Unique Group, global innovators in subsea technologies and engineering, has announced the appointments of Chris Blake and Craig Walker to drive forward the organisation’s ambitious growth plans for 2023.
Chris joins Unique Group as Vice President – Survey, utilising his 30 years of experience in the offshore industry throughout Europe, Middle East, Africa and the Americas with organisations such as Fugro and N-Sea. His strong track record in global survey products and services as well as business leadership will reinforce Unique Group’s operational excellence in its global survey offering.
Craig’s appointment as Global Asset Manager will further enhance client project experience through data-driven asset tracking along with optimised asset visibility as the Group continues to invest in digitalisation. With 17 years of project management, leadership, and global resource management experience, Craig joins from Claxton Engineering to further strengthen Unique Group’s global commitment to providing the best customer service, innovation, and sustainable practices.
Unique Group began the year following a strong end to 2022 and a 30% growth in revenue with key contract wins secured. 2023 will see the launch of a new division that will complement and enhance the Group's current offerings to customers. Additionally, Unique Group's Research and Development pipeline is well placed to release a new range of Unmanned Survey Vessels (USV) as well as in-house developed diving and survey products in the coming months.
Martin Charles, Chief Operating Officer at Unique Group, commented: “I am delighted to welcome Chris and Craig to the team, as we are working towards ambitious goals in 2023. The success we’ve seen over the last 12 months reflects our technical knowledge and global expertise; our people continue to be vital to the strong position we have achieved in our key markets. We are seeing a growing demand for our services in the renewable sector and to cater to the increasing client requirements we will also be expanding our facilities globally this year.”
Unique Group has set the foundations to forecast a positive 2023, continuing to look at expanding its portfolio of solutions, growing into new markets and sectors, and advancing towards a sustainable future for the company and the industry as a whole.