Perth-based pink drill blade supplier targets £8m in sales through push south

A Perth-based company that supplies advanced blades and drills for the construction industry is gearing up to expand its operations south of the Border as it targets £8 million in turnover by 2022.

Jeremy Burgess, managing director of Perth-based Diatech, with Alex Burgess, operations director at Diatech. Picture: Graeme Hart/Perthshire Picture Agency

Diatech was founded in 1994 by entrepreneur Jeremy Burgess and is well known within the industry for the quality of its blades and drills and their distinctive pink colour. The blades are said to create less dust, less vibration and offer increased longevity.

The firm, which has recently boosted its headcount, counts engineering and building contractors, precast concrete manufacturers, specialist drilling contractors and utility companies among its customers.

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Among the new hires is Peter Waggott, who has 25 years of global sales experience under his belt and joins the company as sales manager with a brief to develop and grow the sales team, while also taking on the role of business development manager in the Perth and Inverness areas.

Rosie Jones joins the company as business development manager from CTD Tiles and will be responsible for the development of new business in Fife, Edinburgh, the Borders, Glasgow and the west coast.

With one team member already working remotely in Swindon, the company now plans to increase its presence in London and the south east of England and will unveil key appointments in the coming months.

Burgess, managing director, said: “This is a really exciting time for the business as we take on new staff and look to grow our business, both within Scotland and further afield, but with a real focus on London and the south east.”

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