Managing Director of Ellon-based multi-discipline Engineering and Service Company SengS, Murray Kerr, has recently been announced as a finalist in two Entrepreneurial Awards.
Murray has been shortlisted as a Regional finalist for Scotland in the EY Entrepreneur of the Year Awards 2015.
He has also been nominated as a Finalist in the Emerging Entrepreneur of the Year Category for the Elevator Awards 2015.
Murray is no stranger in being a finalist in these awards with his company, SengS, previously winning the Business Success Under 3 Years Category at last year’s awards ceremony.
Murray said, “To be considered a Finalist in any award is a great achievement, but to be shortlisted as a finalist in two Entrepreneurial award categories is a fantastic opportunity. I have worked very hard for the last 3 years to take SengS from it beginnings, initially setting up the company and working from my kitchen table, growing the business into a highly profitable and sustainable company that now employs 18 staff.”
“Having left school at 15 with no qualifications, I began my career in the Royal Navy. Despite my lack of academic success, the Navy recognized my potential and supported me through a number of engineering qualifications that lead me to move into the Oil & Gas industry. In 2012, I established SengS to provide a unique approach to subsea engineering challenges as I recognised that my competitors did not offer bespoke solutions readily and that projects were often delayed or took longer to complete than was necessary. Unlike other subsea consultancies, SengS delivers turnkey packages to its clients – from the concept phase to aftermarket support”.
“I have learned a great deal in the last 3 years about myself and the challenges faced in setting up your own company. I believe that winning is a state of mind and success is creating your own opportunities”
SengS philosophy is to deliver a superior quality of products and services within reduced response times, focusing on reducing costs for the client.
To find out more about how SengS can assist your business with our range of services, please contact Neil Christie on 01358 720854 or visit www.sengs.org.uk