04 August 2014

Leading energy industry service company Fisher Offshore, part of James Fisher and Sons plc, has underlined its commitment to continued growth with the appointment of a new managing director.

  • Fisher Offshore appoints new managing director
  • Business demonstrates commitment to growth with development of integrated offshore equipment and services offering
  • Continued expansion underpinned by strong leadership team and on-going investment

Jack Davidson has been promoted from the role of operations director to lead the business as it prepares for the next phase of an ambitious strategy. With extensive experience in the oil and gas sector, he has played an important part in driving Fisher Offshore forward and implementing an integrated service offering since joining the company in 2012.

“We are delighted to confirm Jack’s appointment as managing director of Fisher Offshore and we look forward to continuing to work closely with Jack to ensure the business maintains its strong growth trajectory.” enthused Aidan Douglas, group operations director for James Fisher and Sons plc.

Fisher has built a strong track record as a specialist in lifting, deck machinery, fluid solutions, subsea tooling and excavation. Working with operators in the North Sea and worldwide, the north-east firm has made significant investment in equipment to cater for increasing global demand.

Jack Davidson said: “I’m enthusiastic about the opportunities ahead for Fisher Offshore and delighted to be working with an experienced, knowledgeable and talented team as we build on the strong foundations already in place. Fisher Offshore’s reputation was built on expertise in winches and hoists but a tremendous amount of work has been put in to widen that offering and we are now in the position of being able to provide a broad range of specialist services, equipment and skills in an integrated package.  We are actively providing turnkey solutions worldwide and forecast continued growth, supported by on-going investment. That investment will be made not only in equipment and innovation but also in our commitment to developing and building the Fisher Offshore team.”

The expansion of the company’s subsea tooling department was a focus in the first quarter of the year (2014) and was followed in Q2 with the completion of a £2 million investment programme to bring fluid solutions to the heart of the integrated offering.

Fisher Offshore’s dedication to excellence has also earned it international recognition through the ISO 9001 award for quality standards, the ISO 14001 accreditation for environmental practices and OHSAS 18001 for health and safety through the global certification body DNV.