Peter Smith: Director
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Peter started his sea going career at 16, joining Ocean Fleets as a deck Cadet. Over the next 11 years he sailed on a variety of tonnage before obtaining a position as a Cargo Superintendent in the UK and then as Projects Manager involved in worldwide dry cargo logistics. Peter joined Calvey Marine in 1994, moving to ASRYMAR in 1996 prior to establishing Encompass Marine in 2000 with Kevin. A qualified Master Mariner; his extensive experience in ship repair, ship operations and logistics is backed by an MSc in Shipping, Trade and Finance, specialising in Marketing, from City University Business School, London.
Jon Thompson: Director
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Jon studied Marine Engineering at Newcastle University before commencing his sea going career with James Fisher and Sons. In 2000 he moved to Maersk, sailing on product tanker and container vessels before coming ashore as Superintendent in 2006. In 2010 he became Fleet Group Manager in the Newcastle office and was responsible for the technical management of 48 panamax and post panamax container vessels. 2014 saw a move to CMA CGM’s London office as Fleet Manager for CMA Ships UK with responsibility for 18 owned and 3rd party managed vessels rising to 32 in 2017. Jon joined Encompass Marine in May 2017.
Kevin Jarvis: Director
Kevin started his career as a deck cadet with P&O. He has worked on a variety of tonnage worldwide, transferring to the offshore sector in 1985 allowed him to gain a wide knowledge of offshore marine and technical operations; from dive and ROV-support to cable-laying, together with managerial experience in this specialised field.
Kevin qualified as a Master Mariner before leaving the sea in September 2000 to form Encompass Marine together with Peter.
Marine and Diving Services Department
Kathryn Ridley: Sales and Marketing Executive
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Alan Jagger: Sales and Marketing Executive
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Paul Georgeson: Consultant
Paul started his career in 1955, as an Electrical Engineering apprentice with Cammell Laird Shipyard. In 1960 he joined the T&J Brocklebank fleet, sailing on general cargo and tanker vessels as Chief Electrical Officer before moving to the shore based role of Control and Automation Superintendent for Cunard Shipping Services in 1975, progressing to Technical Superintendent/Ship Manager for various ship types.Between 1989 and 2000 Paul held various roles in marine services, shipyard agencies, and electrical repair companies including Group Director of a Shipyard and Repair company. From 2000 onward he has been providing marketing and technical consultancy as well as survey work for underwriters through Georgeson Associates.
Danielle Roberts: Office Manager
Lorna Kaye: Admin Support
Encompass Marine was established by Peter Smith and Kevin Jarvis in 2000 to provide marketing and sales services to the worldwide ship repair industry, enabling clients in UK, Eire and Switzerland to have quality, cost effective repair options globally for their vessels.
Our worldwide network of strategically located shipyards and associated marine service companies has grown steadily since launch. It is being continually developed to include quality service providers, so that we can offer the necessary options tailored to our clients’ requirements in each geographical area, utilising wherever possible the latest technology and innovations in the industry.
Representing Keppel significantly strengthened our positioning in the market and we also work very closely with their group companies Arab Heavy Industries, Keppel Philippines Marine as well as N-KOM (Nakilat-Keppel Offshore & Marine). Singapore is a fantastic hub for ship repair and we have handled all vessel types and sizes at Keppel, with notable works including several dockings for the Royal Fleet Auxiliary (RFA) which lead on to a partnership with UK-based Cammell Laird for further RFA repairs in Singapore and worldwide.
We consider each enquiry as a partnership with our clients and we give them open and honest appraisals of their requirements and the options available to them. Having worked in a variety of positions ourselves with both ship yards, ship owners and managers, we have a good understanding of their needs. Our business is fundamentally one of relationships, and trust in these relationships is key to what is a very personal business. Developing close ties with our principals is vital to ensure we understand their strengths, which in turn allows us to ensure the right option is provided to meet our clients’ needs.
With almost all communications now via email, everyone expects to receive immediate responses to questions and enquiries which increases demands on all parties. However, it is all too easy for business to become impersonal and digitally based and we strongly believe that the personal touch, whether face to face contact or via telephone, is still valued whilst also utilising all available technology to expedite works.
Now well in to our second decade of business, we continue to grow and develop, adapting to the needs of the industry whilst offering the same high quality service. The shipping industry has and always will be a demanding market, but the nature of those demands change and whatever the global economic situation our aim is to ensure that our clients have the best and most cost effective service.