Gaia-Wind is cited as a fast-growing private firm

Gaia-Wind, a manufacturer of small wind turbines, has been ranked as the fastest-growing private company in Scotland and as eighth in the UK in the Fast Track 1000 league table.

In just a few years the manufacturer, based in Glasgow, has grown into a major producer and exporter of Scottish-manufactured farm-scale turbines.

The citation in the annually published Fast Track 100 said: ‘Under chief executive Johnnie Andringa, sales have grown 168 per cent a year from £348,000 in 2008 to £6.7m in 2011.’