A total of 20 new jobs are being created after civil engineering and groundworks contractor Kilmac announced the opening of a new office in Dunfermline.

The move, to support the company’s recent expansion, comes as the firm approaches its 20th anniversary.

Eighteen months ago, the Dundee-based company announced it was entering into an Employee Ownership Trust.

Founders Richard Kilcullen and Athole McDonald have welcomed finance director Julie Scobie, construction director Liam Wilkie and bid director James Wilson to key roles in the expanding business.

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The in-house promotions formed part of the succession planning blueprint for the company and the board are delighted with the move into Dunfermline.

Athole said: “The new office on Pitreavie Business Park represents a significant investment for the future and comes in the wake of securing several new prestigious clients south of the Forth and across the Central Belt.

“The Dunfermline office will be the base for 20 members of staff from within our 170-strong operating team.”

Richard added: “One of our key ongoing projects is the ground-breaking £100 million plus Dunfermline Learning Campus, which is the biggest Passivhaus project in Europe and seen as a standard bearer for the Scottish Government’s Net Zero Public Sector Building Standard.

“The company’s expansion reflects the ambitions for Kilmac in the medium to longer term."