Alan Savage founded the Orion Group in 1987. As a mechanical technician, he worked his way through the engineering ranks. Following a stint as a sales and marketing consultant, he formed the Orion Group to provide personnel to the booming engineering sector. Based in Inverness, Orion Group employs 375 staff across its 57 worldwide offices and manages more than 4,000 contractors annually throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East and Asia Pacific. The awardwinning Group now operate across a number of industry sectors; Oil & Gas, Nuclear, Rail, Office & Commercial, Renewables, IT, Mining, Construction and the Sciences. Savage is a former chairman of Inverness Caledonian Thistle Football Club.