Since its introduction in 2022, EiB’s Scotland office has gone from strength to strength, and now the company’s expansion to Ireland is firmly in sight.
The Scotland team rapidly expanded with two bid writers, and recruitment for a bid manager is ongoing. With a modern office base in the heart of Edinburgh, the team offers clients a collaborative and flexible approach to growing their businesses.
In November 2022, the team branched out into the Northern Ireland and Republic of Ireland markets by appointing a bid management and business development lead in Belfast.
Operations Director for Scotland Gordon Wilson commented: “In just six months, we have tripled our dedicated work winning team in Scotland and kickstarted our growth in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland, with ambitions to expand further in the coming year. We have secured experience and talent from across all sectors, and our hybrid model champions work–life balance in the post-COVID world. Our pipeline of work is robust, with existing and new clients engaging us to support them in early 2023, tendering for opportunities in road, rail, energy, health and utilities. Having a team on both sides of the Irish sea enables us to navigate the nuances of the devolved governments and regulations. The local knowledge of local matters ensures we offer the best possible support to our clients.”
EiB has helped secure £1.4 billion worth of contracts for its Scotland and Ireland-based clients over the past ten years. This includes the Transport Scotland network management contracts, the Transport Infrastructure Ireland trunk road maintenance contracts, Edinburgh Trams and DIO Faslane. Our additional capability now offers local skills and expertise throughout Scotland and Ireland and onto mainland Europe. In recent months, the team successfully supported a Tier 1 joint venture consultancy to secure a major Transport Scotland infrastructure design tender. The team is currently undertaking client work to secure a major Scottish Highways scheme tender, offering support for a local authority opportunity and focusing on a large upcoming health sector bid.