MacDonald Energy Celebrates Launch of 6 New Cos

International manpower specialist MacDonald Energy is celebrating the success of its internationalization division having successfully launched six new companies in the Middle East within the last 12 months.

The company, which is predicting a 20% increase in turnover for 2010, has business partnerships in several Middle Eastern countries including Oman, Qatar, Abu Dhabi and Kuwait. MacDonald Energy provides advice and assistance to help UK businesses identify opportunities for ongoing contract work internationally.

MacDonald Energy's Qatari company MIC Energy has established a joint venture business with Aberdeen-based occupational healthcare firm Abermed. The firm's new office is located in Doha, Qatar and will provide a wide range of medical services predominantly to businesses operating in the oil and gas industry.

Donald Mackenzie of Abermed said, "Establishing a presence in the Middle East is a key part of our international growth strategy and the process has been made more straightforward thanks to the team from MacDonald Energy. There are big opportunities out there for us."

MacDonald Energy has also assisted Dundee-based Safe House Habitat, a specialist supplier and installer of positive pressure flexible habitats to the oil and gas industry, and Newburgh-based learning and development specialists STC Global develop leads and secure new business in the region.

Jim MacDonald managing director of MacDonald Energy said, "We are delighted with the success we have had to date and at the moment we have found that Qatar and Oman have huge potential for Scottish firms. Our clients have seen real benefits from grasping the opportunities that exist in the Middle East and during this challenging time, the region holds a great deal of prospects for businesses."

Established in 1999 MacDonald has over 20 years experience providing manpower solutions to the oil and gas industry and assisting UK businesses identify opportunities for ongoing contract work in the Middle East.