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Edinburgh Boiler Company expands with new city base



The Edinburgh Boiler Company has opened a new headquarters in the city.

Measuring 4,000 square feet, the new premises in Dalkeith is quadruple the size of the company’s previous home.

It will house the Energy Training Academy, the first of a series of such learning centres which managing director Mark Glasgow plans to establish throughout Scotland in a bid to address the skills shortage in the sector.

“It’s been quite the journey since we started out in the autumn of 2015,” he said. “We had outgrown the offices we had been in since 2018 and moving premises gives us a good foundation to expand into the other areas we are focusing on, particularly the training academy and renewables.

“We can now grow into this space, which is ideal for the business plan going forward. We have the scope to go up another floor which would then double the area.”

The company has grown from eight employees in 2015 to 30 full-time members of staff, with the new base allowing a further recruitment drive to commence.

“We are now able to look at taking on apprentices both for the office and out in the field,” said Glasgow. “We are actively recruiting at the moment and the on-site training academy will allow us to fast-track the development of not only any new staff but also our existing employees.

“The larger space will also allow us to implement inventory and stock control, helping us to do jobs more quickly such as same-day boiler installations and repairs.”

The new headquarters is being heated by a new hybrid system, which Glasgow hopes will ultimately help him provide more sustainable products and services to customers.

The firm’s new base was fitted out by The Edinburgh Joinery Company.

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