Entier are proud to announce that award winning employee Shane Pirie, who joined the company at the age of 16 on our apprenticeship scheme, has been appointed to our leadership team in the position of Operations Director for our Remote Sites Global division.

Peter Bruce and Shane Pirie

Shane was recognised earlier this year at the Aberdeen & Grampian Chamber of Commerce Northern Star Business Awards, where he won the accolade of ‘Rising Star’ and was previously highly commended in the 2021 NFU Mutual’s Inspirational Young Persons Award.

Originally joining our ‘Fresh Olive’ apprenticeship scheme in 2013 as a trainee chef, he excelled during his apprenticeship. Shane’s determination shone from an early stage and whilst he enjoyed being a chef he was keen to learn more about Entier’s business operations. To further develop his career in 2017 Shane joined our Remote Site’s Global division, which specialises in providing catering, hospitality and hotel services solution to the energy, renewables and natural resources industry across the world as a trainee Operations Manager. Shane successfully completed this traineeship before becoming Operations Manager for Marine clients globally.

During his time as an Operations Manager Shane mobilised contracts worldwide which has seen him work in Brazil, America, Denmark, France, Norway, Iceland and Namibia.

Speaking on his appointment Shane Pirie said “I never imagined at 16 I would ever have the opportunity to become a manager let alone be successful in becoming a director before the age of 30. Entier’s apprenticeship and development programmes have allowed me the opportunity to develop a broad range of business acumen skills and experiences whilst providing me with exposure to operating internationally. As I join the leadership team, I look forward to working with my colleagues and the industry to further develop our solutions for energy, renewable and natural resources clients worldwide.”

Chief Executive Officer, Peter Bruce said “I’m immensely proud of what Shane has accomplished through his time at Entier. Shane’s determination to succeed stood out from the start of his career journey with us. As we looked to further strengthen our leadership team Shane was a natural candidate to become our Operations Director within our Remote Sites Global Division. Shane will help oversee all of our energy and natural resources operations managers and work with the team to support all of our clients worldwide.”

Peter Bruce and Shane Pirie at Entier HQ

This is the second member of the Entier Family to start as a 'Fresh Olive' Apprentice and become part of our leadership team. In October we announced that Euan Rennie had also been appointed to the leadership team in the position of HSEQ Manager.