Alan Savage formed Inverness-based Orion Group in 1987 to serve the booming engineering sector. The award-winning group now operates across a number of industry sectors — oil and gas, power and utilities, energy, rail, IT, mining, office and commercial and construction and infrastructure — placing over 4,000 contractors every year via its offices throughout Europe, the Americas, the Middle East, Asia Pacific and Africa. In the last three years, Orion has supported and donated over £1.5 million to worthwhile projects and charities. Early in his career, Savage worked his way through the engineering ranks as a mechanical technician followed by a stint as a sales and marketing consultant.