Clive Richardson, V.Group CEO, A Winner In Finance Monthly CEO Awards 2015



Clive Richardson CEO of V.Group, the world’s leading global maritime services provider, has been announced a winner of the Finance Monthly CEO Awards 2015.

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The annual awards celebrate the success, innovation and strategic vision of CEOs across a number of sectors and industries.  The committee presented this accolade in recognition of Clive’s performance in driving V.Group’s progress and the company’s performance over the past twelve months.

Clive joined V.Group as CEO in 2009 and in addition to delivering significant growth and continuously improving company results; he has driven a number of initiatives.  These include directing a successful sale process to the current owners, Omers, an organisational restructure and a full re-brand that has delivered a unique and contemporary brand architecture befitting the evolution of the company.

A global business, locally placed, V.Group encompasses a diverse portfolio of internationally recognised brands including V.Ships, Seatec and Marlins to name a few, which provide an unparalleled range of services to the maritime industry.  These combined offerings enable investors to enter the ship owning asset class, maximise a return on their investment and ensure optimum performance of their vessels while outsourcing the challenges of operating them.

CEO Clive Richardson commented: “I am delighted to accept this award on behalf of the entire V.Group team.  We make a promise to our customers described as ‘Performance assured’ and we fulfill this as one team, combining commitment and passion with insight, expertise and resources to deliver the results that V.Group’s customers need.”

Finance Monthly Editor-in-chief, Mark Palmer commented: “The success of every business starts with a strategic, resourceful and engaging leader.  It is these qualities that help foster team spirit and employee motivation, which in turn create a successful company.  The CEOs winners of Finance Monthly’s 2015 CEO Awards are corporate leaders who deliver results and have achieved considerable success in their respective sectors.”

About Clive Richardson:

Clive Richardson joined V.Group, the world’s leading provider of maritime services to the commercial shipping, cruise and energy sectors, as CEO in 2009.  Having initially trained as a barrister, Clive moved into the defence and business areas in 1982, working in senior management roles internationally with QinetiQ, Insyte, Royal Ordnance, GEC Marconi, Westland Helicopters and BAe.  From 2009 to 2011, Clive was president of the trade association Intellect and was a member of the influential UK National Defence Industries Council for over five years.  In an industry often regarded as conservative, Clive has been visionary, reflected in the company’s performance since 2009.  In 2011, he successfully directed the sale of V.Group to its current owners Omers.  He has also reorganised and modernised the company’s organisational structure and recently completed a full re-brand that delivered a unique and contemporary brand architecture befitting the evolution of the enterprise.

About V Group:

V.Group is the world’s leading provider of outsourced maritime services to the commercial shipping and cruise industries and an increasingly important player in the energy sector.

The company delivers a broad range of marine services including technical management and support through its market-leading third party ship manager, V.Ships; seafarer recruitment, management and training; procurement, and ship supply chain management.

V.Group employs 2500 people around its global office network in 60 locations and manages the recruitment and placement of some 38,000 seafarers. It delivers ship and crew management services to a diverse fleet of over 800 vessels.  These include crude, products, chemical and LPG/LNG tankers, bulk carriers ranging from a large fleet of self-dischargers to VLOCs, containerships from feeders to 14,200 TEU units, as well as many specialized vessel types including offshore and seismic vessels, cable layers and diving support/subsea units servicing the growing offshore market.

Source: Vships – Media.


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