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Culloden joinery business moves into new home

By Calum MacLeod

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IBI Joiners' new home at Brackley.
IBI Joiners' new home at Brackley.

A former food-stop and restaurant near Inverness has been given a new life as the headquarters of a city joinery firm.

The high profile site at Brackley near Gollanfield lies just off the A96 Inverness-Nairn road and will give IBI Joiners an easily accessible new base.

Founded in 2004 and incorporated in October 2010 IBI Joiners predominantly operates across the Highlands, Islands and Moray, providing a variety of joinery services for a range of domestic and commercial projects.

Recent years have seen IBI develop into a building and construction company delivering construction and commercial property projects in partnership with local developers, sub-contractors and house-builder firms.

The firm will move from its previous home in Culloden into the refurbished 5014 sq ft premises, which was latterly a restaurant. This comprises three separate units, one of which is now the firm’s office base. The other two units, which are set to have a complete refurbishment, will shortly be available to rent.

Brian Innes, founder and director of IBI Joiners, said: “We’re really proud to relocate to a site with high-footfall as we grow our business offering and start to expand into larger and more ambitious construction projects.

“Despite several challenging months, we look forward to welcoming back our team, celebrating our 10th official birthday and continuing to develop and grow as a building and construction company.

“We’ve heard that there has been a lot of talk within the community about what the once popular food-stop was going to become and we’re hopeful that our new premises is welcomed by new and existing customers.”

And how it looked before work began.
And how it looked before work began.

IBI Joiners was enabled to make the move through a £255,000 funding package from Royal Bank of Scotland.

Gavin Maxwell, relationship manager at Royal Bank of Scotland, said: “In response to its growing customer base, supporting Brian and the team to fund the purchase of their new HQ has been rewarding as it embarks on the next chapter of its growth.

“IBI Joiners is a popular and well-respected business within the north of Scotland and we’re confident that it will continue to thrive.”

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