CLS offshore appoints three new board members

Energy sector services company CLS Offshore has unveiled a bold new vision which will mean employing twice as many staff and doubling turnover to around £40m over the next two years.

Three board members have been appointed to help steer a new strategy for the Great Yarmouth-based company which will build on its Southern North Sea business but also pursue more business worldwide.

Scott McMillan, appointed managing director in 2011, stated that consultant Carl Fisher, who originally assisted in shaping the company’s future, would step up to become non-executive chairman and guide plans to fruition.

Carl is joined on the board by Mark Pollard, as finance director, and Simon Thorne, business delivery director. “We have a current order book of £20m which we aim to double within two years,” said Mr McMillan. “It means extending our workforce from 160 to about 300 – and up to 450 at peak periods.

The company, with its large quayside site, specialises in modern fabrication work, platform refurbishment and petrochemical plant installation and support. It has diversified into offshore windfarm maintenance and also launched a new electrical and instrumentation division.