Member Profile: Darrell Bate, Marine Society and Sea Cadets

Member Profile: Darrell Bate, Marine Society and Sea Cadets

In this month’s edition of  our ‘Member Profile’, we spoke with Darrell Bate from the Marine Society & Sea Cadets, Britain’s oldest, and the leading maritime charity for youth development and lifelong learning… Can you tell us about Marine Society and Sea Cadets (MSSC)? Marine Society is Britain’s oldest maritime charity, dating back to 1756, […]

Member Profile: Ben Pym, EMS

Member Profile: Ben Pym, EMS

Danielle met with Ben Pym to find out what the story is behind new-start, south coast business ‘EMS’;   Can you tell us about Engineered Marine Systems? Engineered Marine Systems (EMS) is based in Southampton, UK. We specialise in marine systems design, working with naval architects, shipyards, OEMs, owners, and operators. Our business offering is […]

Member Profile: Adrian Birkin, Vulkan Industries

Member Profile: Adrian Birkin, Vulkan Industries

Following the inaugural WA golf day, Adrian Birkin spoke with us to tell us more about the man behind the UK business   Can you tell us about Vulkan? Vulkan is one of 21 subsidiaries of the Vulkan group, Vulkan is family owned and market leader in couplings for ships with approximately 1400 people worldwide. […]

Member Profile: Jack Deverell, Thamescraft dry docking

Member Profile: Jack Deverell, Thamescraft dry docking

Based in the centre of London, on the Greenwich Peninsula. Thamescraft has been servicing the Thames fleet since the 1980’s, but more recently the company has been working further afield…   Can you tell us about Thamescraft? Thamescraft was set up as a boat yard on The River Thames nearly 40 years ago by my […]

Member Profile: Tim Greenwood, Alpha Marine

Member Profile: Tim Greenwood, Alpha Marine

Danielle spoke with Tim Greenwood to find out about the Wicklow based workboat operator Alpha Marine   Can you tell us about Alpha Marine? Alpha Marine is a tug, workboat and marine services company based on the east coast of Ireland in Wicklow – just south of Dublin. We own and operate two tugs and […]

Member profile: Karl Birgir Björnsson, Hefring Marine

Member profile: Karl Birgir Björnsson, Hefring Marine

This month we spoke to Karl Birgir Björnsson of Hefring Marine to understand their history and why they joined the Workboat Association.     Can you tell us about Hefring Marine? Hefring Marine is an Icelandic deep-tech company that offers advanced maritime solutions to professional fleet operators. Their flagship product, IMAS, is an on-board AI […]

Get to Know: Danielle Metcalfe, WA Communication and marketing Officer

Get to Know: Danielle Metcalfe, WA Communication and marketing Officer

In this month’s Newsletter we are getting to know Danielle Metcalfe, who has recently joined the Workboat Association on a part-time basis whilst also working for Carmet Tug Company…   What is your career background? After leaving school I went to Liverpool Hope University to study teaching and after 3 years I decided to tell […]

Member Profile: Taras Pavlyuk, AST Applied Telematics

Member Profile: Taras Pavlyuk, AST Applied Telematics

Harvey Tebay caught up with Taras Pavlyuk of AST Applied Telematics to find out more about his background and his role within the organisation   What is your career background? I completed a degree in Business Computing and took a year travelling in 2009. I started my sales career working for an insurance broker Adrian […]

Member Profile: Rob Wanless, Rix Shipping Company

Member Profile: Rob Wanless, Rix Shipping Company

  What is your career background? After two years in farming after leaving school, I joined John H Whitaker (Tankers) who operated twenty-five tanker barges on the river Humber involved in the transportation of fuels and bunkers. After ten years I moved to the JR Rix Group selling fuels, then routing and planning the barge […]

Member Profile: Vikrant Bharat, Vessconn Maritime

Member Profile: Vikrant Bharat, Vessconn Maritime

One of the Workboat Association’s newest members, Vik Bharat gives us an insite into his business – Vessconn Maritime. – Can you introduce us to Vessconn Maritime? VM is a company which offers transparent connections and collaborations between multiple stakeholders; like vessel operators and the providers of supplies, services and training. Contributing towards the continued […]

Team Profile: Harvey Tebay

Harvey Tebay joined the Workboat Association on secondment from Maritime UK this January, we find out more about him and his work for Maritime UK. What is your career background? I only recently joined the maritime sector, having just finished my master’s in public policy at University College London. Whilst at UCL I focused my […]

Member Profile: Owen Preece, Cedar Marine

Member Profile: Owen Preece, Cedar Marine

Harvey caught up with Owen Preece to ask about his new business, Cedar Marine and his background.   Can you introduce us to Cedar Marine? Cedar Marine was founded in late 2020 and was established to supply maritime organisations with the tools they need to realise an environmentally sustainable future. Cedar Marine operates as an […]