Early in his career, Alan Savage worked his way through the engineering ranks as a mechanical technician. Then, following a stint as a sales and marketing consultant, he formed Orion Group in 1987 to provide personnel to the booming engineering sector. Based in Inverness, Orion Group employs more than 400 staff worldwide and manages more than 4,000 contractors annually throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific. The award-winning group now operates across a number of industry sectors: oil and gas, nuclear, rail, office and commercial, renewables, IT, mining, construction, and the sciences. Savage is a former chairman of Inverness Caledonian Thistle Football Club.