A new UK-based company has been launched to source and supply the manpower solutions required to deliver ROV, survey, inspection, repair and maintenance projects to the oil and gas, renewable, hydrographic, marine, power and telecommunications sectors. 

The UTM Consultants, founded by managing director Richard Tozer and operations director Alex Meeks, is a privately funded company which will specialise in the acquisition and deployment of professionals from a range of technical and engineering disciplines.

Prior to setting up UTM, Tozer ran marine recruitment services company, GOSS Consultants before selling the business in 2013. Meeks has experience in sourcing personnel for the offshore sector, having previously led the survey division of an international survey and ROV recruitment firm.

Richard Tozer said: “The future of the industry relies on having the best people in the right jobs. Too many of today’s supply agencies are concentrating on the number of hires as opposed to the quality. Often recruiters fail to meet an employer’s exact role requirements as they don’t have the tools or the knowledge to match key competencies with high level labour demands.

“By concentrating exclusively on very niche industry disciplines, we are in a strong position to source and secure the right talent to fill the most critical roles firms need to sustain growth within the marine and renewable industries.”

The company, has also established an onshore support team to provide help and guidance to contractors throughout their career.

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