Moray firm signs up Shinty star in electrifying deal

Elaine McIntosh from Parklands with Kevin Thain (middle) and John Gibson of Thain Electrical. (pic: Jeff Holmes)
Elaine McIntosh from Parklands with Kevin Thain (middle) and John Gibson of Thain Electrical. (pic: Jeff Holmes)

A LEADING MORAY firm has struck a major new deal with a company owned and operated by a Highland Shinty star.

Thain Electrical, owned by Kingussie forward Kevin Thain, has entered into a deal with the Buckie-based Parklands Group.

Thain will provide laundry solutions and services to all Parkland’s care homes throughout Scotland – including their new £3.5million home in Grantown on Spey that received planning permission last month.

The deal is understood to be one of Thain’s most significant and underlines the continued rise of the group established by the international sportsman in 1996. Based in Aviemore the company has been tasked to fit Miele Professional Laundry Equipment in all of Parklands’ seven care homes at Buckie, Tain, Keith, Muir of Ord and Aberlour.

Owner Kevin Thain says the association with the Parklands Group is based on mutual trust and a shared ambition for high standards: “The Parklands Group is a major employer in the north, with further development plans in the pipeline to meet the big demand for private care across the highlands.

“All the group’s care homes are 5-Star facilities and, because they are committed to high standards for residents, they are prepared to invest in equipment that will give them the best results over the longer term. They are a benchmark for private care in Scotland and we are proud of our long-standing relationship.”

Elaine McIntosh, Operations Director at Parklands, says the company’s investment was based upon trust, care for its residents and a desire to go beyond the standards expected by care sector regulators.

She said: “We have worked with Thain Electrical for many years and like to stay with partners when it works well for us.

“The Miele Laundry systems we have installed across all of our homes give capacity, reliability and, with The Care Inspectorate focusing next year on infection control, it is important these requirements are taken care of.”