Specialist Marine Consultants Ltd (SMC) have won two awards at the Chamber Bridlington and Yorkshire Coast Business Awards.The awards took place on Friday 10th October and are organised by Hull and Humber Chamber of Commerce in association with Welcome to Yorkshire. The annual awards showcase the best of East and North Yorkshire’s businesses, and is now in its 8th year.
SMC, based at Hunmanby, were delighted to win Small Business of the Year which recognises strong leadership, innovation and ambition. They were then surprised with a second accolade when they won the Overall Winner award. The Overall Winner is selected from the individual category winners, making it a particular honour considering the wealth of quality in the running.
SMC provides specialist services to the offshore renewables and oil & gas sector including HSE advisory services, marine co-ordination, client representation and vessel auditing.
MD Ian Coates said “We're delighted to be recognised by our local business community. This award is testament to all the hard work by the team in the office, and the teams working on projects both onshore and offshore.”
The awards ceremony was preceded by a gala dinner and entertainment in the Royal Hall at the Spa in Bridlington. It was attended by over 500 people and raised £8,353 for the nominated charity, Cash for Kids.
Speaking after the event, Geof Humphrey, Event Manager said “Massive congratulations go to the Overall Winner SMC Ltd. They are providing a first class service both locally and internationally, and this was recognised by the judging panel, picking them from a very strong group of category winners.”
Chair of the judging panel, Neil Watson said “The judges found SMC to be a global business with a real focus on employing local people and developing them in a highly technical environment. They demonstrated a focus on excellence alongside a culture of teamwork and mutual support”
PICTURE CAPTION: Ian and Sue Coates collecting their Overall Winner award.
About SMCSMC Ltd, based at Hunmanby, North Yorkshire, have been providing specialist marine consultancy since 2006.
For further information: Ian Coates tel: +441723 892861 / 07775 597478 firstname.lastname@example.org or Simon Prince email@example.com