Ship shape for Seaworks

Seaworks exhibitors (l-r) John White, Penzance Dry Docks; Nicola Porteous, Duchy Hydraulics; Patrick Dollard, Kernow Training

A delegation of nautical Cornish businesses will be showcasing their products and services at Europe’s biggest commercial marine exhibition this month.

Hundreds of marine companies from 40 countries around the world are gearing up for the annual Seaworks Exhibition (June 15-17) in Southampton.

And Cornwall Marine Network members Penzance Dry Docks, Kernow Training and Duchy Hydraulics will be among those vying for business.

They will use the premier three-day event as a platform to publicise their business, attracting new clients and forge business to business contacts.

While the Cornish contingent have geography in common, their business interests are all different. Kernow Training offers marine first aid and safety training, Duchy Hydraulics provides hydraulic engineering solutions to super-yachts and the offshore and renewables sector, and Penzance Dry Docks services vessels and floating plants at its sheltered wet basin and tidal berth.

Tim Bowerbank, CMN’s marketing manager, said: “Seaworks is going from strength to strength and is the ideal international platform to launch new products and build relationships with prospective businesses and existing clients.”

Other CMN members exhibiting include Gecko Head Gear, which manufactures and supplies helmets for the marine environment; Wills Ridley, designers and manufacturers of marine steering and propulsion systems; and Quantum Marine Marketing, who help promote and market commercial marine businesses.