Directors to be incorporated into the company’s investor-director model and own a percentage stake in their respective branches
UK heating and plumbing merchant Flame Heating Spares, which currently operates throughout the north east of England, is set to expand into Scotland’s major towns and cities, starting with Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen, Perth and Dundee.
The firm, which already operates seven trade counters south of the border, is set to create up to 25 jobs as it expands to serve the Scottish market.
Established in 2011 by Managing Director John Savage, the company specialises in heating spares, commercial heating and plumbing, renewable energy and bathrooms, for both trade customers and the general public.
Savage is the current Institute of Directors (IoD) North East Young Entrepreneur of the Year and was awarded the 2016 Emerging Talent Award by the Entrepreneurs’ Forum.
He was most recently named BQ National Emerging Entrepreneur of the Year 2017 as well as the north east’s BQ Emerging Entrepreneur of the Year 2017.
Savage has recently appointed Danny Byrne, Development Director for Scotland, to oversee the expansion and says he is actively working to acquire a number of sites and develop the Flame brand across Scotland.
As part of its recruitment plans, Flame will create a number of director roles as well as branch managers and supervisors, who will be located at the branches. Directors will be incorporated into the company’s investor director model and own a percentage stake in their respective branches.
Danny Byrne said: “We are a couple of months into this latest venture which has the potential to vastly increase Flame’s presence in the UK and allow us to enter new markets. The model has been a great success in the north east of England and we are now looking to replicate this in Scotland.
“A number of positions are set to be created north of the border, outside of the company’s traditional North East roots, and it is exciting times for everyone connected with Flame.”
Flame has achieved year-on-year growth since its formation in 2011, with turnover projected to more than double from its current £6.4 million revenues by the end of its financial year in June 2017.
Savage, said: “We are looking to increase our presence throughout the North and Scotland, which will set the company up perfectly for further growth and job creation.
“Danny has done a great deal since he joined Flame and we are now pressing on with this ambitious expansion plan, and I am hoping to build on the success we have enjoyed in the north east of England.”