Firm’s sales on the up

An oil and gas engineering firm from the county has increased sales against a backdrop of falling oil prices.

Ashington-based FES International, has seen an increase in their turnover of 35 per cent in the last 12 months, up to £14.97m.

FES managing director, Rob Anderson, said: “We are pleased to be able to report another profitable trading year despite the recent downturn within the oil and gas industry.

“This has been achieved by continuing to provide high quality services and goods to an expanding international client base, our ability to maintain this high quality has also enhanced our worldwide reputation.

“Whilst we expand our international client base we remain proud that we still maintain strong relationships over many years with our existing customers.

“Our strong footing in this industry and our healthy order book mean we are optimistic about the future.”