hub North Scotland identified in LSE’s ‘1000 companies to inspire Britain’
The driving force behind a range of community-based developments across the north of Scotland has been included in the report which is a celebration of the UK’s fastest-growing and most dynamic small and medium sized businesses. Included companies have shown consistent revenue growth over a minimum of three years.
hub North Scotland is the delivery partner of a number of ongoing projects including the new Inverness Royal Academy, Wick Community Campus and Noss Primary School as well as the new Anderson High School and halls of residence in Shetland.
These projects follow a busy year for the organisation which has most recently handed over the new £11.75 million Brimmond School in Aberdeen and the £37million Alford Community Campus to Aberdeen City Council and Aberdeenshire Council respectively.
Angus Macfarlane, chief executive of hub North Scotland, said: “hub North is honoured to be included in such a prestigious report and we’re delighted that our efforts have been recognised in such a respectable publication.
“At the heart of hub North is a core team of people who go above and beyond their requirement on a daily basis and this acknowledgement is testament to them and the hard work they have shown since our inception in 2011.
“In the last year, hub North Scotland has been the driving force behind a range of community-based developments across the north of Scotland and we’re set to add to this considerably throughout 2016. We want to deliver facilities that will be of benefit to the communities they are within for years to come and we are committed to continue to oversee the construction of various new projects within the primary health care, primary school and secondary school sectors.”
Xavier Rolet, chief executive of the London Stock Exchange Group, said: “High growth SMEs are the driving force behind the UK economy, developing skills, jobs and growth we need. But ambition alone is not enough; their success must be highlighted and their growth properly supported with appropriate finance. The strong alliance between UK Government, financial market participants, investors, entrepreneurs and companies is important in supporting these inspiring businesses.”
Writing in the publication, Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne, said: “UK high-growth businesses are leading the change in rebuilding our economy. These companies are the backbone of the British economy. They create high-quality, well paid jobs, innovate and drive economic growth. This government fully understands the need to support ambitious entrepreneurs and ensure they can access the finance they need to grow.”
Hub North Scotland comprises Alba Community Partnerships (a joint venture of Galliford Try Investments, Equitix and Sweett Investment Services), Scottish Futures Trust and 16 Northern Territory Partners, working with local suppliers and contractors to deliver quality buildings and services.