MDG Group expands, taking on new premises in Perth city centre

MDG Group, one of Scotland’s leading business cost consultancies, has taken on new premises in Perth’s city centre as part of the company’s planned expansion.

The new premises saw MDG Group’s team of ten staff take up residence in a new city centre office located on Tay Street in Perth, boosting the firm’s profile as a growing Perth business.

Last month saw the appointment of Annette Welch as a Director of both MDG Group and its sister company MDG Telecoms and has recently been nominated for a Perthshire Chamber of Commerce Business Star Award for Most Promising New Business.

Douglas Reid, Managing Director at MDG Group, said:

“Our new office premises are perfect for us, allowing us to expand as well as giving out team a convenient city centre base to work from with excellent public transport links. This is a new stage in MDG’s growth and development as a business and we are delighted to be making Perth city centre our base for future expansion.”

MDG Group specialises in business cost and energy consultancy, obtaining exclusive rates for business energy, water and telecoms contracts – in some cases saving their customers tens of thousands of pounds every year. Established in 1998, they offer businesses a free, no obligation review of their supply contracts and their only income is from commissions earned from savings their customers make. Put simply, their growth is driven solely by their ability to save hundreds of businesses thousands of pounds every year.

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MDG Celebrates Living Wage Accreditation


MDG Group, one of Scotland’s leading business cost consultancies, has been accredited by the Living Wage Foundation, in partnership with the Poverty Alliance, as a Living Wage employer.

The Living Wage commitment will see everyone working at MDG Group, regardless of whether they are permanent employees or third-party contractors and suppliers, receive a minimum hourly wage of £8.25 – significantly higher than the Government’s national living wage rate of £7.20 which came into effect in April 2016.

The Living Wage is an hourly rate set independently and updated annually. The Living Wage is calculated according to the basic cost of living using the ‘Minimum Income Standard’ for the UK. Decisions about what to include in this standard are set by the public; it is a social consensus about what people need to make ends meet.

Douglas Reid, Managing Director at MDG Group, said:

“Looking after your employees is as important as looking after your customers. We would not have a successful business without a team who enjoy coming to work and are able to meet the costs of living on a daily basis. We are passionate about generating cost savings for our clients and we completely understand the need for businesses to look after the bottom line, but that shouldn’t be at the expense of the people who matter most – your employees. It is reassuring to us to know that our team can just enjoy what they do without the stresses that can come with worrying about making ends meet.

“We are proud to show our support to The Living Wage Foundation by becoming a Living Wage employer.”

Peter Kelly, Director of the Poverty Alliance said:

“Congratulations to MDG Group on becoming an accredited Living Wage Employer. They have shown fantastic leadership in becoming the latest Living Wage Employer in Perthshire.

“It takes courage and foresight for a business to commit voluntarily to pay the Living Wage. We expect Living Wage Employers to reap the rewards of being seen to be fair dealing.”

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You’re Hired: Perth apprentice tops charts for business support


Christie Duff (21), a modern apprentice who works at Perth based MDG Group, has placed second in a nationwide contest run by computing giant Microsoft.Christie Runner up

The Microsoft Modern Apprentice of the Year attracted over 1000 entries with fierce competition to make it to the shortlist of just nine candidates from across Scotland. For the former Bell Baxter High School student, however, her 18 months’ tenure at MDG Group in Perth had stood her in good stead and she placed runner up in her award category of Business Support.

The Microsoft Modern Apprentice of the Year Awards recognise the importance of Modern Apprenticeships to Scotland’s economy. Each year over 25,000 people start a modern apprenticeship combining academic qualifications with on the job training. It is estimated by Skills Development Scotland that 92% of modern apprentices are still in full time work 6 months after completing their apprenticeship.

Christie’s route to Modern Apprentice started when she completed an SVQ Level 3 in Business Administration at Perth College and joined MDG under the watchful eyes of YouTrain, a Scottish based provider of training and apprenticeship solutions. Now, having worked at MDG Group for 18 months and completed her apprenticeship, Christie has already been promoted to the role of Account Manager within the business and is continuing her career progression working for one of Scotland’s leading business cost consultancies.

Managing Director of MDG Group, Douglas Reid, said:

“Christie was our first ever Modern Apprentice and she has really impressed us all with her energy and talent. She has made a real contribution to our business and we were not surprised she made the shortlist. We’re delighted she’s staying with us and we will continue to develop her talent as the company grows.”

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