Scottish boiler firm seems to the longer term with new appointment

A SCOTTISH boiler firm has launched a brand new period with the appointment of Dougie Bell as managing director (MD), with earlier MD Mark Glasgow changing into chairman.

Bell, who steps up from his position as The Edinburgh Boiler Firm‘s operations director, additionally turns into a accomplice within the Dalkeith-based agency.

Glasgow has been on the helm since establishing the corporate in 2015, with the transfer into a brand new strategic position to permit him to give attention to additional development plans for one in all Scotland’s main heating and renewables specialists.

The Edinburgh Boiler Firm has seen a serious uptake in personal photo voltaic PV and warmth pumps since increasing its companies final yr.

Mark Glasgow shaking hands with Dougie Bell.
A brand new period is underway on the Edinburgh Boiler Firm.

It’ll additionally enable him to develop into extra closely concerned within the enlargement plans of the Power Coaching Academy which he arrange in 2022 with the purpose of upskilling fuel engineers into renewables whereas additionally delivering coaching programmes for children setting out on their very own employment journeys.

Final yr noticed EBC win a spot on the £728m Warmworks framework which can ship the Scottish Authorities’s Warmth in Buildings Scotland Nationwide Scheme, launched in October 2023 and can final for a minimal time period of 5 years. 

Glasgow stated: “That is by far essentially the most important appointment I’ve made since setting the corporate up 9 years in the past.

“It’s been a journey I’ll always remember, from beginning out as mainly a person and van to using 40 members of workers as we moved away from simply putting in boilers to establishing ourselves on the forefront of photo voltaic PV and warmth pump set up.

“That is the beginning of a brand new period for the enterprise and is the best determination for its ongoing growth.

“Dougie got here in as our first operations director almost 18 months in the past and has been accountable for lots of our progress so far, significantly reaching the ISO and MCS certifications.

“He’ll convey recent vitality, imaginative and prescient and impetus.

“He instructions respect from the workers, is agency however honest, and is completely suited to the place of managing director.

“I’m lucky to have somebody of his capabilities on this place and my new position permits me to give attention to additional creating the Edinburgh Boiler Firm, assist progress the thrilling plans we’ve for the Power Coaching Academy and work tougher on our involvement with the local people which is a giant driver for me.

“The foundations are actually in place for us to essentially kick on.

“With me changing into chairman and Dougie having a free position as MD, it’s a robust mixture which can preserve driving us ahead at tempo.”

Bell, who relies in Galashiels, stated: “We wish to be on the forefront of making eco-friendly heating options and creating native jobs that meet the rising calls for of a extra environmentally acutely aware market.

“It’s an actual honour to be made managing director of an organization which instructions such a powerful fame amongst our shoppers and friends.

“It’s a big step up in my profession and represents a real skilled milestone.

“It’s an enormous vote of confidence in my skills to steer the Edinburgh Boiler Firm into its subsequent chapter, for which I’m extraordinarily grateful.

“Now we have sturdy foundations in place because of the nice work carried out by Mark and the workforce through the years and I’m very a lot wanting ahead to accelerating additional development whereas persevering with to ship the standard and reliability which has underpinned our success so far.

“Neighborhood engagement and dealing with native charities can be on the core of our enterprise ethos as we preserve making a constructive affect each regionally and within the broader business.”