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Briggs Marine Opens Three New Offices to Service Expansion

Hubs in Aberdeen, Liverpool and Canada to support continued business growth

Briggs Marine, a world leader in the provision of marine and environmental services, with 761 staff across the UK, has opened three new offices this year to support increasing new business, as well as growth within existing contracts across the business.

The company reported a turnover of £64.6m for the last financial year which is a 15% increase on the previous year’s performance.  Headcount has also increased by 50 people since December 2020. Briggs’ new UK offices in Aberdeen and Liverpool will operate as regional hubs to accommodate local growth as well as providing support to local projects, with the company’s HQ remaining in Burntisland, Scotland.

Screen Shot 2021 07 14 at 10.02.32 AMBriggs Marine Aberdeen Office

Foreshore Technologies, part of the Briggs group of companies, also opened new offices in British Columbia, Canada, last month to support its own growth and to provide space for its new workboat.

Briggs’ Aberdeen office now includes a dedicated training area and warehouse, and is set to support environmental response, staff training and consulting services, with 15 staff based there. Briggs’ North-West presence is bolstered by the new Liverpool office, conveniently located near the port, which will provide a regional hub for current partnerships, including Peel Ports and Stanlow Terminals. This office has further capacity to accommodate staff for the business’ ongoing growth.

Additional port services contracts and framework contracts for specialized subsea services have been a major success factor for the business over the last year. Briggs has been awarded new marine services contracts with Peel Ports London Medway and with Irish Ferries in Dover, as well as a renewed/extended mooring services contract in Liverpool. New-build projects are underway for five new workboats to support the Medway operation. Cable services framework contracts from Orsted, RWE and London Array were also awarded.

Having adapted swiftly to a new hybrid/remote working model and more stringent safety measures due to the pandemic, Briggs will draw on local talent as part of its recruitment drive for the new offices. To further reduce the company’s carbon footprint, the offices will serve as hubs for autonomous local management teams to save back and forth travel to the head office in Burntisland.

Rob Baker, General Manager, Marine Services at Briggs Marine said: “Our success builds on that of previous years, with new and existing clients who are looking for a professional marine services partner. Briggs’ mission continues to be centered around providing world-leading port and marine expertise.  We are also diversifying with new strategic areas of focus on offshore renewables and environmental sustainability, where we are outperforming targets significantly. Our port and marine services work on key contracts has bolstered this performance. The company’s can-do attitude, commitment, highly skilled team and high service standards are key to our success in the marine industry.”

Briggs’ environmental and health and safety initiatives also play a key part in this success. These include the recent recruitment of Scott Ward as Group HSE Manager and ESG efforts to lower the company’s carbon footprint, including a fleet renewal plan to introduce electric vans across its operations.

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