Scottish Enterprise Awards 2023

SME News | Scottish Enterprise Awards 2023 | 76 Best Emerging Diesel Equipment Maintenance Firm 2023 Independent Glasgow based company Ethical Engineering provides repair and servicing work for diesel air compressors and diesel generators. With years of professional specialist knowledge of internal combustion machinery, the company offers flexible and customisable services for customers across a range of industries in Scotland and Northern England. Ethical Engineering rises to the challenge of providing both short and long-term ethical servicing solutions for industry-wide machinery, aiming to fully discern the wants and needs of its customers throughout this practice. To realise this aspiration, the company uses intrinsic sector knowledge, specialist tools and manufacturers software, and a breadth of experience to deliver a comprehensive service. It prides itself on open and honest communication, site visits, and work that is efficiently executed and to a high standard. Director and Engineer Christopher Chapman explained how he came to set up the company. As an engineer trained in both the theoretical and practical application of mechanical and maritime engineering, he possessed a range of experience both at sea and within the hire industry. He decided to put these skills to good use in his own company, whilst fostering a service based on ethical considerations. The company falls within the broad category of engineering but is happy to serve clients across numerous diverse industries. This includes construction and hire, road-marking, and agriculture, to name a few. Ethical Engineering’s specialist knowledge is also emphasised through its subcontractor partnership with Doosan Bobcat UK, which has been in place since December 2022. Ethical Engineering is grounded in technical expertise and is devoted to improving standards and expectations across the board, and its very presence is providing greater options for local companies with diesel air compressors and generators. It embodies principles that set it apart from many of the larger engineering companies on the market, and these are practically applied in the service of each individual customer and their machines. It does this by providing customers with services that are bespoke to them, whilst also being able to cater to the needs of national hire companies. Moreover, it is supportive of small companies who require work on machinery appropriate to their scale, ensuring effective site visits that meet their needs; something larger companies often do not have the time or inclination to cover. Other aspects of Ethical Engineering’s business extend to its organised and proficient processes, administration and data security. As a proud Scottish company, there are several ways Ethical Engineering hopes to support the local economy. Firstly, it is now happy to be able to offer work within the region, having just taken on an administrative assistant along with future plans to take on additional engineers – all aiming to align with living wage initiatives and fair work principles. Secondly, Ethical Engineering is also able to offer mobile services that are particularly convenient to the mixed geographic Scottish locations it serves. This means that it can offer access to servicing and repairs to everyone that needs it. Lastly, it is also proud to work with trusted Scottish-based suppliers, thus playing a hand in their own growth stories, and positively supporting the regional and national economy. Ethical Engineering has been named as Best Emerging Diesel Equipment Maintenance Firm 2023 in the Scottish Enterprise Awards. Well done to it on its rapid rise to success, and the very best of luck with future endeavours that help continue this upward trajectory. Company: Ethical Engineering Web Address: Contact Name: Christopher Chapman Email: Phone: 0141 674 3212 “Since starting the business last year, I have gained repeat work with reputable customers and partners, and I am very proud of this and how much the business has grown in this time. However, the ethical component that sits behind the company is what I am most proud to represent.” - Christopher Chapman, Ethical Engineering