Amor on recruitment drive after winning work worth £50m

Scottish IT support firm Amor Group yesterday embarked on a drive to recruit more than 100 people after winning £50 million of contracts.

The job-creation programme represents a 20 per cent increase in the Inchinnan-based firm’s head count.

Amor, which has offices in Glasgow, Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Coventry, Manchester and London as well as overseas bases in Houston and Dubai, said about 85 of the positions are expected to be within its Scottish operations.

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The vacancies encompass consulting, development and infrastructure disciplines at all levels.

The company is expanding across its key energy, transport and public services sectors, and the latest move follows the creation of 200 jobs over the previous 24 months.

Amor recently signed an £18.5m, four-year deal to manage the Scottish Government’s “e-procurement” system. It has also won outsourced IT contracts with Sparrows, Asco and Bis Salamis, all providers of oilfield services.

The firm established an office in Dubai to support a major contract with Dubai Airports and is targeting significant growth in the Middle East while expanding its current US operations in Houston.

Chief executive John Innes said: “In both domestic and overseas markets we are winning significant market share.”

He added that the firm would continue to “invest in talent” to sustain its growth.

Established as a result of a management buy-out two years ago, Amor has grown both organically and through acquisitions.

It recorded 10 per cent organic revenue growth in the last financial year, and is targeting revenues of £100m in 2013, up from about £40m at present.

In recent weeks the group has swallowed Manchester-based FS Walker Hughes, specialists in airport operations, and London-based healthcare firm Invisys.