SME Export Track 100

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
CompanyWhittaker Group
ActivityOffshore & marine engineer
2 yr av intl sales growth % pa75.67%
International sales £000s3,538
Total sales £000s16,729

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