With over 400 assignments carried out so far in 2015, one recent success was the refloating and removal of a bulk carrier casualty. Brookes Bell project managed the wreck removal operation from invitation to tender to successful conclusion on behalf of the Swedish Club.
Wreck Removal Completed
Graeme Bowles takes up a consultancy role from 1 July. On behalf of all of us in Brookes Bell, we wish you all the very best Graeme and thank you. It has been a pleasure working with you and we look forward to seeing you in the future in your new consultant role. Graeme will still be available for SCR and some other work whilst he gradually winds down his present cases.
New Recruits in July
Brookes Bell welcomes aboard Tina Lalitha (Support staff Singapore) and Abbie O’Brien (Support staff Sidcup).
Brookes Bell have completed filming for an ITN News film production for the UK Chamber of Shipping which will be featured at the London International Shipping Week.
Brookes Bell Summer Party
Many Clients and our own staff from the whole group enjoyed our Summer Party held in June at Balls Brothers.
Our Charity efforts continue
Following our very successful sponsorship and participation in the RASI (Row around Singapore Island) expedition, a Brookes Bell team of cyclists are riding from Lands End to John O’Groats in September. Serious training is underway and sponsorship is sought for three charities who will benefit from their efforts. If you would like to donate, you can do so at https://www.justgiving.com/BrookesBellRAB1
New Recruits in June
Brookes Bell welcomes aboard Joseph Hume (Metallurgist, Liverpool office due to relocate to Singapore soon).
Brookes Bell win Global Reach award
We are delighted to announce that last night Brookes Bell Group won the industry award for Global Reach at the Mersey Maritime awards.
An absolutely fantastic event that recognised all those in the industry who play such a significant part in making Liverpool and the North West a fantastic region to do business. We are so proud of the team involved in achieving such a prestigious accolade - Colin Kershaw, Managing Partner
New Partners and Associates - Promotions in the Group
Congratulations to Paul Davidson, Matthew Fenton, Chris Gascoigne and Duncan Tanner who have been made Partners. Congratulations also to Matt Calveley, Graham Hill and Simon Mackay who have been elevated to Associates.
Brookes Bell are proud to have been involved in Mission RASI, the 24 hour charity rowing challenge to circumnavigate Singapore Island, a journey of some 140km. The Challenge, in aid of The Mission to Seafarers, took place on 22 April 2015 during Singapore Maritime Week. This year is Singapore’s 50th Anniversary and the Challenge is supported by the Singapore Government as part of the Singapore 50 Celebration.
Brookes Bell has been involved with the Challenge since the start, providing seed sponsorship to help buy the Cornish Pilot Gigs being used for the row, together with technical support in planning the route and with logistics. Several of our people took an active role: our Metallurgist Matt Calveley was part of the rowing team whilst Alison Carpenter, the wife of Partner Nigel, was the team’s Dietitian and another rower. Nigel Carpenter was a member of the support flotilla committee and Paul Davidson manned the Mission Control Centre during the event.