Brought up on the Isle of Skye, Duncan MacPherson, a driven and single minded self-starter, quickly demonstrated the ability to put his skills and knowledge into practice.
Born with natural artistic flair and creative talent he began his own business in 2005.
MacPherson Signs was established after Duncan had worked within the sector for several years.
Following his decision to seek a change in career, he went on to study Civil Engineering at UHI Inverness after gaining invaluable experience within local contractors, where he was held in high regard.
Upon graduating, Duncan secured a position as Site Engineer at Balfour Beatty and worked on projects which included Kessock Bridge refurbishment, SSE’s high profile Beauly Denny 400kV transmission line, Tummel and Spittal Substations.
February 2015 saw Duncan proving his proactive and positive attitude once again as Global Infrastructure called on his services where he remains today, continuing to work on a number of prominent projects. Duncan’s business acumen has seen the development of infro.co.uk, which reports on energy, construction and infrastructure news in the north of Scotland.
He hopes to use his vast practical experience to implement a renowned platform for industry headlines for the months and years ahead.
Articles written by Duncan:
Balfour Beatty, the construction and infrastructure giant that built the Beauly Denny 400kV Overhead Transmission Line locally, has reduced its losses and announced today that it is confident their “Build to Last” programme was on track.
Construction apprenticeships across Great Britain are up 12% in the past year, reaching levels not seen since before the 2008 financial crisis.
Petrofac has been appointed as Duty Holder to support Anasuria Operating Company Limited (AOC), a UK joint venture formed between Hibiscus Petroleum Berhad (Hibiscus) and Ping Petroleum Limited (Ping). The arrangement is effective today in line with Ping and Hibiscus taking over as owner and AOC as license operator of the Anasuria cluster. The initial […]
With more than 40,000 visitors expected to attend London’s ExCeL, Ecobuild 2016 cements itself as the UK’s premier event for Innovation and sustainability in the built environment.
Over the next two years Schottel Hydro will deliver 16 Schottel Instream Turbines (SIT) with a capacity of 62 kW each to Sustainable Marine Energy (SME).
A young oil industry worker from the Outer Hebrides learned about Modern Apprenticeship opportunities from his careers adviser while still at school in the Nicolson Institute.
Workers, contractors and clients will be better equipped to demonstrate their on-site safety standard and consideration for the public, with a new star rating system.
Ryan Collie’s passion for fixing things, alongside his uncertainty about going to university, meant that the opportunity of a technical apprenticeship was not to be missed.
Working in the engineering industry is a family affair for Modern Apprentice Cheryl Pryde. The 21-year-old’s father, grandfather, uncles and cousins are all involved in the oil and gas sector and she grew up watching them fix things and learning how things worked.
To celebrate Skills Development Scotland’s (SDS) Scottish apprenticeship week at Infro, we will showcase one apprentice each day in a focused article.