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Millar Callaghan: The Very Best in Value, Service and Innovation

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Millar Callaghan Engineering Services

Irvine-based company, Millar Callaghan Engineering Services Limited, was founded in 1999 by David Millar and Roy Callaghan. They are a community spirited company who have been thriving for 20 years in a highly competitive market and have vast experience of structural steel fabrication. This experience allows them to take on a wide range of engineering tasks, from the design and manufacture of simple portal frame buildings, to more complex projects involving pharmaceutical stainless-steel pressure vessels, road and rail bridges, extending all the way to high profile projects such as strengthening and jacking up the Forth Road Bridge.

The company currently turnover £7 million per year and have secured a full order book which will keep them busy through to August 2019 and beyond. It is no coincidence that Millar Callaghan has become renowned for its high-quality workmanship and customer satisfaction along with its innovative and pioneering approach to providing fabrication solutions. This is a feature of the business that was recognised by First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, who awarded the company the People's Choice award in London in 2016, for its technical input and round the clock work to re-open the Forth Road Bridge ahead of schedule, after its unexpected emergency closure in December 2015. The company also put in excess of 1000 tonnes of steel in the towers at the new Queensferry Crossing and were invited to the opening of the new bridge with Her Majesty the Queen.

Members of the BCSA (British Constructional Steelwork Association), the company have a whole list of various quality accreditations: ISO 9001 :2015, ISO 14001, ISO 18001, RISQS, RQSC, NHSS 5a & 5b and NHSS 20 and were also one of the first businesses in Scotland to achieve CE Marking accreditation (European Quality Standard) to execution class 4, the highest class achievable.

But Millar Callaghan are not just about structural engineering. They are also keen to build bridges with their local community and, of course, invest in their workforce. In partnership with North Ayrshire Council, the company took part in an innovative pilot programme (the YES Scheme) designed to help young people into employment. In June 2014, the then First Minister, Alex Salmond visited the company's Irvine workshop to roll out the £80 million nationwide scheme across Scotland. The programme proved such a success that Millar Callaghan invested in and permanently employed six young local men, one of whom, Stefan Robertson, now operates as the company's Quality Engineer. Always keen to invest in their workforce and develop talent, their office manager, Vivienne McQuade, started an Honours Degree in Business Management at Glasgow Caledonian University in September. The company also recently sponsored two local primary schools, St. Luke’s and Corsehill Primary, both in Kilwinning and will donate safety packs to each and every pupil in the schools to help educate the children about various aspects of safety.

 Since the founding of the business in 1999, David and Roy have made a decision and ongoing commitment to establish Millar Callaghan Engineering as the reliable and trustworthy contractor of choice by its clients. This has been accomplished through continued investment in workforce and plant to achieve the accreditation and recognition required to compete at the very highest level in the construction industry.

Millar Callaghan’s success can be measured in the high volume of repeat business that they continue to secure and by the exclusive partnerships they have formed with some of the country’s leading construction companies, something that they are confident will continue into the future.


Posted on Wednesday 21st November 2018