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Blargoans Ltd

Contact: Theresa MacGregor


Tel: 01847 851 200

Fax: 01847 851 837

Blargoans Ltd
Corner House
KW14 8XD


With almost 40 years combined experience working in the Nuclear and Oil & Gas industry providing Engineering Fabrications, Technical Support, and Installation Expertise as well as the supply of personnel to both industries, Martin and Jim Nicolson founded Blargoans in 2009.

With Jim’s vast knowledge of the Nuclear and Oil & Gas industries, the duo recognised a gap in the market in the North of Scotland for Industrial Supplies, Plant and Equipment and thus Blargoans Ltd was opened with a view to bridging this gap through not only the supply of industrial plant, tools and equipment but also Suitable Qualified and Experienced (SQEP) personnel.

Using contacts built up through years of supply, their aim is simply to provide the customer with what they require at the most competitive rate available. Blargoans strive to provide customers with knowledge and experience of plant, tools and equipment suitable for the unique processes carried out on the Dounreay site. This has been built up over many years backed up by a passion for service and the will to source good quality products, always at a fair price.

Martin’s background is as a time served Mechanical Technician, serving the trade on the Dounreay Nuclear Site from 1986 – 1990 with UKAEA and continuing as a tradesman until 1994 before joining the family Engineering company, remaining on the Dounreay Site for the next 14 years as the company’s site manager. Like his father before him, Martin gained vast experience and understanding of the equipment/consumables needed by the various plants to complete both routine and bespoke tasks after working at the coal face for so many years.

Blargoans continue to strive to offer the personal touch with face to face support to customers across Caithness and beyond. Their trading philosophy is simple and effective, committing to customer care and prompt delivery, offering a comprehensive range of products and services at competitive prices.

Blargoans have four main divisions of supply, Recruitment Agency/ Direct hire of labour, Industrial Supplier , IT Support & Minibus Hire.

Recruitment Agency/ Direct hire of Labour

Blargoans provide a service of Temporary and Permanent Personnel to the Engineering, Office & Commercial Industries, growing at a manageable rate now employing in excess of 30 people to local companies.

Industrial Supplier

Blargoans prides itself in providing a quality, cost-effective and value added service and earned BS:EN:ISO:9001:2008 international standard of quality in January 2013. Everything provided is manufactured for the UK and carries CE approvals where required, we offer a comprehensive range of products and services, all competitively priced.

Products Supplied

Included but not limited to Mechanical Consumables, Metal Working Tooling, Measuring Instruments, Abrasives, Hand Tools, Power Tools, Adhesives & Lubricants, PPE, Janitorial, Machinery, Electrical and Instrumentation Consumables, Vehicles, Ariel Platforms, Welding Equipment, Ferrous/Non-Ferrous Metals, Rubber & Plastics, Fasteners & Fixings, Timber, Ironmongery, Stationary, Building Supplies, Fencing Materials, Safety equipment/clothing.

IT Support

Blargoans are now offering friendly, local IT Support as part of their portfolio to homes and businesses. We can assist with computer repairs, upgrades, broadband and network installations, advice, training, as well as PC, tablet and laptop sales.

As a small business ourselves we understand the reliance on IT equipment in today’s busy environment, sometimes the knowledge required to know what’s possible or how to resolve PC issues can seem like a minefield and slightly overwhelming.

With 15 years’ experience many queries are resolved in a single visit, we also provide ongoing support packages tailor made to your requirements. All levels of support requests welcome from minor queries and faults, to expanding or updating your current PC’s, servers, phones /networking systems.

Minibus Hire

Blargoans have four off Ford Executive 16 passenger seat minibuses and one off Luxury Mercedes midi coach complete with tables, privacy glass and DVD monitors

All events catered for including, airport travel, executive hire, sporting and social events, any UK destination undertaken.