The Middlesbrough-based Wilton Group provides a range of services, including project management and engineering, to customers in the oil-and-gas industry. Its clients include BP and Canadian Natural Resources. Increasingly, the engineering company’s activities are spread worldwide and its personnel have carried out work in mainland Europe, Africa and the Far East. Two new offices are due to open in Brazil where 36 new drilling rigs will require engineering support. The group’s chief executive, Bill Scott, and its construction director, Steve Glenn, started the business in 1994, and in June 2010 Barclays Private Equity invested £16m for a minority stake. International sales have risen by 187% a year, from £642,000 in 2008 to £5.3m in 2010.
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