Subsea UK Brings North-West Businesses Together

Published Aug 19, 2016
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Subsea supply chain businesses in north-west England will be able to identify opportunities and debate the challenges facing the sector thanks to a new industry networking event organised by Subsea UK, the body which represents the British subsea industry.

The regional gathering, at Preston’s Marriot Hotel on 7th September, is targeted at firms operating in what is a growing hub for the UK subsea sector.

With a focus on underwater activity in relation to oil and gas, defence, oceanology and marine renewables, the event is sponsored by Bender UK, WITTENSTEIN, James Fisher Marine Services, PMI Analytical and Maytree Engineering Services.

The event is also supported by the Furness Economic Development Forum’s supply chain growth programme which helps small and medium sized companies bid for, win and retain new supply chain business.

Subsea UK boasts over 300 members and is a self-sustaining body that champions the country’s subsea supply chain. It acts as a focal point to promote the sector, maximise its opportunities and provide a national forum for collaboration, diversification and technology development.

Neil Gordon, chief executive of Subsea UK, says, “As an organisation covering the whole of the UK, we want to help all companies in the subsea sector exploit the potential to increase business at home and abroad, particularly in the current lower oil price environment.”

“The north-west has seen continuing growth in the subsea sector across a variety of industries, particularly offshore wind. Subsea UK aims to provide a platform through which companies can come together to share best practice and debate the challenges that they face in their respective industries. This event is an important step in helping organisations in the north-west to come together and work towards a common goal. Anyone with an interest in the subsea industry is welcome to attend,” adds Gordon.

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