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Proserv awarded for engineering and business excellence

Global-leading energy services firm Proserv is celebrating after winning two prestigious awards in recognition of the firm’s outstanding business success and engineering and manufacturing capabilities.

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Proserv scooped Business of the Year and Great Engineering & Manufacturing Company of the Year at Friday’s (21st November) Spirit of Enterprise Awards 2014, a high-profile awards ceremony celebrating excellence in business and enterprise in Great Yarmouth.

David Lamont, Proserv CEO, said: "We are very pleased to receive the two awards from Great Yarmouth Borough Council, a great testament to the talent, expertise and hard work of the entire Proserv global team, and especially the team based in Great Yarmouth which is a leading centre for the development, design and manufacture of some our key industry leading high technology products and services.

"We have much to look forward to as a team and through continued investment in our people, facilities and technologies, 2015 looks set to be an even greater year for Proserv."

The awards recognise the outstanding year Proserv has enjoyed. During 2014 the company won multi-million pound contracts for work in both the Gulf of Mexico and Brazil with all manufacturing work for both deals being carried out at Proserv’s Great Yarmouth facilities.

In June, Proserv announced plans to recruit a further 40 people by the end of the year in Great Yarmouth. This will see the firm employing more than 330 people across its four sites at Gapton Hall Industrial Estate.

In addition to large scale contracts and increasing its workforce, the company’s base in Great Yarmouth has a continual focus on developing new technology. Earlier this year, the team completed and released game-changing technology for subsea control and monitoring communications (Artemis 2G), reinforcing Proserv’s rapidly-expanding subsea capabilities and world-class engineering expertise. A roadshow targeting key conferences worldwide to promote Artemis 2G was also organised and led by senior engineers from Great Yarmouth.

The Spirit of Enterprise Awards, which were held in Great Yarmouth Town Hall, recognises entrepreneurial success in the town focusing on and rewarding the achievements through innovation, entrepreneurial thinking and sheer determination of businesses of all sizes and from every sector.

This award wins come just weeks after one of Proserv’s promising young employees, Marnie Toal, won the Oil & Gas UK Award for Apprentice of the Year.

Proserv, which has a global talent pool of more than 2,200 people and operates through 31 operating centres based in 11 countries, has a 40-year track record in delivering life-of-field solutions.

The firm recently announced it had signed a definitive agreement to be acquired by major US private equity investor Riverstone Holdings LLC. Proserv will continue to operate as an independent company under the terms of the deal.