The Melgarve Substation by SSE plc and constructed by BAM UK & Ireland, situated near Lagan in the rugged Highlands of Scotland, stands as a remarkable testament to engineering ingenuity and environmental responsibility. This remote substation, located approximately 7 miles from the nearest highway, required a state-of-the-art solution to manage stormwater runoff and protect the surrounding environment.

Building infrastructure in such remote and extreme conditions is a formidable challenge. The substation needed a detention basin to manage excess water and prevent environmental damage. Traditional liners often faced puncture risks and water seepage issues. This is where Stratec GCL (Geosynthetic Clay Liners) Bentonite liners came into play.

Stratec Group, introduced Bentonite liners for the Melgarve Substation project. These liners are known for their exceptional strength and impermeability, offering long-term protection against groundwater seepage, even in harsh environments.


Sam Brierley

Marketing Director

Businesses I have worked for

Midwest Contracting

Tower Group

Reflect Promotional Products

Acure Safety


Sam has been involved in over 6 SME’s since graduating in 2011, with a focus on creating effective marketing plans and ensuring the efficient carrying out of the plans to achieve the targets and goals consistently. Sam puts emphasis on being driven and results focused by eliminating and removing what holds us back so that results can be achieved.

Key Areas of Expertise

  • Marketing
  • Sales
  • Leadership

Giles Clarke

Managing Director

Businesses I have worked for

Quin Global

Vola Global

Orca Hygiene

Customers I have worked with

Howdens, Hafele, B&Q, Headlam Group, Norboard, Likewise, Balfour Beatty, Bam Construction, RJ Mcleod, I&H Brown, Cala Homes and many more


Giles has been working with SME’s since graduating from school. Working throughout different areas of the business from sales and marketing development, sales and commercial management, operations, manufacturing and R&D to continually develop the business, delivering growth and company sustainability. Putting emphasis on targets, goals, and direction, to deliver the company strategy and develop its people and systems.

Key Areas of Expertise

  • Business Planning
  • Business Growth