Graham joined the company in 1979 as a Weighbridge Clerk, progressing to Quarry and Unit Manager. Opting for a new career path in 2005 he moved into procurement and joined Marine in 2010.
To improve his understanding of the unique requirements of marine procurement, Graham embarked on a year-long Diploma in Marine Purchasing & Supply Management, a challenging and intensive course with the specialist provider Lloyds Maritime Academy, part of Kent University, achieving a distinction, a just reward for his hard work.
The course involved such diverse subject content as fundamental ship knowledge, supplier management, purchasing strategy, inventory management through to maritime supply chain automation and systems, finance, accounting and business analysis, legal issues of marine purchasing contracts, global logistics and international purchasing and international maritime controls, all issues that Graham deals with on a day to day basis.
As a valued member of marine’s Engineering Department he has brought stability and professionalism to the procurement needs of the business. Graham comments: “Over the 37 years in the business I have met and worked with some great people and been very lucky to have enjoyed my career.”