Managing Director and founder of The McInnes Group
Meet Lachlan McInnes, founder of the McInnes Group and current managing director. Lachlan set up McInnes Plumbing and Heating back in 2010, after been made redundant from his own OFTEC apprenticeship. Undeterred by the set back, Lachlan paid to complete his apprenticeship, duly qualified and worked hard building up a clientele for the business. As a result, the firm has gone from strength to strength over the last five years.
In 2013 Lachlan identified a gap in the market and founded McInnes Renewables Ltd. Since then Lachlan has remained committed to renewable energy options and is passionate about offering customers cutting edge technology at affordable prices.
Lachlan’s commitment to cutting edge technologies, his attention to detail and his reputation for a quality finish, has helped the McInnes Group build solid foundations as a trustworthy and reliable firm in Scotland, in both plumbing and heating installations and renewable energy options.
Lachlan's achievements to date have been recognised by winning Business Development Award in the Young Professionals Green Energy Awards 2016.
Meet Scott Murray. Scott, who is originally from Inverness, has a BA (Hons) degree in Business. With over a decade of project management and business development experience, Scott is an experienced senior manager. Scotts experience ranges across public, private and third sectors, working with the highest performing businesses (local, national and international) within the area, and project managing multi-million (£25m) construction projects.
As commercial director, Scott is responsible for and represents the McInnes Group at public events and oversees all of the McInnes Group tender work. Scott is the customer-facing director, and his expertise lies in overseeing marketing activity, finance, contract delivery and identifying new business opportunities for the McInnes Group.
Scott is a keen cyclist and runner, raising money for local charities. Scott is also a board member for the Inverness Chamber of Commerce.
Meet Ian Williamson, one of the original employees of the McInnes Group. Ian has over 14 years of expertise within the plumbing, heating and renewable energy industry. After completing his apprenticeship, Ian built his vast experience and knowledge by submerging himself within the industry, working on numerous projects. His experience spans across all aspects of heating technologies including gas, oil, solid fuel and renewable energy.
As operations director, Ian’s main role within the organisation is to carry out technical surveys, project manage installations and quality control. Ian manages the various teams of electrical and plumbing engineers .
Meet Fraser McInnes. Fraser is the youngest brother of managing director, Lachlan McInnes. Fraser is now a director within the firm, ensuring it stays a firm family affair. Fraser is passionate about renewable energy and enjoys learning about and installing cutting edge systems.
Fraser is very much a 'hands-on' director, being on the tools.
“My experience was first class from start to finish! Maybe this has a lot to do with the contractors (McInnes in Inverness), But they turned up to every appointment made on time, were polite and professional.”