|Cairnhill works with a wide range of major construction and civil engineering companies, including Laing O'Rourke, Miller Construction, Raynesway, Doosan Babcock, Expanded Structures and the Dunne Group.
The company has created some of the most significant steel structures in Scotland including the pergola at the Scottish Parliament, the Forth Bridge Toll Canopy, and the headquarters of East Renfrewshire Council in Paisley. It has also won contracts from the Ministry of Defence to widen the Rosyth naval dockyard in Fife.
Under Sanderson's stewardship, Cairnhill has built a solid order book with yearly turnover of about £8m despite the protracted recession that has ravaged the broader economy. "It has been hard work," he said, pointing out that sales in the early days of the company were only £350,000 a year.