Hunting Energy’s continued expansion

Bruce Ferguson is the Managing Director of Hunting in Portlethen. Pic by Raymond Besant. 03/10/12
Bruce Ferguson is the Managing Director of Hunting in Portlethen. Pic by Raymond Besant. 03/10/12

Portlethen-based company Hunting Energy Services has highlighted its commitment to the local area by aiming to recruit its 100th new member of staff this year.

The company, which recently invested £17 million in its premises in Portlethen and Fordoun, has enjoyed a successful spell over the last 12 months - resulting in a significant ongoing recruitment drive.

Hunting Energy Services prides itself in its commitment to career development, and is focused on beating the industry wide skills shortage by investing in its staff.

As well as considerably increasing staff numbers, the company also tripled its office accommodation and doubled the size of the manufacturing facility at the company’s base at Badentoy Industrial Estate in Portethen.

A 40,000 sq ft manufacturing facility with adjoining pipeyard and car park has also been added to Hunting’s Fordoun site, which sits on a former World War II airfield.

Bruce Ferguson, managing director at Hunting Energy Services, is delighted to have been able to add so many new faces to the team.

He said: “To recruit 100 new members of staff in a single year is fantastic, and a great indication of how successful the past 12 months have been for Hunting Energy Services.

“We are fully committed to giving something back to the community and are thrilled that we have been able to offer so many positions, a trend that will continue as we aim to bring in around 20 new faces over the next month.

“We invested heavily in the development of both our Fordoun and Portlethen premises – but the facilities are only ever as good as the team working within them.”