New HQ for SMT
SMT CEO Martin White outside the company's new HQ
Safety Marine Training (SMT) has broken ground on a project to refurbish its newly purchased 20,000sqft headquarters at Glasgow Airport.
The company specialises in providing fire-fighting, sea survival, rescue craft and health and safety courses to the maritime, oil and gas, renewables and construction sectors.
Since it was founded in 2014 turnover has grown to around £2m with 22 full-time staff and 15 consultants.
The expansion will enable the range of courses offered to be expanded and the new HQ will also work in tandem with SMT’s survival craft training centre at James Watt Dock on the Clyde Estuary.
“We are investing to meet the demand for training here in Scotland with so many seafarers being based around the Central Belt,” said company founder Martin White. “At present, we run around 30 accredited courses and work with more than 100 clients issuing around 700 certificates a month. It is a very exciting time for SMT.”
The company has plans to expand to Merseyside and is actively pursuing new business in Singapore, the Far East, the United States, Europe and the Isle of Man.