It is hard to believe it is 10 years since we started Apollo, and on the other hand, it’s hard to believe it’s not more. What a journey! Filled with excitement, challenge, opportunities, great clients and a fantastic bunch of people that have got us to where we are today.
We have achieved year on year growth (if we forget 2015), a fact that I am incredibly proud of. Today I can announce that we are about to start work with our 325th client and record more than £50 million in cumulative revenue from a standing start 10 years ago.
We launched on the September 22 2010, and quickly were active on BP’s Andrew project providing structural design support. Our second project was in renewables on the Sheringham Shoal offshore wind farm. We have expanded our work in renewables, such as the harnessing of ocean energy in areas like wave and tidal. Additionally, we have supported several clients in bringing new technologies to market from, in some cases the garden shed, to full scale and commercialisation.
Within oil and gas, we now offer full-discipline, front-end and through-life consultancy services and recently mobilised a 20 engineer multi-discipline team to look at a life extension strategy for a North Sea FPSO, a project which the team is now moving into FEED.
In March 2019 Apollo achieved another milestone with the investment from Global Energy Group. Currently Apollo is project managing a marine scope in the order of 100,000-man hours with a number of GEG companies to the satisfaction of the client and operator.
We continue to operate independently, with legacy parts of Apollo integrated in to Global’s brownfield EPC company – Global E&C. This allows Apollo to focus on front-end and through-life consultancy in oil and gas and renewables marketplaces. Through this relationship, we are now active in nuclear, hydro and water markets.
Are we infatuated with growth? You could say we are but for the right reasons – a core driver for establishing Apollo was to create an enjoyable place to work, to attract the best talent in the industry and to create opportunities for our people.
In the last few days we completed our 100th renewables scope across 50 renewables projects. The oil and gas market will continue to be a key part of our business as we help clients find more efficient ways to do things, commercially and environmentally.
There is always more work to be done but I would like to say a huge thanks to everyone who has made the last 10 years possible and given us the opportunity to plan our next mission — further growth over the next 10 years.