Kilmac opens new office in Dunfermline
Civil engineering and groundworks contractor Kilmac has opened a new office in Dunfermline to support the company’s recent expansion.
As the business approaches its 20th anniversary it is on course to report a record £40 million annual turnover for the financial year 2023/2024.
Eighteen months ago, the company, based at Delta House on Dundee’s Technology Park, announced it was entering into an Employee Ownership Trust.
Founders Richard Kilcullen and Athole McDonald welcomed finance director Julie Scobie, construction director Liam Wilkie and bid director James Wilson to key roles in the expanding business.
The in-house promotions formed part of the succession planning blueprint for the company.
Athold McDonald said: “Between them the three new board members have amassed nearly 50 years with Kilmac. They are steeped in the company ethos. We were delighted with the response from our clients to the announcement that we were going down the EOT route to ensure a smooth transition further down the line. They have been fully on-board and that will be reflected by the turnover in the annual accounts in the years ahead.
“In 2021 the opening of a satellite office in Livingston heralded a move beyond our traditional Tayside and Fife heartland.
“The new office on Dunfermline’s Pitreavie Business Park represents a significant investment for the future and comes in the wake of securing several new prestigious clients south of the Forth and across the Central Belt.
“The Dunfermline office will be the base for 20 members of staff from within our 170-strong operating team.”
Richard Kilcullen commented: “One of our key ongoing projects is the ground-breaking £100 million plus Dunfermline Learning Campus, which is the biggest Passivhaus project in Europe and seen as a standard bearer for the Scottish Government’s Net Zero Public Sector Building Standard.
“The company’s expansion reflects the ambitions for Kilmac in the medium to longer term. With the appointment of Julie, Liam and James to the board, along with the hugely experienced Senior Management Team that is in place, the company is in safe hands going forward.”