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A-Plan Marine Insurance

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A-Plan Marine Insurance specialise in Commercial marine insurance, providing solutions to the UK Marine industry.

From Marina’s and boatyard to one man and a van repairing boats, we will give you options on your insurance requirements.

Our team focuses on Commercial Marine insurance and have well established relationships with our insurers. Combined with the legendary A-Plan customer service levels, we will provide you with options for your commercial marine insurance.


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Phone : +44 (0)1531 634 326
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BWCS specialises in working with technology companies to maximise their business to business operations. We help industry regulators and governments make decisions which shape markets. We have a stable base of blue-chip clients who rely on our expertise.

We have five areas of competency:

Market & Opportunity Definition 

Business & Marketing Strategy

Modelling & Policy 

Interim Management


We operate in four sectors



Defence & Security

Energy & Waste

We’ve been helping our clients in technology industries make the right decision. We do it with original thinking and commitment. We call it turning technology into business.

For further information contact Ross Parsons on +44 (0)1531 634 326 or visit

CH Training Solutions

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Phone : 07719040606
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AITT & ITSSAR NPORS  Accredited onsite Training   

National Plant Operators Registration Scheme NPORS Cat 2 Provider

QCF NVQs and Apprenticeships on different types of Plant/Machinery and Lifting

Construction and Logistics/Warehousing Training Company. CH Training Solutions Ltd for all your national on-site accredited mechanical plant training.   Health and Safety Recognised Courses to suit all transport and logistic needs.    

Counterbalance                             Tow Tugs/Shunters        

Reach Truck                                   360/180 Diggers      

Telescopic Handlers                       Dumpers     

Loading Shovels                            Banksman Signals   

For further information contact Craig Hallworth on 07719 040606 or visit     

Chaucer Syndicates

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Phone : 02073979700
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Chaucer is a leading international specialty insurance and reinsurance group. Headquartered in London, and with international hubs for Europe, MENA, Latin America and Asia, we protect clients in over 200 countries worldwide. We offer the flexibility of both Lloyd’s and, through Chaucer Dublin, the company market.


We provide clients with proven smart risk solutions for underwriting and claims. Our enterprising and trusted experts offer market leading cross class capabilities, empowered decision-making and a tailored approach. Our dedicated claims team completes our underwriting proposition, epitomising the capabilities required to handle successfully even the most complex incidents. We provide a first class claims service and most importantly, pay valid claims promptly.


Our Ports and Terminals team provide clients with packaged solutions for the diverse requirements of the ports and terminals sector, including marine and non-marine property, business interruption, legal and contractual liability , removal of wreck , clean-up costs and Employers Liability.

For further details contact us on +44 (0) 20 7397 9700 or visit





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Phone : +44 20 3206 5200
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ERM is a leading global provider of environmental, health, safety, risk and social consulting services. With sustainability at the heart of both our services and how we operate our business, we are committed to providing a service that is consistently of the highest quality. New management & leadership development services available For further details contact Bruce Davidson on + 44 20 3206 5200 or e-mail

Everard Insurance Brokers

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Phone : 01732224681
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Ports & Harbours

Everard Insurance provides cost effective and tailored packages for Port Authority Liability, Equipment and Property Insurance. Coverage available for handling equipment, fixed property, port craft, business interruption and liabilities with flexibility to cater for operations of all sizes.


Everard Insurance Brokers was one of the biggest names in British and European coastal shipping, with a fleet of over 450 owned, managed and chartered craft, including sailing, steam and motor ships plus tugs and harbour craft.     



Everard offer competitive broad packagesfor Hull and Machinery and War Insurances, Increased Value Insurances, Loss of Hire Insurances, Charterers liability, Shipowners legal liability, Towage Insurances, Voyage Insurances, Port Risks and Voyage Risks. We offer long and short period risks.  


Coverage available on a wide variety of vessels including:  

  • Bulk Carriers
  • Tankers
  • Fast Ferries
  • Reefers
  • Passenger Vessels
  • Dredgers


Coverage available on a wide variety of vessels including:  

  • Tugs
  • Barges
  • Anchor Handlers
  • Cable/Pipe Layers
  • Supply Vessels
  • Crane Barges
  • Jack-Up Craft
  • Work & Port Craft  


Coverage available on a wide variety of vessels including:    

  • Passenger
  • Vessels
  • Hotel Craft
  • Restaurant Vessels
  • Hovercraft    


Coverage available on a wide variety of vessels including:     

  • Trawlers
  • Tuna Vessels
  • Long Liners
  • Netters
  • Potters 

Everard Insurance Broker is a trading name of James Hallam Limited who are Authorised and Regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.  

For further information contact Gareth Evans or Justyn Lemar on 01732 224 681 or 01732 224 698 or visit


Foyle & Marine Dredging

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Phone : +353872221953
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With a highly qualified and experienced management team, skilled personnel and a range of specialised plant and equipment, Foyle & Marine Dredging (formally known as Mc Cormick Transport Ltd) has gained g a reputation for quality works and value for money projects.




Marine Dredging

It is tough work but someone has to do it



Over the years we have accumulated all the equipment needed to

handle any Dredging work.




Foyle & Marine specialise in undertaking all types of marine work projects throughout the Irish and British isles. We have built up a solid track record of meeting both the project’s and client’s requirements by delivering both a broad range of challenging and alternative projects.




Pipeline Outfalls | Marine Outfall


Marine Outfall


A marine outfall is a pipeline or tunnel that discharges municipal or industrial wastewater, stormwater, combined sewer overflows, cooling water, or brine effluents from water desalination plants to the sea

Pipeline Outfalls


Pipeline Outfalls are becoming a main method of ensuring environmental requirements are achieved.




KTY Yachts

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Phone : 07785335189
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KTY Yachts, with our partner Haven Ambulance Service, specialises in training for Maritime Coastguard Agency Elementary First Aid, Proficiency in Medical First Aid and Medical Care courses.  In addition we offer training for industry health and safety needs:  Emergency First Aid at Work, First Aid at Work. Automatic External Defibrillation, and Special Hazard – Use of Oxygen and Entonox.

These services are offered by graduate trainers with marine and medical qualifications:  MCA/RYA 24m/200t Commercial Endorsed, Graduate Ambulance Service Institute, and  M.C. Paramedic.

Our Head Office and Training  Rooms are at 12 Shore Road, Warsash, Southampton SO31 9GQ . We offer extensive public courses and are able to run in house training for any location with suitable training facilities.

Lloyds Maritime Academy

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Phone : +44(0)207 014 940
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Professionals living and currently working in Hong Kong’s maritime sector can benefit from an 80% refund on nine Lloyd's Maritime Academy courses as part of the Maritime and Aviation Training Fund (MATF) introduced by the Hong Kong Maritime and Port Board.The aim of the MATF is to build up a vibrant, diversified and competitive pool of professionals and technical personnel to support Hong Kong’s future development in both the maritime and aviation sectors.  May 2019 saw $200 million being injected into the MATF for a further six years.Nine of Lloyd’s Maritime Academy’s courses have been included in the Pre-approved Courses of Professional Training and Examination Refund Scheme under the MATF.  The courses include:

Diploma in Maritime Business Management

Diploma in Ship Management

Diploma in Small Craft Surveying

Diploma in Port Management

Diploma in Marine Engineering

Diploma in Ship Superintendency

Diploma in Marine Surveying 

Certificate in Chartering 

Certificate in Maritime Law & Shipping Contracts

For further information contact Devon Turner on +44(0)20 701 4940 or visit


Oil Spill Response Ltd

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Phone : +4402380331551
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Oil Spill Response Limited (OSRL) is the largest international industry funded cooperative which exists to respond to oil spills wherever in the world they may occur, by providing preparedness, response and intervention services. 

Our members include oil and gas companies, ports authorities and shipping companies. As the industry leader, we have acquired a wealth of experience and a distinguished track record by attending to more than 400 oil spill incidents in the past three decades.

Our range and depth of preparedness expertise enable us to provide an extensive range of services; from contingency planning, equipment hire, personnel secondment, training and exercises to capability reviews. OSRL is an accredited training provider to the Oil, Gas and Shipping Industries. We provide a full range of courses to international training standards (International Maritime Organization (IMO)) and, where appropriate, all training delivered in the UK meets the National Oil Spill Response Training Standards issued by the UK Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

The levels of training we offer are recognised globally and, where applicable, they carry the relevant level of certification. We also provide ICS (Incident Command System) certified courses and an extensive range of our own OSRL certified courses.

For further details visit or Contact Emma Smillie on +44 (0)23 8033 1551


Red Goat Cyber Security

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Phone : +4401173259190
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We are one of the leading experts in social engineering, insider threats and wargaming. There are many other elements to cyber security but by restricting our focus to these areas we can ensure we provide you with the very best knowledge and expertise possible.

Red Goat Cyber Security



Cyber Attack War Gaming

For further information contact Lisa Forte on +44(0)117 325 9190 or visit


Safer Training (Scotland) Ltd

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Phone : +44(0)1514482770
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Immersive State of the Art - Advanced Lifeboat Coxswains & Fast Rescue Craft (FRC) Simulation Training.


SAFER Training provides an integrated package of services to companies operating across the global offshore Oil & Gas and Marine Sectors.


Our mobile simulators and programmes are internationally approved and recognized by DNV-GL, STCW, IMO and OPITO.


 This realistic and focused training ensures that Coxswains are able to train repeatedly and safely in graduated levels of scenarios such as launching and

operating a lifeboat at night, in high sea states and responding to

varied emergency scenarios in a risk-free environment.


 The use of immersive simulation providing the coxswain the opportunity to improve their knowledge and skills, and practice certain elements of their roles and responsibilities they cannot reasonably practise offshore.


Our services include Training and Competence Consultancy, Customised and Bespoke Training Course Development, Competence Assessor & Internal Verifier Training.

Safety Media

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Phone : 02075928502
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If you are looking to provide your employees with the best possible training while benefiting from a range of integrated health and safety software solutions, then look no further than Safety Media.  Compliance and risk management is crucial for any organisation, and finding simple to use, robust and scalable solutions to meet those challenges is key to ensuring success.  The Safety Media health and safety software portal offers you:

» Over 100 health, safety and compliance e-Learning Courses

» Risk Assessment and Risk Management Tools

» Online Incident Reporting and Management

» Site or Departmental Audit Facilities

» Online Document Storage and Management

For further information contact Miles Walkden on 0207 5928502 or visit

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Universal Aquatic Drone – Uni 1.0 (The Se@Drone) 

UAD-Uni 1.0 (The Se@Drone) is a universal modular-built autonomous aquatic drone with an underwater camera. Using autonomous navigation (WiFi/4G/GPS) the drone can identify, inspect and monitor at water level as well as under water (till 30 m depth). All data is sent instantaneously to the operator. 

Both floating module and submerged module can be customized. The drone can be (dis)assembled by one person and fits in a regular passenger car. The open architecture gives the customer the opportunity to equip the drone with different sensors: sonar, electromagnetic, radioactivity, etc. 

A proof of concept was introduced at the Security and Counter Terror Exhibition 2017, at the Olympia in London, UK. There it received a lot of positive feedback and potential customers were identified. The current product release date is August 2020. 

Application areas 

Ports: Measuring/monitoring waste-water/oil discharge, diver intrusion, bathymetry, underwater video inspections, on water inspections 

Ecology: Water quality (chlorophyll, oxygen, e Coli, temperature, salt intrusion), bathymetry, video inspections Other application areas: archelogy, leisure, offshore, law enforcement 

Business case 

A first market analysis, with ports as focus point, leads to a potential business case with 200 drone sales in 2023. Combined with a services/reseller business model, corresponding potential turnover is estimated at GBP 2 mln. with a potential profitability of GBP 800k before tax, 2023). 


For further information contact Ronald van Dijk on +31 6425 71184 or visit


Skilltrade BV

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Phone : 00 31 715611365
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Skilltrade specializes in hydrographic training and courses for the hydrographic survey, dredging and offshore construction industry since 2000. Courses and training developed by people who gained their experience in the field and taught by those same individuals. The heart of the company is that the skills its people possess can be traded or exchanged with others, thus improving their hydrographic knowledge and understanding.




Skilltrade can provide courses and training in three areas by combining theoretical with field experience material:


1.  Hydrographic Survey Category B course - Full Hydrographic Survey curriculum encompassing all basic and essential competencies of the Hydrographic Surveyor as defined by the FIG/IMO/ICA International Advisory Board on Standards of Competence for Hydrographic Surveyors for a Category B Course. The course has been officially recognised as such on the 1st July 2008 and received continued recognition (in accordance with the Standards of Competence for Hydrographic Surveyors FIG/IHO/ICA S-5, Edition 11.1.0, December 2014) in 2016. We offer an intense course, a 13 week course in IJmuiden (including 1 week Safety training) preceded by a 13 weeks e-learning programme. The course is fully intertwined with visits, workshops and guest lecturers from companies that support the curriculum.


2.  Introductory and generals courses in hydrography, land survey, positioning and mathematics, depth sensors, motion sensors, survey sensors, underwater acoustics, offshore construction and earth sciences. Furthermore we offer a Client Representative training. Advanced courses in Geophysical sensors, ROV sensors or electronic trouble shooting. On request for a quotation these courses can be adjusted to specific training requirements and be given at any desired location.


3.  E-learning Modules: Mathematics, Physics, Bathymetry, Geodesy, Global Navigation Satellite Systems. Skilltrade offers guidance and assistance to the students.




Skilltrade aims to answer your training needs. The various existing modules provide a starting point for almost all company specific courses, allowing for specific requirements to be included. We evaluate participants at what level to start as a result of which we are able to tailor or combine the courses like building blocks. When people come to a stage where more management or project skills are required we are also able to provide that next level.




Furthermore Skilltrade publishes the 3 volume Handbook of Offshore Surveying and the GNSS Handbook for professional users. Please visit our bookstore at for more information.



We hope the above provides you with the required information, please do not hesitate to contact us with questions or to talk about what Skilltrade can do for you. By telephone Johan Stam, +31(0)646021572. Or by e-mail: .

Stream Marine Training

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Phone : 0141 212 8777
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 SMT was launched in January 2014 to provide high quality training services primarily for the Maritime and Oil and Gas market place. Our head office and fire ground training site is based at Glasgow International Airport and our pool facility is close by in Clydebank. For people in Scotland and overseas this offers an easily accessible location and enables us to offer a very attractive value proposition. A team of highly motivated and experienced former mariners, offshore managers and business leaders have come together to provide a fresh offering to the market high standard of legislated training and management services, providing both industry and government accredited courses combined with bespoke constant learning and development training.

For further information please contact Brian Wares on 01412128777 or visit

The Underwriting Exchange Ltd

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Phone : +44 (0)20 7398 8100
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The Underwriting Exchange is an independent Lloyd’s broker. We specialise in niche insurance and reinsurance solutions in the United Kingdom, Ireland and internationally. Our retail division, IFA Solutions, provides Professional Indemnity insurance for the financial services sector. We are an established company; our directors and senior executives have exceptional experience of the insurance market. Our primary business is wholesale insurance and reinsurance. We have now added a retail arm for various specialist classes of marine and non-marine insurance. Our Directors and staff have many long-established relationships, both with clients and insurers. We believe that we get the best value for our customers through continuity and consistency, and by only dealing with insurer partners with excellent security ratings. Today, the company has a core team of over 50 people in our City of London office, and have diversified by establishing a sister company, London Ireland Market Exchange Ltd. (LIME) based in Dublin, Republic of Ireland.

Virtual Training Centre

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Phone : +44 (0) 161 763 4427
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Virtual Training Centre (VTC) work with subject experts and design, develop and deliver accredited and bespoke training courses to the Maritime and Port industry.

Benefits of online training include: consistent, reliable, available 24-7, it can also save significant cost on travelling to test centre and/or sourcing qualified training to meet the same schedule as the learners. Our training platform allows for downloadable certificates and full candidate reporting, courses and test are easy to navigate and are very engaging for the learner.

We are also just become an online training provider for one of the largest global shipping companies and are the only company who has approval deliver Ship Security Officer (SSO) 21hr course by the UK DfT Maritime and Coastguard Agency.

Many companies benefit from online training, not only is it consistent, reliable, available 24-7 it can also save significant cost on travelling to test centers’ and/or sourcing qualified training to meet schedules especially in large numbers. Our training platform allows for downloadable certificates and full candidate reporting.

For further details contact Steve Richards +44 (0) 161 763 4427 or visit