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Partnership deal between north-east training companies is finalised

By Kyle Ritchie

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North-east training and competency consultancy, Ann McRobb Associates, has signed a partnership agreement with Array Training.

The newly announced deal will see the two companies working together with a focus on maximising efficiency and driving long-term safety solutions.

The collaboration will combine their services to deliver the full scope of non-destructive testing (NDT) training and competency, as well as providing Ann McRobb Associates’ global customer base access to Array Training’s technical knowledge and expertise.

Dyce-based Ann McRobb Associates was founded in 2012 and delivers a range of accredited, in-house competence courses onshore and offshore.

Ann McRobb, director of Ann McRobb Associates and Ray Wilson, managing director of Array Training.
Ann McRobb, director of Ann McRobb Associates and Ray Wilson, managing director of Array Training.

Direcotr Ann McRobb said she is delighted to welcome Array Training as an associate to support her clients in their NDT training and competence requirements.

She said: “The signing of a NDT training partner marks a significant milestone for Ann McRobb Associates and represents a key addition to our existing training, competency and compliance portfolio.

“Our agreement with Array Training is an effective way of leveraging outstanding global industry experts.

"To tap into this shared network, along with Array Training’s unparalleled technical knowledge, will be invaluable as we continue to strengthen and develop our scope of expertise.

“I look forward to working with Array Training to support their wider training, competence and compliance requirements.”

Formerly known as Rigmar Training Centre, Aberdeen-based Array Training, established in 2015, provides global NDT training courses and examinations to over 27 countries.

Managing director Raymond Wilson has built his experience and reputation across the industry over the past 30 years.

He said: “Our skillset is closely aligned with Ann McRobb Associates’ service offering and we look forward to maximising this opportunity to bring a number of subject matter experts together to focus on improving and developing the field of NDT training."

Mr Wilson, who is also the chairman of the North East Branch of the British Institute of NDT, said the amalgamation of the diverse skills created by this partnership is a rarity among UK industry and demonstrates the importance of best practice in training and competency.

He added:“With global investment in infrastructure and renewable energy continuing to rise, the importance of NDT in the energy industry, from manufacturing right through to the continuation of asset maintenance, is as critical as ever.

“We welcome this agreement with Ann McRobb Associates to facilitate our business with expert consultancy advice.

"Combined with the technical support we can offer, along with our credible reputation and access to reputed trade and inspection bodies, we look forward to a productive partnership with Ann McRobb Associates to further cement Array Training as leaders in the field of NDT training.”

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