A brand-new purpose-built training facility has been launched in Inverkeithing, Fife by MRS Training & Rescue. The indoor training centre will complement the company’s existing Fife site at Crossgates to deliver an ultra-realistic practical training environment.
The six figures investment sees the company expand its presence in Fife (and Scotland), which has been a prominent employer in the region for over a century.
The new state-of-the-art facility has been specifically designed to support the safety and welfare of businesses in the region and throughout Scotland, offering bespoke training for Working at Height and Confined Spaces – two fundamental requirements for Scotland’s critical sectors (including renewables, oil & gas and construction).
This investment follows a record year for the business, which recorded a nine per cent increase in profit year-on-year and a 15 per cent increase in staff numbers. As well as the new facility in Fife, the company has announced a significant contract win to provide working at height and confined spaces training for Ferguson Marine – a world-class shipbuilding and ship repair business.
As a client of Business Gateway Fife, MRS Training & Rescue also received Expert Help for Public Relations and advice and support from adviser, Lynne Baillie.
Errol Parrish, Operations Manager, MRS Training & Rescue in Fife said: “This is a significant investment for our business, most especially during the challenging times that the pandemic has brought. We have in fact been fortunate to buck the economic trend over the last 12 months and have remained fully operational helping to support our clients within mission critical industry.”
Errol added: “We have been at the forefront of innovation since our inception over 100 years ago. From our beginnings as a Mines Rescue Station, we have developed and diversified to meet the operational needs of industry to become the nation’s premier provider of specialist Working at Height, Confined Spaces training and Emergency Rescue cover and consultancy. This new facility will support our existing site in Crossgates to help deliver the very best training solution for a number of mission critical sectors.”