prontoport receives praise from north ayrshire's chief executive
North Ayrshire Council has been celebrating the good news with the bosses of 100 companies at a series of business breakfasts.
The Council invited business partners from all over North Ayrshire for a progress report on the scheme which was launched six months ago and the achievements of Prontoport were applauded at the event.
Innovation and diversity is the key
Elma Murray, North Ayrshire Council Chief Executive commented on our success ‘Another excellent example is innovative wind turbine and engineering services company Prontoport. The company secured funding to drive forward its recruitment and training campaign to help achieve its ambition to once again double its turnover this year.
The company has worked closely with ‘Team North Ayrshire’ partners – including North Ayrshire Council, Scottish Enterprise and Job Centre Plus - on the expansion programme at its Irvine base.
Prontoport has used the funding to develop its business and has recently moved to new, much larger, purpose built premises in Irvine. In the last year Prontoport has increased its workforce from 28 to 38 full-time employees with further jobs due to be created over the next year.
Prontoport has also recently opened the doors to its training centre which is the first of its kind in North Ayrshire and indeed the West of Scotland. The new training centre caters for aspiring technicians trying to get into the industry and existing technicians who wish to undergo refresher courses.
Amy Cameron, SHEQ Co-Ordinator for Prontoport who attended the event said ‘this is tremendous recognition from the council for all the hard work and determination that has been put into the business and the diversification into other areas will allow us to grow even further’