Inaugural Company Awards

For the first time, Global Marine Systems Limited, has hosted its own awards ceremony. Designed to reward and recognise outstanding achievements of employees and projects right across the business, nominations were made by peers throughout the company. 

The company Mission Statement; “To be the first choice provider of global offshore marine engineering services, recognised by our customers for our commitment to quality in everything we deliver” and core values; Respect, Achievement, Accountability and Results formed the basis of the awards that were held in June at Vaulty Manor, Maldon.

One hundred and nineteen people were present for the evening and included colleagues from Singapore, Portsmouth, the fleet and recently acquired CWind.

Congratulations to our award winners:

ACHIEVEMENT: Awarded to Stuart Wilson, Route Engineering Manager, to recognise innovation in the workplace. His nominations described him as a positive, professional person, who inspires confidence with his exceptional knowledge about the business.

EXCELLENCE: This particular award was created to recognise an individual who has exhibited outstanding dedication and commitment to their role; delivering on goals by being results focused and uncompromising on the quality of their performance.  Our winner, Steve Holden, Maintenance Account Director, was awarded for showing an extensive knowledge in his field, outstanding dedication and incredible passion and enthusiasm.

RESPECT: Awarded to the travel team; Alex Askew and Gary Rayner; who were described as ‘courteous’, ‘professional’ and ‘supportive’ and for whom ‘no request is too much trouble’.

ACCOUNTABILITY: Presented to Dave Dunk, Jointing Instructor, for his infectious enthusiasm, positivity and regular contributions to charity, both in work through fundraising activities and commitment to supporting colleagues and outside of work running external sporting clubs and events. 

SAFETY: Safety is at the core of Global Marine’s business; demonstrated by the RoSPA Order of Distinction held by the company in recognition of 16 consecutive years of outstanding occupational health and safety results.  This award, collected by Captain Shaun Beal, went to the team on board of the vessel Cable Innovator for an outstanding safety record and for delivering challenging projects consistently. 

TRUST: Awarded to Darren Lam, in his role as Senior Project Manager, for this his commitment and dedication to the job, working to build strong relationships both offshore and onshore. 

EXTRAORDINARY ENGINEERING: This award recognised the extraordinary engineering feat involved in the dry tow of the company’s vessel Networker to Alaska for the currently active Quintillion project.  Andy Lloyd, Installations Director, explained, “We’ve never done anything like this before, it was a huge achievement shows how well we can pull together as a team.”  The team included: Michael Finnerty, Hamish Yates, Richard Jones, Andy McAreavey, Paul Thomas and Sarah Morris.

DIRECTORS’ CHOICE AWARD: Chris Butler, Shallow Water Manager/Solution Design Manager, received this award having been nominated from across the business in three separate award categories.  He was noted for his ability to inspire others around him and time-and-time again deliver for the business using innovative approaches to overcome technical challenges.