The Aberdeen-based energy arm of Amor Group, the fast-growing Scottish IT firm, has recruited 36 staff after securing £3 million in new business so far this year.
The deals, together with a number of contract extensions, mean that Amor Energy has an order book of more than £20m of business to be delivered between now and 2016.
Dave Bruce, energy sector director at Amor, said the firm had seen an “incredibly successful start to 2012” which had been helped by a buoyant energy sector.
“Confidence is high. We’ve already seen that the number of applications submitted for North Sea exploration is up and that’s good news for all support services, not just Amor. We’re also seeing a shift in work from local short term deals to longer term managed services.”
Amor Energy, which now employs more than 250 staff, provides business technology services to international energy businesses such as Asco and supports some 20,000 desktop users.
Earlier this year, Amor Group said it was continuing to look for acquisitions and wanted to increase turnover to more than £100m by 2014. The Inchinnan-based company – which also runs computer systems for customers in the transport industries and public sector – saw turnover in 2011 rise by 32 per cent to £45m.
Amor Group was launched in 2009 to buy the Pragma and Real Time businesses from Sword Group. A consortium of private equity firms – led by Growth Capital Partners and including Scottish Enterprise – owns 51 per cent of Amor.
Search for a job
Search for a car
Search for a house
Weather for Edinburgh
Friday 24 May 2013
Temperature: 3 C to 13 C
Wind Speed: 20 mph
Wind direction: North east
Temperature: 7 C to 17 C
Wind Speed: 13 mph
Wind direction: West