James Currie, Managing Director of Currie Contractors in Cullen, who has taken up a position in the Safety, Training and Competency subcommittee and the PSRO Technical Review Group.
James has grown up in construction and Currie Contractors is a business he set up with his father in 2014. The business quickly grew and developed, gaining forestry work as well as plant hire. James also went on to start a training arm for heavy plant in 2016, making use of his skillset and meeting an unmet need in the area.
A member of SPOA for the last five years, he has a clear view about the industry and how we would like to change it.
Read more at https://www.spoa.org.uk/spoa-news/meet-james-currie
13-year-old Jamie, son of CEO, James Currie is following in not only his father’s footsteps, but also his grandfather, Ian Currie who founded the business with his first machine in 1976, long before young Jamie was born, or even before CEO James was born.
Young Jamie has just passed all his competence testing to become one of the youngest ever trained operators.
Read more in the following three articles
James Currie Managing Director of Currie Contractors has been in touch again to tell us that the machine has recently passed the 8000 working hours mark. James was also delighted to report that the machine has been a benchmark for reliability during its time on the firm, thanks in part to his main Doosan dealer Balgownie and their incredible service plan and back-up
From an early age most, young kids have a fascination with diggers, from Scoop Muck and Dizzy to Tractor Ted, these machines have a real impact on them especially young boys. A few years ago, I took my family to one of the Diggerland facilities in County Durham, where youngsters can safely enjoy driving machines, in a safe and controlled environment.
Based between Aberdeen and Inverness in the North East of Scotland, Currie Contractors have come a long way since the founder of the business Ian Currie, bought his first JCB digger for farm contracting work in 1976. Some 10 years later Mr Currie bought his first “rubber duck” a 2 year old Liebherr 912 which was to be operated by Gordon Durno who is still with the company to this day.