Case Studies

Orkney boat charters makes waves with business expansion

Business Gateway worked with Northerly Marine Services to help them with their ambition to grow.

19th August 2019

About the business

Northerly Marine Services, boat charters based in the Orkney Isles, offers a large variety of services – from wildlife tours to crew transfer, commercial and survey work. Established in 2017, they have a large and diverse crew of experienced industry workers.

Following the launch of their business, Northerly Marine Services has undergone development and purchased a new vessel - named Reggie - an impressive Black-Water Seastorm 35.

Thanks to Business Gateway, we have been able to expand our business beyond our original expectations.

How Business Gateway has helped

Business Gateway provided numerous services including advice on HR, funding and marketing and support with planning development. Consequently, the business continues to grow. Through the expert advice and support of Business Gateway, Northerly Marine Services was able to secure a £1,500 Business Start Up grant from the Orkney Islands Council.

Paul Phillips, co-owner of Northerly Marine Services said: “Thanks to Business Gateway, we have been able to expand our business beyond our original expectations - we even managed to secure funding to buy a lovely new vessel!”

Co-owner Steven Brough said: “Working with Business Gateway has been extremely helpful and a key component of Northerly Marine Services’ success.”

Support provided

Business advisor support

Advice on business plan

Advice on company regulations

Advice on funding

Advice on HR issues

Advice on marketing

Routes to funding

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