Following the success of ISG’s Middle East hospitality project at the Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates in Dubai, Managing Director at ISG, Alan McCready, discusses the businesses future goals.
What are the expansion plans for ISG’s Middle East business?
“In this market – in Dubai – our priorities will include leisure and entertainment. This segment is really starting to take off for us. What’s more, we can grow these operations out of our existing activities within the hospitality sector. We have created a food and beverage (F&B) team to target fit out contracts at hotel-branded signature restaurants and other leisure and entertainment complexes.”
Is the focus just on F&B, or does the team have further plans?
“We’re exploring expansion within the field of specialist engineering services, which is seeing a growing demand. When I say ‘specialist’, I’m talking about sophisticated, high-end property assets that require building management systems (BMS) and precise controls.”
What are some of the projects the team could work on?
“This could relate to critical systems in a bank, a medical facility that requires a new generation of equipment, or buildings owned by blue chip companies. Essentially, complicated facilities that require expanding, modifying or upgrading.”
Alan further explains that although ISG is earmarked for expansion, they will continue to follow a level-headed approach to regional growth. “Our strategy is to identify segments that require complex, technical know-how, and establish ourselves as specialists within those areas. This approach can be difficult, but ISG Middle East is up to the challenge.”
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