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PRESS RELEASE: AIS COMMENT ON UK ECONOMY

Friday 25 July 2014

Our Position

Advanced Industrial Solutions has certainly felt the strength of business confidence and expects to double turnover year-on-year. It’s not just about turnover though, with the completion of our state-of-the-art Offshore Survival Training Centre, we are investing heavily; £2.5m in this project alone. This has already created 25 jobs and will create another 25 jobs over the next 18 months, comfortably doubling our workforce. Finally with more projects in the pipeline, including the imminent launch of an onsite, offshore themed hotel, AIS is certainly Raising Its Game.

Paul Stonebanks Comments:

“Today’s figures are great news for Britain and the North East. We are delighted Advanced Industrial Solutions has been able to contribute positively to the economic recovery and we are still growing; Along with investment in our facilities, we are creating jobs and upskilling our existing workforce.

“We have invested more than £2.5m in state-of-the-art facilities on North Tyneside, cementing the North East’s reputation as an accessible and affordable training location for industry as well as the global oil, gas, wind and maritime sectors.

“Meanwhile increased business confidence is allowing us to invest more heavily in our people. AIS Group has created 25 new jobs so far this year and plans to take on an additional 25 people within 18 months, doubling our workforce. This investment includes hiring a number of apprentices which we see as critical to the rejuvenation of British industry.”

Paul Stonebanks, Managing Director, Advanced Industrial Solutions

www.aisgroup.co.uk / 0844 800 1810

Notes to Editors

Key Media Contact: Charlie Guthrie: 07921 844 901 / charlie.guthrie@aisgroup.co.uk

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AIS Group

  • Launched in 2007 as a manufacturing business from Paul’s Conservatory
  • Now on a 150,000sqft site on the Tyne Tunnel Industrial Estate, North Tyneside

Investment so far in 2014:

  • A £2.5m state-of-the-art Offshore Survival Training Centre
  • World-class onsite hotel for delegates “The Hotel by AIS”
  • Award winning restaurant

AIS Training

25 jobs have been created this year, with a plan to create an additional 25 jobs within 18 months.

Courses include:

  • Rope Access
  • Rigging and Banksman
  • Offshore Survival
  • Fire Fighting
  • Medical

AIS Technical

Manufactures high-specification, award winning products to the global offshore, energy, petrochemical and heavy industry sectors.

Advanced Industrial Solutions are the leading provider of specialist thermal and passive fire protection (PFP) insulation systems.

  • Our technical products are used in 20 countries worldwide
  • 40,000 jackets are manufactured annually in North Tyneside
  • 80% of our UK manufactured jackets are exported

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