The UK Ship Register (UKSR) is pleased to further strengthen its customer-focused team by welcoming on board a new Business Development Manager.
Adam Risbridger (pictured below) joined the UKSR team last month (January 2022) after spending over 15 years in various commercial roles in the private, public, and non-profit sector, spanning business development, sales, marketing, policy, and process. His most recent role, prior to joining the UKSR, was with a global professional body representing quality and auditing professionals, including those who were based within the maritime sector.
Adam will be responsible for helping to grow the UK Flag, promoting the unrivalled maritime knowledge and expertise, personalised round-the-clock service, effortless international ship registration and wide-ranging integrated services that are available for customers, among many other benefits. He will be looking to build strong relationships with stakeholders in commercial shipping sector, ensuring they are aware of all the UK Flag has to offer and can access the services they need. The aim is to create positive collaboration and position the UK as the flag of choice for new and existing customers.
What are you most looking forward to in your role?
“The last few years the UK Flag has stood out in its drive to help both owners and seafarers through the uncertainty created by the pandemic. I look forward to building on these positive aspects of the UK Flag and what we have to offer current and prospective customers moving forward.”
How will you be able to support ship owners and operators?
“There are a number of exciting developments that have either been announced - for example the Tonnage Tax reforms announcement - or other initiatives we are working on as a team at the UKSR that will be of benefit to ship owners and operators globally. My role is to let our stakeholders know that we are very much open for business, while remaining a flag that stands for impeccable safety standards with a keen eye on the future and all the necessary and exciting technological changes that are underway.”
What are your initial plans for the UKSR?
“[My first steps are] Simply to get to know everyone, both internal and external to the UKSR and learn as much as I possibly can from everyone. Then to work and collaborate together to produce a positive experience for everyone that comes into contact with the UKSR and the wider Maritime and Coastguard Agency.”