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What we offer

We exist to support ambitious organisations through our investment and board-level participation. Our expertise lies in business growth in manufacturing and service provision, specialising in oilfield services, engineering, environmental and plant & equipment. Taking our own extensive experience into account, we create and help implement strategies with a focus on internationalisation, mergers & acquisitions, funding and growth.

People and values

Everything Garrick Group does is underpinned by our own experience as business owners who have worked closely with banks and private equity companies.

We understand the process from the perspective of both owner and investor and provide practical support and leadership, whether through acquisition or investment.

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Ronnie has over 30 years of global energy industry experience and has played an integral role within a number of technology-focused companies. His strong track record of internationalisation and export in both the onshore and offshore markets has been gained through role as CEO.

Starting his career with BP working at the Grangemouth oil refinery in Scotland, Ronnie has successfully led a number of M&As, including inward investment in a global oilfield service firm (TWMA) by Lime Rock Partners in 2007. As CEO, he continued to lead the company through international expansion in regions including the US, Norway, Middle East and Europe until his exit, following the successful sale to Buckthorn Partners in 2017.

He currently sits as a non-executive Director on the investor board of TWMA.

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Davie started his career in Shetland as an apprentice plant mechanic and has gained years of experience both on- and offshore. Playing a key role across multiple disciplines, Davie has been integral in building the capabilities and global reach of oil service businesses within the energy sector.

Following a merger to form TWMA, and subsequent investment by Lime Rock Partners in 2007, Davie exited the business in 2017 following a sale to Buckthron Partners and continues to sit as a non-executive Director on the investor board.

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Douglas has over 25 years’ experience in directing businesses through acquisitions, disposals, funding and private equity. As Finance Director, Douglas led a global oil services firm (TWMA) from a privately-owned SME to become an equity-backed £50million turnover organisation with 550 staff. Douglas now aims to use his financial and commercial track record to assist businesses with a desire for growth

Additional areas of expertise include legal disputes and resolutions, disposals, funding, property management and insurances. Douglas has completed the Non-Executive Director Programme at the University of Edinburgh Business School and Institute of Directors.

Garrick Group acquires MRDS

Drilling services company, MRDS, founded in 2015 was acquired by the group to enhance the company’s position globally and to enable the MRDS to grow into new markets including renewables and decommissioning.

Douglas Garrick said: “MRDS has built up an impressive reputation in the oil and gas industry for its drilling repair services and is a solid platform for the business to grow into global markets which is where we aim to take it. The company has continued to thrive through the pandemic which is testament to its loyal customer base and impressive track record and we look forward to working with the team.”

GARRICK GROUP completes its first investment

We are delighted to announce Garrick Group’s acquisition of Spirotech Aberdeen Limited (subsequently re-named Spiral Services Limited)- co-investing along with Neil Thomson who will also take on the role of CEO. Having worked with Neil previously, we are confident that his industry track record and expertise will help build the opportunities for Spiral Services, on a domestic and international basis.

London-based Real Transfers (UK) Ltd

Garrick Group is delighted to announce its second acquisition reinforcing its focus on diversification and offering to different markets. The team has invested into London-based Real Transfers (UK) Ltd ( along with co-investor Ozcan Ahmet who will also take on the role of Managing Director.

Ronnie Garrick said: "Our commercial expertise, specifically in the global market, will support Real Transfers with its growth aims and we are excited to be part of the opportunities the market holds for us. We are looking forward to extending our fleet and also expanding into other regions by replicating our service that is focused on a high standard of passenger transport in luxury vehicle."

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