SCOTGRIP INTERNATIONAL announces the appointment of new chairman George Yule

SCOTGRIP INTERNATIONAL - the industrial safety and anti-slip flooring specialists - has changed its name and made a significant strategic appointment as it prepares for major UK and international expansion.

SCOTGRIP (UK), which celebrates its 30th anniversary this year, has rebranded as SCOTGRIP INTERNATIONAL and successful Aberdeen entrepreneur George Yule has invested in the company and been appointed Chairman.

Since its formation in 1991, the privately owned company has built its reputation — and a strong and loyal customer base — on high quality products and excellent customer service.

“We believe there is tremendous potential to expand both in the UK and internationally,” said Yule, who has enjoyed an illustrious career in the offshore energy sector, spanning almost four decades.

The former executive vice chairman of Aberdeen Football Club, he is a previous recipient of the prestigious Grampian Industrialist of the Year award and was recognised in 2020 by the University of Aberdeen with an Honorary Professorship for his support and contribution to entrepreneurism and academia.

“SCOTGRIP INTERNATIONAL provides a range of safety related services and anti-slip industrial flooring products for the energy sector. As well as our UK locations, we have satellite offices in Houston, Bangkok, and Stavanger. We are now planning to expand into the West African, Middle East, and Asia-Pacific regions."

“The fact that the company celebrates its 30th anniversary in 2021 speaks volumes for how well it is regarded by industry and its customers, many of whom have been with SCOTGRIP since 1991."

“We are confident there is scope to take our high standards and range of innovative products all around the globe, not only in the offshore energy sector but also in industry sectors such as renewables, maritime and pharmaceutical plants — in fact anywhere where slips, trips and falls are an occupational hazard. In doing so, we have every opportunity to grow our sales revenue by as much as 40% — to £2.2 million — in 2022.”

Ralph Prise, Managing Director of SCOTGRIP said: “George is highly respected in the Scottish business community with a proven track record of growing businesses globally. Having shared our plans to expand our business, client list and staffing, we are delighted that he has agreed to join us. Despite the impact of COVID-19, 2020 was a satisfactory year for SCOTGRIP (UK). Nevertheless, we felt it made practical sense and was good timing to rebrand the business in accordance with SCOTGRIP INTERNATIONAL’s global growth aspirations.”