MACAW announce expansion plans

On site tenant MACAW Engineering has revealed expansion plans as it celebrates its 20th anniversary.

The engineering consultancy company, based on Quorum Business Park, is looking to take on additional workshop space and increase its headcount to keep pace with demand for its testing facilities.

MACAW, established in Newcastle in 1996, provides specialist consultancy services to the oil and gas industry. Founded by four senior ex British Gas engineers, the business currently employs around 100 people in total.

Recently, the firm invested in a fleet of drones to enable it to offer inspection services in challenging and hard-to-reach locations.

Paul Casson, principal engineer at MACAW, said the company is looking to its 20th anniversary year with a lot of confidence in its future.

Paul said: “The business was established 20 years ago and we have seen year on year growth ever since, often exceeding even our own expectations. Five years ago, we moved into our current office space as part of a ten-year plan of expansion – but already we have had to take additional office space and are currently looking for extra workshop capacity.

“We have always been committed to building a strong business which will grow and endure, and we employ and support people who want long-term careers.“

Newcastle law firm Sintons handles MACAW’s property work, dealing with their move to Quorum and facilitating its ongoing expansion.

Tom Wills, Associate in Sintons’ Real Estate department, has worked with MACAW for a number of years.

He said: “The success and consistent growth MACAW has seen over two decades is almost unprecedented, and is testament to the strong leadership and clear direction they have there. Although it works on a global scale, MACAW has a deep commitment to the region and to its employees. MACAW’s ongoing expansion plans make it a real North East success story, and Sintons are very pleased to be able to work alongside such a dynamic business which is making its mark regionally, nationally and internationally.“

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