Great Yarmouth News

New chief at Red7Marine Offshore

Friday 7th November 2014


Fast-growing company Red7Marine offshore has appointed its first chief executive.

Martin Myhill Sisley joins the UK’s leading independent air diving provider as its new specialist vessel, Red7 Alliance, arrived at its Great Yarmouth base.

The vessel - part of the company’s £25m investment in equipment this year – sailed into Great Yarmouth harbour on Sunday heralding the ambitious company’s expansion into saturation diving and bringing more jobs to the town.

With 25 years’ offshore industry experience, Mr Sisley, 43, is looking to expand the Great Yarmouth and Aberdeen-based company further, developing its expertise, fleet and services, exploring further in-roads into the oil & gas industry.

The company – whose turnover has increased 10-fold since its formation in 2008, from £5.5m to more than £50m this year - has carved a reputation as the “go to” offshore diving and support services provider in the renewables industry.

The new post means a move “home” for Norfolk born and bred Mr Sisley after 20 years in Aberdeen.

“The move back had to be for the right company. The main attraction of Red7Marine, as well as the acquisition of the Red7 Alliance, was that it has done so well and I could see there were clearly further opportunities for the company.”

Mr Sisley’s appointment comes after Red7Marine Offshore was established earlier this year to run Red7Marine Group’s growing range of offshore and subsea services to the oil & gas and renewables industries.

He joins the company – soon to announce key on and offshore job opportunities and services for the Red7 Alliance as well as other career opportunities - from Ocean Installer in Aberdeen where, as managing director,  he was its first UK-based employee, building a staff of 70 and a turnover of £25m.

“That was a great challenge, starting with a blank sheet of paper and building the business and reputation.”

 


 

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