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Posted by December 23, 2014

Sparrows Set for European Growth

Martin Thomson (left) is welcomed to the Sparrows Group by European Operations Director Mark Beveridge.

Martin Thomson (left) is welcomed to the Sparrows Group by European Operations Director Mark Beveridge.

The Sparrows Group has made two key appointments to its senior management team as it looks to enhance its market share in the U.K. and grow its operations throughout the rest of Europe during 2015, the company said.

The group has promoted Mark Beveridge to the role of European Operations Director. To support him in meeting these growth objectives the group has also recruited Martin Thomson as Head of Business Acquisition and Strategic Development for Europe and Africa.\

Beveridge said, “A major focus of 2014 was implementing an organizational restructure that is focused on geographies to ensure we are well placed to provide customers with a value driven service. The transition sets us up with a good foundation for the year ahead and we have brought Martin in to lead our business development activities. 

“The aim of the restructure has been to provide our customers with a delivery assured approach utilizing our in-house expertise – we want to be closer to our customers to provide them with a quality service that supports their drive for efficiency, reliability and safety of critical equipment and operations,” Beveridge continued.

Beveridge has worked in the field of engineering for over 25 years and has been with the Sparrows Group since 2008. He started within the company’s Engineering Division and most recently held the position of Business Manager for Drilling before on his current role. His engineering background will be key to understanding the technical challenges facing the industry in the year ahead. 

With over 20 years’ accumulated experience working in the oil and gas industry, Thomson arrives from KCA Deutag where he was Senior Vice President Commercial in charge of overseeing all commercial activities globally. Thomson has considerable international experience and has worked for Total Oil Marine, Subsea 7 and GE Oil & Gas. 

Beveridge said, “We have streamlined our processes to ensure we can respond quickly to customer requirements. The Sparrows Group has extensive engineering capabilities throughout all sections of our business and this depth of knowledge, particularly in design services, can support clients to improve their efficiency and reliability.”


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