February 27, 2015

Survivex Aims for Growth with New Appointment to Management Team

Leading North East training provider Survivex has made a key managerial appointment.  Following an internal promotion, Chris Bews takes up the position of Business Development Manager.  Tasked with day-to-day responsibility for leading the sales team and meeting pre-defined revenue targets, he takes the role at a crucial time in the company’s development.

Chris has extensive experience in energy training having been with Survivex as a member of the business development team since its inception in 2011.  Chris has played a fundamental role in identifying business opportunities, growing the customer base and securing sales.  Prior to this he held an account management position for an electrical and engineering consumables supply company.

“Chris was the ideal person to take up this challenge”, said Survivex CEO Andrew Green, “he knows the business inside out, is a well-respected member of the team and has developed good relationships with many of our major clients”.

“These are difficult times for the sector”, continues Mr Green, “but we’re aiming to get ourselves into the best position to maintain market share and to enable us to press ahead with our strategic growth plans”.  This recent announcement follows the appointment of two additional company directors since Mr Green took over the reins of the company in the middle of 2014.

Chris will be based at the multi-million pound training facility in Aberdeen but will count international travel in his remit.  Working closely with the company’s office in Dubai he will focus on growing the global arm of the business and promoting North Sea safety standards across the sector as a whole.

“I’m delighted to be tasked with the responsibility of leading the team at this current time”, said Chris, “despite the uncertainty in the sector Survivex is actively pressing forward; we’ve been awarded significant accreditations from OPITO in recent months, and have developed a strategic collaborations with other training providers, allowing us to offer a comprehensive training portfolio designed to deliver to the specific requirements of our clients”.

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