Business expansion
Location of affected unit(s)
Manufacture For Transport Equipment
Manufacture Of Other Transport Equipment
30 - Manufacture of other transport equipment

240 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
2 February 2007
Employment effect (start)
2 February 2007
Foreseen end date
1 May 2007


Marine and engineering services firm C and M Group has announced that it will create 240 jobs in the U.S and the U.K. 100 jobs will be created in Aberdeen, Scotland, whilst 140 will be created in the U.S. The move follows a management-led buy-out and restructuring. C and M, which aims to become a major global engineering company, has invested in a 14,000-tonne ice-breaker. Re-named the Ice Maiden, she is currently being converted into a multi-purpose support vessel capable of operating anywhere in the world. More than 60 of the new jobs will be for experienced marine crew for the Ice Maiden. C and M currently employs about 80 people in the UK and 60 in the US.

David Kellas, C and M's operations director, admitted that their recruitment drive would not be easy.

He said: 'With an extremely tight labour market, we know that finding experienced people will be very challenging.'

'Nevertheless, we believe that C and M offers a unique proposition being a small, dynamic but rapidly-expanding company.'


  • 2 February 2007: BBC News


Eurofound (2007), C and M Group, Business expansion in World, factsheet number 64902, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/64902.