Investment in a team of industry professionals to establish, develop and deliver business in a strategic new sector has paid off handsomely for The SMS Group, traditionally seen as a ship repairer.
|The SMS Group - “We’ve a serious pipeline, much of which is under contract and we’re really going to push for continued growth in 2022.”|
The company sees 2021 as the defining year for its breakthrough into the challenging interior outfit and marine refurbishment sector within the cruise industry.
Dan Lockyer, who heads up the team, said, “2021 was our year. It’s the fourth year on this journey, and ironically the 22nd year that I’ve been in this industry. On the back of the Covid hiatus, and the industry restarting, we’ve achieved some phenomenal milestones.”
“Concurrent working on multiple vessels, simultaneously, is now the norm. We’ve recruited new project management and estimating resource. We’ve worked globally. We’ve attracted new customers and supported old with their vessel reactivations. We’ve invested in new storage facilities, and we’ve expanded our supply chain. We’re halfway through our financial year and we will exceed all of our expectations.”
The company has completed cruise refit projects across Europe, currently has a further three superyacht projects ‘live’ and four cruise projects under contract and in the planning/pre-deployment stages.
With a pipeline in excess of £5million Darren Smith, Head of Business Development, said, “By staying true to our core values of ‘turnkey project management’, ‘value engineering’ and the ‘lifetime value of customer relationships’ we’ve genuinely benefitted as the industry has restarted.”
He added, “2022 is going to be so exciting for both the industry and our business. We’re still recruiting. We’re looking for new people to fulfil new roles. We’ve a serious pipeline, much of which is under contract and we’re really going to push for continued growth in 2022. You’ll see a real step change in our business as we continue to support industry events