Husband and wife, Ken and Janet Whittaker, 66 and 61, set up this Aberdeen business in 1983. It builds and repairs equipment used in the oil and gas industry, and has provided offshore labour for projects in every continent except Antarctica. It set up a subsidiary in Mexico in 2009, where it employs 55 staff. International sales rose to £3.5m in 2017, and it plans to continue expansion in west Africa.

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Company details
Year2019
Rank45
CompanyWhittaker Group
ActivityOffshore & marine engineer
LocationAberdeen
2 yr av intl sales growth % pa75.67%
International sales £000s3,538
Total sales £000s16,729
Staff123
Founded1983
Websitewww.whittakereng.com

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