3-D laser surveyor Scopus Engineering in £13m boost

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LASER surveying firm Scopus Engineering has received a £13 million cash injection from London-based venture capital group Growth Capital Partners (GCP) to fund international expansion.

The Aberdeen-based company’s founders, Tom Bryce and Andy Inglis, will continue to run the business and retain a majority holding after GPC took a minority stake with its investment.

The company also announced that John Forrest, the former UK head of Canadian oil and gas company Talisman Energy and a former director of Mobil North Sea, has joined as a non-executive chairman.

Scopus employs 180 workers and already has offices in Azerbaijan, Brazil and Canada.

The company plans to open operations in Abu Dhabi and Thailand this year.

Inglis added: “The international opportunity is huge and we expect to build on our success to date in developing new territories.”