North Ayrshire business continues recruitment drive following Bank of Scotland support

North Ayrshire headquartered business Rosemount Holdings Ltd has invested £550k in the purchase of new premises in Irvine after secured funding from Bank of Scotland.

Part financed by the business together with lending from the Bank, the parent company of Access Plus and Training Plus made the move to improve employee retention, one of its most valuable resources, to ensure the business can continue to grow and service new business wins.

Employing 52 members of staff the group, which hires elevation platform equipment to companies for property or asset maintenance and offers health and safety training, has hired 12 new members of staff since moving to Rosemount House, Annickbank Innovation Campus in Irvine. The business is also currently recruiting for a range of positions including roles in engineering, driving, sales, accounts and quality management to support ongoing growth.

George Marriott, managing director of Rosemount Holdings explains, “Our new home at the Annickbank Innovation Campus is a great move for the business, enabling us to offer our current employees an improved work environment in terms of location, facilities and surroundings, fostering a better quality of life for our valuable team.

“The business continues to grow apace having survived a tough recession. We are now looking to achieve a 25% growth, reaching a group turnover of £5 million for 2015 (2014: £4.1 million).

“I am very fortunate to have such a dedicated team so moving to Rosemount House as part of the Annickbank Campus was really a thank you to them to ensure we retain that experience and skills in the business, and ensure that our current recruitment drive can attract the best talent to the company in the future.”

Jacqui Webster, relationship manager at Bank of Scotland commented, “We felt it was so important to support Rosemount Holdings and its trading companies, Access Plus and Training Plus, in making this move to support its customer growth and recruitment in the North Ayrshire area.

“As the unemployment claimant count rate is above average in North Ayrshire at 4.1% compared to 2.3% for Scotland, it is vital that organisations carry on the ongoing drive to raise employment and maintain local jobs in the area.”