Join us at A Proctor Group Ltd in Blairgowire where we will meet the Scottish family business owner and get to know more about what they do and how this great Scottish family business have become the success that it is today.
March 23, 2016 3.30pm Blairgowrie
Innovation runs through the Proctor family since its earliest records, dating back to the 1600’s. The family originally manufactured textiles and supplied flax to Scotland’s mills. This progressed to agricultural products, then finally to the supply and fabrication of insulation products in the 1960’s. Throughout the 1960s and 70s, Alistair Proctor and his brother Herbert grew this small family business into a nationwide supplier.
Joining the group in 1982, Alistair’s son Allan Proctor continued this expansion, introducing a range of innovative vapour permeable membranes, all of which are still manufactured in Scotland today. In the 1990’s, Allan Proctor - working closely with Universities, development centres, and most importantly customers – developed the company portfolio further. Today, the group’s diverse range of building and construction solutions also encompasses ground gas protection membranes for contaminated sites, acoustic solutions for refurbishment and new build developments, and natural timber cladding, treated to provide unrivalled warranties in both commercial and domestic applications.
In the early 2000’s, a focus on establishing export markets and global partnerships gave this once small family business a truly international presence, competing head to head with some of the largest manufacturers in the world. Such partnerships continue to be developed, supplying products with performance characteristics to rival many market leading manufacturers in a wide range of countries.
Since taking over in 2012, current Managing Director Keira Proctor has continued to build on the groups traditional values of trust, honesty, hard work and innovation from very same desk where her father and grandfather once ran the organisation. Alongside consolidating the company’s market leading position, Keira has led the drive to expand into new market sectors worldwide. By applying the groups extensive knowledge and experience with construction materials to other industries, stronglinks have been forged in the rail infrastructure and oil and gas markets, and the company is now driving towards automotive, marine and military sectors – modifying the unique properties of products utilised in buildings to provide solutions to the many different problems our diverse customer base faces.
The business continues to grow and be recognised for its achievements, winning the Scottish Family Business of the Year and Manufacturing Family Business of the Year Awards in 2015. Join us in Blairgowrie for a tour and personal insight into the family firm from Managing Director and FBU Scotland Ambassador, Keira Proctor.
Spaces for this event are limited so please do book early to avoid disappointment.