Marine engineering firm Red7Marine appoints new managing director | Suffolk and Essex Business News
PUBLISHED: 10:28 13 March 2018
Kristen Branford, managing director at Red7Marine. Picture: DANIEL JONES
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Kristen Branford joined the firm, based at Wrabness, near Manningtree, 18 months ago as commercial director and is described as an extremely important asset to the team in growing the business.
In his new role he will manage the day-to-day running of the business and help bolster the company and its services. He has more than 18 years experience in the near shore marine construction industry.
His specialist expertise incivil engineering, marinepiling and drilling, project management, risk mitigation and the sub-sea construction is helping to build on the success of Red7Marine.
The promotion coincides with Nick Offords move to chief executive officer where he is focusing on strategy, board-related duties, business development, client relationships and supporting Kristen in hisnew role.
Financial controller Kieran Chapman has also been promoted to head of finance, taking overall responsibility for the daily management of Red7Marines finances.Red7Marine experienced an extremely successful year in 2017, growing from £7m to £16m turnover in one year. It hopes to continue growing with a focus on the renewables, operations and maintenance sector and the prospect of a new barge launch in 2019.
Nick said they were delighted at the promotions.
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