Ffolkes Offshore said yesterday it had appointed a new director to its board as it continues to enjoy “significant” growth.
Shaun Eardley joins the Aberdeen-based business, having been a minority shareholder since 2016.
Ffolkes, established in 2009, is a full-service ships agency and marine support company, providing logistics services to the offshore maritime and energy industry.
It employs 16 people across sites in Aberdeen, Montrose and Lowestoft to service those ports, as well as Peterhead and Lerwick.
Mr Eardley, who has 40 years’ experience in shipping, primarily in agency and port and offshore logistics, will be responsible for helping develop the company as a whole, while guiding it through an expected period of continued expansion.
He was previously co-owner and managing director of Seletar Shipping, which operated in the offshore, freight management and logistics sector and was acquired by Asco Marine in 2009.
He remained as managing director until his departure in 2015.
Ffolkes Offshore managing director Ben Sutherland said: “We have no doubt he’ll make a valuable contribution to the business.”
Mr Eardley added: “Having left the shipping industry a number of years ago, I really missed the day-to-day challenges.
“When I was asked if I would like to extend my involvement with an invitation to join the board of directors, I couldn’t say no.”