our team

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Nicholas Warren BA (hons)

Nicholas has been Managing Director since January 2009; having held various roles within the company since 2000 he has solid understanding of both the business and the customer base. Nicholas is a Business Management graduate with interests in Engineering, Travel and Mobile Technology. He's a Freeman of the City of London, and Liveryman of the Worshipful Society of Shipwrights.

Since taking on the Managing Directors role Nicholas has formalised key strategic partnerships with BAE Systems and the Port of Cherbourg. He has sought stable commercial growth, and increased standards of professionalism and accreditation across the company's core activities. Nicholas's primary function remains sales; seeking both National and International growth in key, core markets, and focusing resources on serving and maintaining existing client relationships.

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+44 (0) 7710 499 544

Michael Andersen

David Redman

Brian Needle

Brian is time served plater/welder joining the marine industry in 1989 gaining several welding qualifications, within 5 years becoming senior foreman and progressing up to Technical Director within the company. His role is to Technically support the Commercial Marine and Defence side of the business, Brian has been involved in running large ridding squads on large afloat projects for P&O, Princess and Carnival Cruises. As Technical Director, Brian has managed large refit projects on the P&O and Carnival Fleet at A&P Southampton. Brian was Technical manager on the Sky Princess AC unit install. Technical Manager on the cruise ship Calypso (engine room fire) MY Senses refit and Morefowl Conversion. Brain has been involved in managing a large quantity of refits and special project around the world, Brian has over 20 years experience in the marine industry managing large value projects from survey to completion.

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+44 (0) 7766 100 247

Nick Jalie

Nick came to Burgess Marine in 2006 having left his position of Engineering Manager at Condor Ferries. He is a qualified Chief Engineer and has a wealth of knowledge in both mechanical and structural engineering having managed countless ship refits over the last decade. Since joining Burgess Marine Nick has helped to develop key relationships with BAE Systems and the Ministry of Defence through the locale of Burgess Marine’s Portsmouth site within HM Naval Base Portsmouth.

Nick has also maintained a strong relationship with his former employers and manages, in partnership with BAE Systems, the annual dry dockings on behalf of Burgess Marine for the Condor Ferries fleet of High Speed Craft. Nick has in excess of thirty years experience in marine engineering having began his apprenticeship in 1980.

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+44 (0) 7747 039 504

Ray Cutts

Ray is the technical lead in the business and has a vast amount of experience in both mechanical and structural marine engineering and was the Burgess Marine Project Manager on ‘Manannan’, the world’s largest ever fast ferry conversion. Ray has an unprecedented level of ship repair and refit experience and has personally managed over one hundred dry dockings on a combination of High Speed Craft, Ro-Pax vessels, Superyachts and Warships.

Ray is widely regarded as an industry expert and has travelled the globe on behalf of Burgess Marine providing engineering consultancy services, more often than not including complex solutions to engineering problems, on almost every Continent of the world.

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+44 (0) 7770 843 743

Adrian Coyne FCCA

Adrian is an accountancy graduate and has been a fully qualified accountant and financial auditor since 1991; he is also a fellow of the institute of Chartered Accountants. Adrian’s involvement with the ‘Burgess’ name began in 1996 when he joined Burgess Marine’s legacy business, Burgess Engineering.

Adrian is responsible for directing and overseeing all the financial activities of Burgess Marine and his primary responsibilities include strategic and financial planning, banking as well as the financing and control of major projects.

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+44 (0) 1304 204 829

Peter Warren BA, GradIOSH, DipNEBOSH, MIIRSM

Peter is a business management graduate and has worked for Burgess Marine since 2009 having formerly worked for both Burgess Marine and Burgess Rail. Peter joined the business on a full time basis and has developed and established a quality management system that has achieved ISO 9001:2008 accreditation with the British Standards Institute, undoubtedly this was expedited through Peter's experience as an ISO 9001 auditor. Peter is a safety professional and is pursuing Chartered Membership (he is currently a Graduate Member) to the Institute of Occupational Safety and Health having recently completed the NEBOSH Diploma, he is also a full member of the International Institute of Risk and Safety Management (IIRSM) and an associate member of the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA).

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+44 (0) 7909 540 860

Marlon Norris

James Brewin

Grant Hordle

Chris Lynch

Chris joined the Group in February 2008 having formerly worked in Ship Repair, Boat Building & in the steel construction industries. He is an experienced workshop manager with experience in ship & construction steelwork structures & fabrication. He is a time served boilermaker plater, serving his time at the Dry Dock in Avonmouth. Chris is responsible for the day to day running of Burgess Marine's Avonmouth facility, working closely with the management team to ensure all client requirements are met to their satisfaction.

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+44 (0) 7843 350 633

Spencer Cooper

Paul Kirby

John Webb

John is responsible for managing all diving operations carried out by Burgess Marine as well as being a conventional Technical Manager skilled in both mechanical and structural marine engineering. John began his career with a mechanical engineering aprenticeship before moving into the diving industry where he became well versed in both diving and underwater engineering techniques. He joined Burgess Marine in 1997 initially just being involved in diving works, however, his broad skills set soon meant he became involved in the Technical Management of other mechanical and structural marine engineering works hence he has overseen large structural fabrication of marine structures such as pontoons and he has also managed numerous dry dockings of high speed craft and conventional vessels.

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+44 (0) 7767 347 808

James Needle

Adrian Farwell

Adrian is currently the manager for Marine Procurement and warehousing. He started with Testbank after college in the Warehouse department in 2001 working on the large Storage contracts with Cunard and Tarmac he is well versed in Bonded Warehousing and Customs procedures. He moved into the procurement Department in 2008 and now manages both divisions for Burgess Marine working on a number of key contracts such as Carnival, RCCL and Serco.

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+44 (0) 7766 100 257

Clare Ferrige

Stuart Miller

Simon Hancock

John Rennardson

John Rennardson began his career as a Welder/Fabricator, at the age of 25 he started his own company in Hythe, Southampton specialising in stainless steel and aluminium fabrications, this later progressed to incorporate Ship repair (MOD, Commercial and Superyachts) Petro chemicals and Prototype products.

In more recent years John, as founder of Hythe Marine Services has been involved with many blue chip companies around the world giving his technical expertise and many years of experience to an ever changing industry, always keen to bring new techniques to the work place John is both progressive and innovative, with an impressive list of contacts worldwide John is keen to bring his varied expertise to Burgess Marine.

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+44 (0) 7702 883 572

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