A CAMBUSLANG business is set to increase its workforce.
PV Solar UK Ltd currently employs 12 people in its office and have announced that the number will rise to 20 by the first quarter of 2011.
And the solar energy company are optimistic about the future.
Director Doug Wilkie said: “This is an extremely exciting time for our business and we’re determined to get more people to experience the benefits of solar energy.
“We’ve got a fantastic workforce and the more we grow, the more opportunities there will be for us to create more jobs locally.”
The company offers a nationally-dedicated Solar Photovoltaic (PV) design, supply and installation service, specialising in provision and installation of all the equipment necessary to convert daylight into electricity, using silicon solar cells, which are normally located on the roofs of homes and buildings.
The business has announced significant growth since starting up earlier this year. Louise Burnett and John Jackson from the company’s bankers, The Royal Bank of Scotland, joined Doug to mark the event at the company’s new head office in Cambuslang.
Since the introduction of the government’s `Feed in Tariff’, the company has a seen a turnover of £4m in the first five months of trading.
PV Solar UK was established after receiving backing from the Royal Bank and has branch operations throughout the UK including the south-east of England, the Midlands and Wales.
The bank provided funding to assist in the setting-up of the business and continues to assist with the future development and growth of the business.
The company was created by entrepreneurs Robert Skillen and Doug Wilkie, who, having sold their previous company Aquashield Roof Protection Ltd, decided to establish this new venture.
Louise Burnett from RBS added: “Doug and Robert bring incredible experience and expertise to PV Solar and our support reflects their outstanding commitment and professionalism.
“It is never easy to establish a new business, particularly in challenging economic times, but Doug and Robert represent all that is good about the entrepreneurial spirit which exists in Scotland.”