Briggs Marine 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.
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 specialised 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.
Rob Baker, General Manager for the Briggs Marine Group, 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 centred 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.”