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Balmoral Group

Established in 1980 by chairman and managing director, Sir James Milne CBE, Balmoral Group Holdings Ltd is a privately owned company comprising several operating divisions.

Balmoral Comtec specialises in subsea buoyancy, flotation, insulation, elastomer and renewable energy products while Balmoral Tanks provides water and wastewater solutions to the anaerobic digestion, civil and environmental engineering sectors. Balmoral Park is the Group’s property development and management arm.

At Group HQ in Aberdeen the company has invested in a pioneering subsea product design and manufacturing facility that includes laboratory, design engineering, production, project management and testing facilities that are unrivalled in the industry. The £20m+ Balmoral Subsea Test Centre opened its doors in 2018.

Balmoral Tanks designs and produces efusion® and digestore® epoxy coated and concrete tanks respectively for the water, wastewater and anaerobic digestion markets. A new factory in South Yorkshire, representing a £10m+ investment, was commissioned in 2018. The company also operates a highly specialised design and manufacturing business in South Wales that provides hot press GRP and steel sectional tanks as well as cylindrical steel tanks for the global water storage and fire-fighting sectors.

Balmoral Park Ltd is the company’s property development division. Covering some 18 acres Balmoral Business Park in Aberdeen is home to three auto dealerships; Audi, Mini and Nissan, and features a 40,500sqft high-specification office pavilion.

These businesses are run by defined management and operations teams that are wholly responsible for their unit’s profit and loss activity. All are dedicated to the company’s philosophy of innovation and continuous improvement.

Balmoral Group HQ, Aberdeen

Group HQ, Aberdeen

Balmoral Tanks, Llantrisant

Balmoral Tanks, Llantrisant

Balmoral Tanks, Thurnscoe

Balmoral Tanks, Thurnscoe

Sir James S Milne CBE, DL, DHC, Hon DBA, Hon FRIAS

Sir James established Balmoral Group in 1980 with just five employees designing and manufacturing glass reinforced plastic products. Today, employing approximately 700 people, the privately-owned company provides design and manufacturing solutions to the global subsea, renewable energy, civil and environmental engineering sectors.

Sir James is a member of Entrepreneurial Scotland, Fellow of the Scottish Council for Development and Industry (SCDI) and Chairman of the Friends of ANCHOR, a fundraising body which supports cancer care and research at Grampian University Hospitals NHS Trust.

He was awarded the CBE in 1994, received an honorary doctorate from Aberdeen’s Robert Gordon University in 1999 and was made Burgess of Guild in the City of Aberdeen during 2004.

Sir James became Deputy Lieutenant of Aberdeen City in January 2007 and received a Degree Honoris Causa from the University of Aberdeen in 2008. In 2011, he was inducted into the Entrepreneurial Exchange’s Hall of Fame and, in 2013, was made Honorary Doctor of Business Administration by Edinburgh Napier University.

Aberdeen Chamber of Commerce granted him Hall of Fame entry in 2015 while the Press and Journal awarded the same honour in 2016. The Entrepreneur of the Year award was presented to Sir James by Entrepreneurial Scotland in November 2016 and he became an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland in 2018.

In 2019 Subsea UK presented him with an Outstanding Contribution to Industry accolade and in the Queen’s Birthday 2022 Honours List he was awarded the honour of Knight Bachelor for services to business and charity.

Jim’s interests include gardening, the Scottish countryside, field sports, football and Formula 1 racing.

James S Milne, Balmoral Group

Company values

The values described below apply to employee relationships with all customers – whether that is within Balmoral Tanks or with the company’s highly valued client base.

Customer focus Leading and working together as a team to deliver high quality products on time at the best possible price with no surprises
Respect Treating clients and colleagues as we wish to be treated ourselves, with respect and decency
Integrity Reliability, flexibility, honesty, openness and fairness. Supporting clients and colleagues at all times with a focus on the common end goal
Accountability Being proactive in setting and achieving objectives. Taking responsibility in one’s role and enhancing the company reputation at all times
Innovation A commitment to the company’s philosophy of innovation, continuous improvement and clear communication, internally and externally
Motivation Maintaining a focus on aligning efforts and energy to achieve common goals, ie, successful projects. Constantly seeking to add value
Balmoral Tanks staff

Company awards

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awards for innovation, performance and customer satisfaction since 1986

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Scottish Offshore Achievement Awards

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Queen's Awards for International Trade

2022

Northern Star Business Awards: Inspiration from Innovation winner

2022

2019

The EIC National Awards: Service and Solutions winner

2019

Northern Star Business Awards: Inspiration from Innovation winner

2019

2018

Northern Star Business Awards: Highly Commended Business of the Year

2016

Northern Star Business Awards: Overall Business of the Year winner

2016

2015

Scottish Business Awards: International Business of the Year

2015

Press & Journal Gold Awards: Innovation of the past 50 years: Winner

2015

2015

The Queen’s Award for Enterprise: International Trade

2012

The Queen’s Award for Enterprise: International Trade

2012

2019

The EIC National Awards: Collaboration winner

2010

The Queen’s Award for Enterprise: International Trade

2010

2010

SCDI Award for Outstanding International Achievement

1998

Scottish Offshore Achievement Awards: Overall Performance Award

1998

2001

Scottish Offshore Achievement Awards: Innovative Technology Award

1994

Scottish Offshore Achievement Awards: Special Commendation Award

1994

1989

Scottish Offshore Achievement Awards: Overall Performance Award

1986

Scottish Offshore Achievement Awards: Overall Performance Award

1986

1991

Scottish Offshore Achievement Awards: Overall Performance Award

Business awards listings

2019, Jan Business Insider Top 500: ranking 93 (62)
2018, July Business Insider Top 50 Offshore Service Providers: ranking 9 (8)
2018, Jan Business Insider Top 500: ranking 62 (55)
2017, July Business Insider Top 50 Offshore Service Providers: ranking 8 (15)
2017, June The Sunday Times International Track 200: ranking 113 (81)
2017, April The Sunday Times Profit Track 100: ranking 14 (7)
2017, Jan Business Insider Top 500: ranking 55 (188)
2016, Oct The Sunday Times Top Track 250: ranking 203 (-)
2016, Aug Business Insider Top 50 Offshore Services: ranking 15 (39)
2016, June The Sunday Times International Track 200: ranking 81 (140)
2016, April The Sunday Times Profit Track 100: ranking 7 (-)
2016, Jan Business Insider Aberdeenshire Top 100: ranking 42 (188)
2016, Jan Business Insider Top 500: ranking 188 (220)
2015, Aug Business Insider Top 50 Offshore Services: ranking 39 (-)
2015, Jan The Sunday Times International Track 200: ranking 140 (-)
2013, Feb Business Insider Top 500: ranking 121 (135)
2012, July The Sunday Times Fast Track 100: ranking 39 (-)
2012, May Scotland PLC Awards: Outstanding Co. of the year, runner up
2012, April The Sunday Times Profit Track 100: ranking 20 (-)
2012, Jan The Sunday Times International Track 200: ranking 39 (39)
2011, May The Sunday Times International Track 100: ranking 39 (45)
2010, May The Sunday Times International Track 100: ranking 39 (45)

Sir James S Milne CBE, Founder, Chairman and Managing Director

2022 Knight Bachelor for services to business and charity
2022 Honorary Vice Patron of the Braemar Royal Highland Society
2019 Subsea UK Outstanding Contribution Award
2018 Honorary Fellowship of the Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland
2016 Entrepreneurial Scotland: Entrepreneur of the Year
2016 Press and Journal Gold Awards Hall of Fame entry
2015 Aberdeen and Grampian Chamber of Commerce Hall of Fame entry
2013 Honorary Degree, Doctor of Business Administration, Edinburgh Napier University
2011 Entrepreneurial Exchange Hall of Fame entry
2010 Ernst & Young Scottish Entrepreneur of the Year Finalist
2008 Degree Honoris Causa from the University of Aberdeen
2007 Deputy Lieutenant of Aberdeen City
2007 Fellow of the SCDI
2004 Burgess of Guild in the City of Aberdeen
2000 Junior Chamber Aberdeen: Grampian Industrialist of the Year
1999 Honorary Degree, Doctor of Business Administration from RGU
1998 The Alick Buchanan-Smith Memorial Award for Personal Achievement
1994 Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (CBE) award

Balmoral Group career zone

Balmoral Group employment application form

Balmoral Group application form

Balmoral Tanks employment application form

Balmoral Tanks application form

At Group HQ in Aberdeen the company has invested in a pioneering subsea product design and manufacturing facility that includes laboratory, design engineering, production, project management and hyperbaric testing facilities second to none in the industry.

In Thurnscoe, England and Llantrisant, South Wales, Balmoral Tanks runs a highly specialised design and manufacturing business providing hot press GRP, steel sectional tanks, cylindrical steel tanks, epoxy coated steel tanks as well as concrete tanks for the global water storage, wastewater processing and fire-fighting sectors.

Balmoral Business Park is setting the benchmark for Aberdeen’s south side developments and provides – through the quality of accommodation on offer, the prominence of the site, and calibre of the landscaping – occupiers with an ideal location for their business.

Individual business units, Balmoral Offshore Engineering, Balmoral Tanks and Balmoral Business Park, are run by defined management and manufacturing structures that are wholly responsible for profit and loss activity.

The Group is committed to a policy of continuous improvement providing best in class products on a global basis.

Please note: Balmoral Group does not offer 'offshore positions'.

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