Riverside Inverclyde welcomes Balmore Group to new premises 

RI Kelburn Balmore GroupRiverside Inverclyde (Ri), the organisation delivering the economic redevelopment of Inverclyde in the west of Scotland, has welcomed another new tenant, Balmore Group, to its Kelburn Business Park development in Port Glasgow.

A long-established business with a one-stop difficult access inspection, repair, maintenance and specialist cleaning services, its most recently formed arm is Balmore Aerial Services, which uses the latest Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) technology, more widely known as drones, to provide aerial inspection and surveying services throughout the UK.

Victor MacKay Jnr, a divisional director of Balmore Group, said: “Using UAV technology replaces the immediate need to install expensive scaffolding to examine the fabric of difficult-to-access buildings.

“We are only one of only a handful of contractors in the UK with enhanced permissions issued from the CAA (Civil Aviation Authority) to operate in congested areas. Its use enables the other arms of our business, namely Balmore Specialist Contracts and Balmore Contracting, to pinpoint exactly what inspection, repair, maintenance and cleaning tasks then need to be carried out.”

Expansion and development of the business has prompted its relocation from Glasgow to larger, 3000 sq. ft. modern premises at Port Glasgow’s Kelburn Business Park.  The move underpins 10 jobs at the new premises.

Mr MacKay said: “We have worked closely with Riverside Inverclyde over the past 18 months and are very pleased with our move to a brand-new premises which are easy to access and spacious enough to let us grow.

“Our latest growth plans are set to allow us to provide Health & Safety training including PASMA, IPAF, MIST & CSCS. We have partnered with Atlas Knowledge who hold a vast wealth of knowledge on training. We can now train our staff and keep their credentials tickets up to date, whilst providing current and new clients with highly competitive training costs.”

Fiona Maguire, Chief Executive of Ri, said: “Riverside Inverclyde continues to successfully attract new companies to the area and help expand existing businesses, a vital role in the overall regeneration and economic development of Inverclyde. We are delighted to welcome Balmore Group to Kelburn Business Park. 

“Its expertise and specialism further add to the rich mix of companies at Kelburn and we very much hope that Inverclyde continues to be an excellent base to grow the firm.  We wish the Balmore Group every success for the future.”

Balmore Group joins existing tenants at the Kelburn Business Park including global life science’s engineering firm Peak Scientific, The New Chocolate Company and its most recent new tenant, The Start-Up Drinks Lab.

Kelburn Business Park has one remaining 15k sq ft unit available with a number of interested parties.

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