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Showing pelican articles with the tag: 'Company news.'

Under the Surface with:

Ashley Mawby, Asia Pacific regional director, discusses Fendercare Marine.

Under the surface with: Justin St George

As Strainstall expands its Singapore operations, we meet its latest recruit.

All-new excellence under the sea

It's been a busy year for James Fisher with asset acquisitions and the formation of James Fisher Subsea.

Mojo Maritime merger

James Fisher further strengthens its offshore renewables capabilities with the acquisition of Mojo Maritime Ltd.

Running high

Success at the London marathon for Fendercare and Strainstall.

The graduation game

The search is on to find great young talent for the future.

A partnership out of Africa

Subtech Group joins James Fisher!

And the winner is: JFN!

James Fisher Nuclear beat 900 other companies and has confirmed its place at the forefront of the industry by scooping three accolades at the 2014 Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) Supply. Chain Awards.

Merchant Navy medal for John Grant

Special recognition was given to John Grant for his 35 years working for James Fisher and commitment to his role training officer cadets.

Hats of to Hatti - JFN Engineering

JFN engineering apprentice, Hatti Sonley has been nominated as a finalist in the Nuclear Supply Chain Apprentice Award, and is now in the running for this year’s National Apprentice Awards.

Young talent shines bright

This month marks the end of the first year of apprenticeship for Ryan Peacey, 17, Ben Marshall, 18 and Craig Morgan, 23 who were lucky enough to be selected to work with the Strainstall team at Cowes.

Digging deep

James Fisher and Sons plc (JFS) and KDM Marine have joined forces to create James Fisher Mass Flow Excavation Ltd (JFMFE).

Under the surface with: Ian Moore

Introducing Ian Moore, 47, business development manager at James Fisher Nuclear’s NDT division.

Strainstall Saudi subsidiary

Following a run of successful contract wins totalling some £1.3m, Strainstall Monitoring is setting up a wholly owned subsidiary in Saudi Arabia, one of the fastest growing construction markets in the world.

Testconsult joins James Fisher group

Market-leading provider of material, pavement and foundation testing services Testconsult, is the latest addition to the James Fisher family.

Mimic’s twofold triumph

Mimic, the condition-based monitoring software and services arm of the James Fisher group, has just been awarded two great new contracts.

View from the helm

Introducing Mike Howarth, the new managing director of Divex and James Fisher Defence.

Andy Brunton MBE

Andy Brunton has been defence business development manager at Divex since late 2010, having previously worked for the company as an ISS Technician.

US debut for acclaimed remote handling system

James Fisher Nuclear (JFN) presented two papers at this year’s prestigious annual Waste Management Conference, hosted in March at Phoenix, Arizona.

Fisher’s expansion continues

The global reach and ambition of the James Fisher Group has been underlined by the opening of four new facilities over recent months – in the United Arab Emirates, Colorado, USA, as well as closer to home in Manchester and Glasgow.

Strainstall growth success in SE Asia

When Jasper Lee joined Strainstall in 2012 as general manager of the south-east Asia branch, Strainstall SEA, he set out to re-focus the organisation on a vibrant ‘can-do’ mind-set – a strategy that is helping deliver impressive results.

Strainstall sponsors marathon endeavour

The prevention of childhood cancer is a subject close to the heart of James Fisher’s Nicola Morrow.

Mary Rose revisits Barrow

A living link with the company’s heritage visited Fisher House in Barrow in November 2013.

Osiris - strength in depth

The acquisition of Osiris Marine Services by James Fisher has brought additional subsea engineering, diving and ROV capabilities, as well as lending further expertise and value to the group’s activities in the offshore renewables sector.

ScanTech gears up for growth in well test support

ScanTech Offshore is making a significant investment in the expansion of a manufacturing base and workforce to support customer requirements as well as satisfy increased demand in the global well testing market sector.

Fendercare celebrates 25 year anniversary

Fendercare Marine celebrated its 25th year in 2013, marking a quarter century of growth and commercial success.

Getting in the swing for a good cause

A good time was had by all when James Fisher Nuclear (JFN) employees took to the green and hosted a charity golf day in aid of Alice’s Escapes; a Cumbria based charity dedicated to providing free holidays for families with a seriously ill child.

The Rowlands family visit Number 10

Fendercare Marine’s marketing executive Paul Rowlands and his family were invited to a reception at Number 10 after raising £50,000 for charity.

RMSpumptools heads to the hills for charity

Since its inception in 1996 the Caledonian Challenge has become one of the biggest events in the charity sports calendar. More than 15,000 people have taken part and helped to raise a staggering £12 million for charity.

New fleet director for JF Everard

With career experience that ranges from nuclear submarines to merchant shipping, Neil Burns brings a strong and impressively varied CV to his new role as fleet director for James Fisher Everard.

Pedal power

James Fisher group finance director Stuart Kilpatrick has signed up for an unusual charity challenge this summer – pedalling through the night along a course that takes in some of London’s most famous landmarks.

Prolec recognized for engineering innovation and efficiency

Prolec achieved considerable recognition at the inaugural Plantworx Awards for Innovation, a new event to celebrate the best new products in the UK construction equipment industry.

Russian success

Recently Divex landed a significant contract in Russia, to supply a deep saturation diving system to the Russian admiralty.

James Fisher acquires Divex

James Fisher and Sons plc has strengthened its global presence in the marine engineering industry through the purchase of Divex Ltd, a leading supplier of diving equipment to the offshore oil industry and related sectors.

James Fisher Defence pedals for charity

On Sunday September 9th, a twelve person team from James Fisher Defence took part in the ‘Pedal for Scotland’ charity cycle ride, covering the 47 mile route between the cities of Glasgow and Edinburgh.

Prestigious award for James Fisher Trainee

This year, the Maritime and Coastguard Agency’s prestigious Cadet of the Year award has gone to Lizzie Dykes of James Fisher.

The Sir John Fisher Foundation

The Sir John Fisher Foundation is a charitable trust established in 1980 by Sir John Fisher and his wife Lady Maria Fisher, aimed at supporting good causes in the area surrounding the company’s headquarters in Barrow-in-Furness.

Freedom of the City for Captain Rod

Congratulations are due to Captain Rod McDonald, Fleet Inspector (Marine), of James Fisher Shipping Services who in a ceremony at London’s Guildhall, was admitted to the Freedom of the City as a Freeman of the Honourable Company of Master Mariners.

Tim Harris retires as Chairman

Tim Harris retired as chairman of the Company, and was succeeded by Charles Rice on 1st August.

Fundraising torchbearer

Congratulations are due to Paul Rowlands of the Fendercare Marine marketing team who was selected to be an official Olympic Torchbearer on 4th July.

A Day in the life: Claire Hudson

Fendercare group marketing manager

James Fisher gets pedalling

A team from JF Subsea and Fendercare embarked on an impressive 70 mile charity bike ride in aid of the Big C charity.

Fundraising at new heights

Fundraising taken to new heights to raise money and awareness for CLAN, a cancer support charity.

Raising money is a stroll for JFMS

A team from JFMS and Galloper Offshore Wind Farm participated in a coastal walk in order to raise money for the East Anglian Air Ambulance.

Season's greetings from the Pelican team

Best wishes for Christmas and the New Year!

Young painters of the world

James Fisher Shipping Services has launched an international children's painting competition.

Under the surface with: Simon Sanderson

We meet Simon Sanderson from ROTOS 360 the wind turbine specialist company which has just joined the James Fisher group.

Art under pressure

JFD makes creative use of the National Hyperbaric Centre for an innovative project.

Young maritime scientist in the making

Subtech is expanding its bursary provision to support young women studying for maritime careers.

Fresh water for Western Ghana

Fendercare Marine Ghana is helping to provide safer drinking water for local communities.

Celebrating 170 years

2017 marks the 170th anniversary for the James Fisher group.

Under the surface with: Fabiana Teixeira

Under the surface with: General manager with ScanTech Offshore South America.

Frank torques himself into the record books

Strainstall’s business development manager, Frank Rose, set a new world speed record – putting Frank in the record books.

Mojo Maritime’s ‘Bees Brothers’ rally for the bees

A James Fisher employee is driving 4000 miles to West Africa and across the Sahara Desert in an old car to raise money for charity.

Best wishes for Christmas and the New Year!

We wish you all a very merry Christmas and a happy New Year!

Shipping success

James Fisher Everard Logistics controller Jessie Pyatt has successfully completed her Institute of Chartered Ship Brokers exams.

Top teamwork by the 'Meldrum Mechs'

JFO has been helping to inspire young people considering a future in the marine and offshore industry.

Crawling, climbing, scrambling...

JFMS was headline sponsor for the 2018 East Anglian Air Ambulance (EAAA) ‘Only the Brave’ charity mud race.

Under the surface with: Ryan Murphy

We meet Ryan Murphy, asset manager with EDS High Voltage Engineering which recently joined the James Fisher group

Meldrum Mechs ranked 'highest newcomers' in electric car race

A team of budding young engineers from Meldrum Academy is delighted to be placed 8th for the build of their electric racing car supported by JFO

Mind marathon man raises funds

In April, JF Everard operations director, Richard Dowding successfully ran the Brighton marathon in 4 hrs 14 minutes

Under the surface with: Dr Jennie Kevis-Stirling

We meet Dr Jennie Kevis-Stirling, key account manager with James Fisher Marine Services (JFMS)

Dream jobs for 2018 graduate intake

This year’s graduate recruits have now joined the the James Fisher group

Top Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers exam marks for Melodie

JF Everard commercial manager, Melodie Dewitte has received two awards for achieving the highest possible marks in her Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers (ICS) exams

Celebrating 35 years of service on land and at sea with JFMS

JFMS is celebrating the long service of senior tenders and proposals manager Tony D’Arcy-Masters

Under the surface with: Catriona Johnston

We meet Catriona Johnston, Global Accounts Manager with Return To Scene who is tasked with expanding R2S regionally across the Americas and beyond.

New records for Strainstall-sponsored speed demon, Frank Rose

Strainstall’s, Frank Rose, has broken new speed records with his James Fisher-sponsored race boat, Vintage Torque at this year’s Coniston Powerboats Records Week.

Reducing plastic waste

JFMS to produce personalised steel (refillable) water bottles for offshore personnel to cut back on the quantities of plastic taken out to wind farms.

A new minibus for Barrow special school

Sir John Fisher Foundation makes £17,500 donation to Sandside Lodge special school in Ulverston.

Under the surface with: Louise Brown

We meet Louise Brown Africa STS project manager for Fendercare Marine looking after all aspects of the ship-to-ship transfer of oil and gas in African waters.

Life-saving volunteer motor-cyclists

James Fisher Warehousing and Distribution's warehouse manager, Dave Shipley is part of a volunteer motorbike charity which transports vital blood supplies and medical equipment for hospitals.

Barrow's local fundraising mission

Staff at James Fisher’s head office in Barrow-in-Furness got together for a fundraising mission recently in support of local charities.

Kilimanjaro climb raises charity funds

More than £2000 has been raised for charity through a gruelling Mount Kilmanjaro climb.

Fundraising football fun to support Futurestars

Fendercare Marine raises over £3,300 in charity football match

Under the surface with Ralph Addison

We meet Ralph Addison who is one of JFD’s submarine rescue pilots responsible for supporting trials and training for the prestigious Indian Navy contract

Tackling the rise of ocean plastics

Subtech managing director, Gert Muller took a six-month sabbatical last year to sail across the Indian Ocean researching the impact of plastics in some of the world’s most remote areas

Running for charity

Mike Ennis, applications specialist with James Fisher NDT has been training hard for a gruelling 120km four-day ultra marathon in the Canary Islands in September to raise funds for charity

STOP PRESS: Going Continental in Brazil

James Fisher and Sons Plc announces the acquisition of 60% of the share capital of Continental Participação E Administração Ltda.

Running around in endless circles - all for charity

Willie Richards, one of Subtech's offshore experts, has embarked on an epic charity challenge.

Looking to make a splash at the water polo world championship

A young diver on the Subtech team in South Africa has been selected to play water polo for the country’s u20 team at the sport’s world championships in Kuwait in December.

Under the surface with: Heather Leadbetter

We meet Heather Leadbetter, a project engineer at James Fisher Marine Services who works on the prestigious East Anglia ONE account.

Pelican Christmas Message

A Christmas message from James Fisher CEO, Eoghan O'Lionaird.

Top of the class for Alison Rumbold

After more than 14 years with the James Fisher group, Alison Rumbold is moving on to fresh pastures and relocating to the South of England to become a primary school teacher.

Supporting team spirit

Playing in all-new full team kit supplied by ScanTech Offshore has made all the difference to the Ubangha Egu Junior (under 15’s) Football team in Port Harcout, Nigeria.

Retirement for Pumptools founder

After 13 years at the helm, Stan Foster-Rooke is stepping down as managing director of RMSpumptools and handing over to Doug Harwell.

New wheels for Futurestars

The Futurestars Charity has just taken delivery of a customised SUV and new minibus, funded mainly by Fendercare Marine, to transport teams of young footballers between league games in Ghana.

Support for the homeless

Staff at the Barrow office of James Fisher Shipping Services raised £200 last year for their local Homeless Shelter appeal along with donations of food, toiletries and essentials.

A starring role for JFD centre in the Last Breath movie

Watching the documentary, Last Breath, the eagle-eyed observer might recognise shots of JFD’s National Hyperbaric Centre (NHC) in Aberdeen.

A message to all our readers

A message to all our readers about COVID-19

JFD ventilators set to tackle COVID-19 crisis

In response to the unprecedented global crisis brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic JFD has used its experience in developing breathing apparatus to produce a new ventilator system, and is ready to supply up to 2,000 per week to help support the NHS at a time when the health service is under exceptional pressure.

Under the surface with Eoghan O’Lionaird

We meet Eoghan O’Lionaird, chief executive officer at James Fisher, who is leading the group into an exciting post-Covid future

Robert Breckenridge – an obituary

It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Robert Breckenridge, who passed away in May after contracting COVID-19.

James Fisher board member Sir David Hardy: An obituary

Sir David Hardy, who died aged 89 in April 2020 is remembered with affection by James Fisher as a long-serving board member – and briefly chairman of the group in 1993.

Roger Chapman, the grandfather of submarine rescue

Roger Chapman holds legendary status in the history of James Fisher. His unparalleled knowledge and expertise in submarine rescue formed the foundation for JFD’s now world-renowned submarine rescue capability, and it is with great sadness that we learned of his death on 24 January, at the age of 74.

Putting their best feet forward to fundraise for charity

Colleagues from across the James Fisher and Sons plc group have been putting their best feet forward to fundraise for charity

COVID-19 care packs ease the return to office working

When the UK went into the first national lockdown in April, the James Fisher group marketing team began planning the contents of a ‘care pack’, which could be sent to every employee to ease their transition back to office work.

James Fisher colleagues raise charity funds through lockdown

James Fisher colleagues from across the group raise charity funds through lockdown

A new sense of purpose for the James Fisher group

Throughout 2020, executives and division heads within the James Fisher group have been involved in a group-wide exercise to identify a ‘purpose statement’ to bring the operating companies together within one framework, and to provide a renewed, shared sense of direction going forward.

Innovate to ventilate

The InVicto™ ventilator, designed rapidly last year by JFD, has been named as the winner of the 2020 Covid-19 pandemic initiatives award by the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA).

Expertise for the extremes

The James Fisher group has brought together its expertise and experience to form two new brands - James Fisher Renewables and James Fisher Subtech.

Under the surface with Emma Raymond - head of HSEQS for the James Fisher Marine Contracting division

We meet Emma Raymond – head of HSEQS for the James Fisher Marine Contracting division who is spearheading safety initiatives across the newly formed JF Renewables and JF Subtech divisions

Exceedingly good overseas growth

JFO has been given the ‘Going Global’ award by the Aberdeen and Grampian Chamber of Commerce at the 2021 Northern Star business awards.

Design challenge for students working at home

Since 2016 James Fisher Marine Services (JFMS) has been offering sixth form students from coastal areas around the UK 20-day work placements as part of the Coastal Energy Internship Programme backed by Vattenfall and Scottish Power Renewables.

Captain John Fisher obituary

Remembering Captain John Fisher, who worked with Fendercare Marine as one of the company’s select pool of expert ship-to-ship superintendents, sadly passed away in October 2020.

Rowland Hart Jackson obituary

Former solicitor to Sir John Fisher, Rowland Hart Jackson, died peacefully at his home in Ulverston on 14th February 2021, aged 82.

Santhosh Varghese obituary

Remembering Santhosh Varghese, a long-time employee of Strainstall Middle East

Nicola Stevenson charity marathon challenge

Nicola Stevenson, QSE administrator at James Fisher Shipping Services (JFSS), committed to running a marathon throughout January in an effort to raise donations for a charity close to her heart.

EDS HV Group complete motivational ‘Three Peaks Challenge’

A team of 19 from EDS’s three sites in the UK and Ireland accepted the challenge to walk set milestones throughout the month of January in a bid to boost fitness and moral.

Renewables expert joins EDS as MD

EDS HV, part of James Fisher Renewables, has welcomed Wayne Mulhall to the company as its new managing director

Sales boost for Fendercare

James Fisher Renewables has appointed a new operations manager for its specialist wind turbine repair arm, Rotos 360. Ruth Christie has moved across from sales director at James Fisher AIS to become managing director of Fendercare Marine Products which has teams in the UK, Middle East, and Singapore.

Combining test and monitoring expertise

James Fisher has launched James Fisher Strainstall as a new brand which combines the expertise of load monitoring solutions specialist JF Strainstall with equipment and asset monitoring element of James Fisher Testing Services (JFTS).

Staying ahead of the wave

James Fisher Subtech is offering sponsorship support for Lowestoft-based teenager, Gracie Mae Sampson who is competing this year in the UK’s national junior speedboat championships.

Cycling through the rain for charity

Two JFN team members got on their bikes in July to raise funds for charity. David Buchanan, marketing manager, endured torrential rain to ride for 60 miles from Manchester to Blackpool and raised £300 for Shelter

Internship programme attracts young talent

The launch of an exciting new internship programme saw nine university graduates joining the James Fisher group in March 2021.

Two senior changes to the James Fisher board

We are delighted to welcome two new arrivals to the James Fisher Group: Angus Cockburn joins as non-executive chairman, and Duncan Kennedy arrives as chief financial officer.

Group divestment to focus on core markets

In line with a group-wide strategy to focus on core markets which deliver sustainable, profitable growth, the James Fisher group has sold James Fisher Testing Services (JFTS) to Phenna Group for £5.7 million.

Volunteers help create a living landscape at Pitscurry

15 members of the RMSpumptools team spent a day out of the office in November giving a local environmental project an overhaul.

Under the surface with Mohan Jayaram

We meet Mohan Jayaram, marine and technical director at Fendercare Marine, who is spearheading the environmentally friendly energy change policy for the James Fisher group

Kash Pandya joins the team

Kash Pandya has joined the James Fisher board as independent non-executive director.

Season's greetings

A few words from Eoghan O’Lionaird, Chief Executive Officer.

Charity challenge: from Hartlepool to the Eiffel Tower

Two keen fitness enthusiasts embarked on a gruelling challenge earlier this month, cycling/rowing/running the 566 miles from their local gym in Hartlepool to the Eiffel Tower to raise funds for Great Ormand Street Hospital.