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Global Underwater Hub Expands Presence Across UK

Global Underwater Hub (GUH), a leading trade and development body representing the UK’s £8billion underwater industry has unveiled the location of two new offices in the north and south of England to ensure that specialist, sector specific support is available across the country.

GUH, which transitioned from Subsea UK eighteen months ago, already has a well-established Scottish base at Westhill, on the outskirts of Aberdeen, and will open a Newcastle office in late summer followed by a base in Bristol later in the year.

Refurbishment work is now well underway at the new premises in Newcastle’s Walker area where the organization is establishing its GUH North office. With funding support from the UK Government, the unit at 1 Wincomblee Road has been leased from Shepherd Offshore, one of the UK’s leading service providers based on the North Bank of the River Tyne. It’s expected that the redevelopment project will be completed by mid-July.

2 riccibostonRicci Boston, GUH’s Regional Manager (North of England)

As part of the strategic growth plans Ricci Boston, joined the organization last month as GUH’s Regional Manager (North of England). Ricci is focused on working with members and developing strategic relationships across the north of England whilst driving GUH’s growth and initiatives for the underwater industry sectors.

Prior to his appointment at GUH, Ricci was Director of Strategy and Client Engagement for a major provider of engineering and management services to the energy industry. Over the last decade, Ricci has successfully managed bids, mobilized and project managed large revenue projects in oil & gas, power stations, renewable energy, construction and onshore/offshore engineering sectors.

Situated in the Offshore Technology Park on the River Tyne where there is a cluster of world-class underwater companies, the new GUH office in Newcastle includes a multi-purpose event facility and TV studio, which has been designed to cultivate collaboration and knowledge-sharing between GUH member companies, stakeholders and wider industry. The base will also play host to a full calendar of industry events organized by GUH to promote and showcase the opportunities presented by the blue economy.

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