Edinburgh-based self-storage and warehousing business Len Lothian Ltd. has appointed Alasdair Muir to its board as executive chairman. Muir has a background in sales and marketing. In 2004, he created the Horsetiger Ltd., a consultancy firm specializing in the business development of small and medium enterprises.
Formed in 1964 by Leonard Lothian, the family-owned company is managed by brothers Douglas and Alistair Lothian.
“I’ve been working with Len Lothian on various projects now for several years and have been really impressed by their ambitious yet well balanced plans for the future,” Muir told STV Edinburgh. “We’re operating in tough economic times, and the Lothian brothers have been very good at adapting to these conditions. However, we believe that the market will turn for the better and that it’s a great time to expand.”
The brothers said they have aggressive plans for Len Lothian, involving organic and strategic acquisition growth.
Len Lothian was an early adopter of self-storage, bringing it to the Edinburgh market in 1992. It expanded into Glasgow in 2000. The company, with offices in Granton and Sighthill, boasts 400,000 square feet of storage space spread across five warehouses.