Like any organisation our people are, without doubt, our greatest asset. We introduce you to our leadership team and key client contacts here but there are many, many, more people within the company that makes it what it is today.


Jim Milne
Sir James S Milne CBE


Sir James Milne established Balmoral Group in 1980 with just five employees designing and manufacturing glass reinforced plastic products. Today, employing more than 600 people, the privately-owned company provides design and manufacturing solutions to the global subsea, energy, civil and environmental engineering sectors.

Sir James is a member of Entrepreneurial Scotland, Vice-Chairman of the North-east Committee and Fellow of the Scottish Council for Development and Industry (SCDI) and Chairman of Friends of ANCHOR, a fundraising body which supports cancer care and research at Grampian University Hospitals NHS Trust.

It’s all about teamwork at Balmoral. We all have strengths and weaknesses and it is important to recognise this and work together to achieve what has to be achieved.

Jonathan Smith
Jonathan Smith
Sales Director

Joined Balmoral in 2014

Jon’s experience, gleaned since the 1990s, provides a wealth of expertise to clients and colleagues.

Having started his career in the industry as an estimator, Jon has a deep understanding of how to add value to clients’ business requirements through the best possible application of our unrivalled portfolio of products and services.

Our key focus is on delivering great customer service each and every time. We firmly believe ‘service’ is what sets us apart in the marketplace. Here, at Balmoral Tanks, we value, respect and appreciate all of our clients – their business comes before ours.

Martin Wright
Martin Wright
Finance Director

Joined Balmoral in 2019

Martin is a professional accountant (FCCA) with vast experience in a range of industries including manufacturing, supply chain, engineering, and education. This wealth of expertise is put to good use in his FD role at Balmoral Tanks.

Allan Joyce
Allan Joyce
Managing Director

Joined Balmoral in 1995

Mr Joyce’s experience is in sales and marketing management coupled with direct manufacturing experience in the plastics and engineering industries. Allan has an MBA and holds fellowship status within the Chartered Management Institute and Chartered Institute of Marketing as well as the Institute of Directors.

Chairman of the Rotational Moulding Group within the British Plastics Federation for four years, Allan also chaired the Alliance of Rotational Moulding Organisations for a further four year period.

Simon Scott
Simon Scott
Export Sales Director

Joined Balmoral in 2016

Simon’s experience is in export business development and establishing distributor networks in overseas territories. Having worked in the liquid storage sector since the early 1990s, Simon specialises in specification selling, territory development and relationship management.

In addition to living in the UK, UAE, Singapore and Vietnam, Simon has travelled to over 60 countries during his career.

A truly mutual business partnership can only be forged when all parties have a common interest in succeeding together. People make a business successful; not paperwork

Simon Scott
Norman Ross
Business Development Director

Norman has 40 years of expertise in the building services industry, specialising in the field of water storage tanks.

Having worked across several different areas within Balmoral, Norman has built an extensive knowledge of sales, site services contract management, and business development. Describing himself as being a highly focused, customer service orientated individual, Norman has always promoted the 'customer experience' as the company's number one priority when dealing with Balmoral Tanks.

We firmly believe that customer service is one of the greatest differentiators and, whilst product quality must be second to none, it is the experience of making it easy and enjoyable when purchasing from Balmoral Tanks that will always make the biggest difference

Bill Main
Bill Main
Group Deputy MD and Financial Director

Joined Balmoral in 1997

Previously a partner in KPMG’s Aberdeen office, Bill is a CA and has a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Edinburgh University. He is heavily involved in the general management of the business and, in addition to Group finance responsibilities, also oversees the company’s IT infrastructure.

Balmoral engenders a great loyalty within its workforce. This loyalty works both ways and is a huge benefit to the organisation and our clients as a whole.

Gary Lockwood
Gary Lockwood
Operations Director, Llantrisant

Gary has enjoyed a career across the defence, aerospace and electronic sectors where he has held responsibility for engineering, operations, programme management and business development.

He is a time served electrical engineer and achieved an ONC & HNC in electrical electronics before undertaking further qualifications in personnel management, continual improvement and LEAN, more recently completing an APM PMQ.

Cheong Tsang
Cheong Tsang
Operations Director, Thurnscoe

Cheong received his BSc in production engineering and management from Strathclyde University and, from there, has followed a career in engineering and manufacturing.

He has held various management and directorial roles in design/development, quality/process control, production and operations and has worked extensively in the UK, China and Germany.

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