienic wall panel featured at the New Midmill School at Kintore where General & Technical partnered with Morrison Construction.

Morrison said: “Altro are a key trusted supplier of our flooring products and the wall panelling is a perfect fit for our business because we can transfer the skills our floor fitters already possess – spreading adhesives, cutting boards with knives and hot welding the join.”

Growth in the market

General & Technical’s client base includes Aberdeen City Council, Police Scotland, Morrison Construction and Space Solutions. 2016 contracts included the fit out of PWC’s new offices at The Capitol Building in Aberdeen, the refurbishment of Aker’s Kildrummy Building and an entrance upgrade at Aberdeen’s Children’s Hospital.  Key target markets are social housing, healthcare, education, leisure, commercial and industrial.

General and Technical’s Livingston office opened twelve months ago and is now servicing fast-growing activity in the Central Belt.  Led by Tommy Gaunt, who has over 30 years industry experience, General & Technical has picked up contracts with Amazon, Standard Life and the SSE Hydro venue.

General & Technical posted revenues of £2.8 million in the year to 30th June 2016.


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