Francis Brown Limited has announced that they have reached 100 employees. The company is based in Stockton in the North East and works to provide fabrications and engineering to their clients. Francis Brown has managed to hit this all time employee high after one of the most successful trading periods of operation and the company expect a growth of 30% in the company turnover.
The business focuses on design, fabrication, welding, machining, assembly and installation of a engineering solutions for a range of different sectors including oil and gas, chemical, renewable energy, nuclear and rail. The company is family run and was established in 1903. The business is in their fourth generation of family leaders and hires skilled workers who are highly knowledgeable of the industry in order to offer the best service possible to their clients.
Francis Brown employees include a variety of different trades people such as platers, welders, fitters, machinists and engineers who work together on a range of prestigious projects around the country. In spite of the challenges that have been faced by the oil and gas industry, Francis Brown has continued to develop by managing to expand their workforce to 100 people. This positive news is a glimmer of hope for the industry and allows Francis Brown the ability to make the most of the opportunities coming their way.
One of the prestigious projects that have been worked on by Francis Brown include the Greater Gabbard Offshore Windfarm which is the first offshore wind farm of its size to be built and is thought to be one of the largest in the UK.
The CEO of Francis Brown, Jamie Brown has noted that the expansion is great news for the company as well as the industry, as the first signs of recovery could lead to more expansion in the manufacturing area. Francis Brown are also widening their expertise looking to expand into new markets.