ABOUT US

SIRM UK Marine Ltd. provides products, services and support to all sectors of the marine industry in the UK and worldwide. First established over 100 years ago as The Marconi International Marine Co., SIRM UK Marine Ltd. is a leading provider of marine electronics solutions for communications, navigation, safety, security, welfare and support. We also provide the full range of satellite communications solutions including personal satellite communication products and services, enabling hand-held voice and data communication from virtually anywhere on the Earth’s surface.

The company has the ability to support the whole of the maritime industry, with more directly-employed marine electronics engineers than any other company and a network of regional offices around the country, and service representation around the globe thanks to our international network of partners and in group resources. The regional offices act as a first line of contact for customers, offer local expert knowledge – as well as engineering support – and are strategically based in, or near to, local ports and harbours.

There are dedicated, specialist sales teams for the commercial, fishing, offshore and leisure sectors based around the UK, as well as a dedicated team of surveyors and specific project management resources. We have dedicated specialist teams to identify suitable solutions, as well as providing the best products and the most comprehensive after-sales service.

our solutions

our team

Luca De Cesare

Director
Luca was appointed as the Director of SIRM UK in 2016 following the transition of the business from Selex ES. Luca has a strong background in Management Consultancy and the technology, with previous experience in the IT and Telecommunications sector working for Accenture and Telecom Italia. Prior to taking his position in SIRM UK, Luca gained 2 years’ experience as CEO in the Marine Electronics Sector in Italy. Luca is a married father of a daughter, and keen on sailing and anything about the sea.

Executive Team

Scott Gibson

Head of SIRM UK
Scott started his career in maritime in 2003 when he joined Marconi Selenia as an Electronics Engineer. Scott spent several years ‘on the tools’ as an Engineer and MCA (Maritime and Coastguard Agency) Surveyor, before transferring to Management in 2009 as UK Service Manager for Selex Communications. In 2015 Scott become the Head of the UK business, and more recently was also elected to become Vice President of the International Ships Engineering Services Association. Scott is a married father of two boys, and keen on outdoor activities.

Charlie Snooke

Head of Service
Charlie has over 30 years’ experience in the maritime service and support industry. He has been recognised by several independent maritime reports for developing high performance, customer focussed, service and support teams. Initially working for many years as a Field Engineer, his career has encompassed a variety of technical and leadership roles, within market leading manufacturers and maritime service companies.

Terry Birch

Head of Engineering
Terry joined the business in 2003 after a long career in technical design and development with the Marconi Company. Terry is responsible for the management of the system engineering resources, the design and integrity of proposed systems and our support activities. Terry is also responsible for the introduction of new technologies to grow the business in all areas.

Nigel Bond

Operations Manager
Nigel has over 30 years with the business stretching back to the days of Marconi Marine. Nigel’s background is in Airtime but he has undertaken many roles in the business and now looks after the Operations Function (including cash matters, procurement, logistics and central administration) as well as continuing to have overall responsibility for the Airtime segment. Nigel is a keen traveller and sportsman (being a qualified football referee)

sales Team

Greg Woodward

Sales Manager
Greg joined the business in 2001 and has worked with a wide range of global shipping companies and supply partners. He is responsible for helping customers to find innovative, cost effective electronics solutions to reduce operational spend, generate revenue and meet regulatory requirements.

John Danby

Sales Manager
John has over 20 years in the marine industry which started as professional Yacht Captain. Since coming ashore, his skills in Navigation and Communications has led him to work for some of the market leading companies in this field. John joined SIRM in 2019 and has brought his knowledge into SIRM’s integrated solutions portfolio. A natural communicator and strong problem solver, John looks forward to consulting with both new and existing customers.

Yvonne James

Regional Manager
Yvonne has over 20 years’ experience in the marine electronics industry, initially joining Simrad as an administrator, she quickly developed her role and became Fishery sales manager for Scotland. Yvonne Transitioned to Echomaster Marine when they were awarded the Simrad distributorship for the UK, and then joined SIRM in 2012 to manage our Scottish and Irish regions. Given her years of experience and knowledge, Yvonne specialises on supporting our fishing customers. Alongside her work Yvonne, loves to keep active, going to the gym, walking, cycling and running, and also has a number of marathons under her belt.

Martin Taylor

Regional Manager
Martin started his career in the marine industry in 1995 in Radio Holland South Africa. He began in the stores but soon progressed into Sales becoming Commercial Manager for the African territory. Martin’s development is driven by his determination to learn, which led him to gain his qualifications in electronics while working for Radio Holland. Martin moved to the UK in September 2018 joining SIRM UK as Regional Manager for Northern England. Martin’s years of experience and variety of roles have given him a unique perceptive and knowledge of marine electronics systems and regulations.

Ryan van der Linde

Regional Manager
Ryan had amassed 20 years’ experience within the marine business sector since 2001, working across all marine sectors – Leisure, Fishing, commercial and Deep Sea. Ryan joined SIRM UK Marine Ltd in May 2018 as Regional Manager. Ryan’s journey so far in the marine electronics sales and service industry, has brought him to believe that no matter how hard life seems... always try to make a success of whatever project you are working on. Ryan’s motto - Remember that your actions will always follow your beliefs!

our history

SIRM UK Marine Ltd. is a company founded by Marconi in 1900, and has been at the forefront of the marine electronics industry ever since.

Previously known worldwide as Marconi Marine, it is the only business that has been continuously involved in the provision, implementation, monitoring and support of  communications. equipment, since the inception of the very first marine radio.

Locations

SIRM UK has offices across the UK, with more directly-employed UK based marine electronics engineers than any other company. Due to our extensive international partner network, our maritime satellite services provide coverage on all major shipping routes, globally.

We pride ourselves on offering reliable expert after-sales support, wherever you are in the world.

capabilities

As one of the world’s leading maritime satellite communications providers, SIRM specialises in navigation, communication, safety, security, support and welfare solutions. 

Some of the benefits of working with us include:

  • In House Airtime department
  • Offshore BOSIET, safety, working-at-height-trained professional team
  • Approved by 7 classification societies – Lloyds Register, Bureau Veritas, ABS, DNV, RINA, Class NK, UK MCA
  • Approved VDR engineers for Broadgate, Danelec and JRC
  • Gyro Trained Engineers for Tokyo Keiki, Simrad Navico and Alphatron
  • Proven Project Management Capabilities 
  • Quality Assurance from LRQA to 9001-2015 
  • FCA approved and regulated. 

Having acquired in-depth expertise in marine satellite communications, we are at the forefront of innovation in the sector. Due to our ability to stay ahead of emerging technology, we are able to provide our clients with the very best in quality and value.

Furthermore, we offer fully inclusive services, fixed price maintenance and rapid customer support.

partners

Having been at the forefront of maritime communications for over 100 years, SIRM has formed strong relationships with leading global service providers.

In order to provide the highest quality offerings, we work alongside the world’s most respected manufacturers and airtime service suppliers.