5 Nov 2018

A&P North East has announced a restructure to consolidate sector expertise and strengthen customer focus, with A&P’s Operation Director Keith Henry at the helm as interim Managing Director.

A&P North East has been reorganised into two business units to put more specialist focus on the submarine and ship repair markets.

The ship repair business unit will be led by Mike Wappett as Marine Director with the support of General Managers at A&P’s Tyne, Tees and Great Yarmouth facilities. Mike was previously the general manager of A&P Tees.

The submarine business unit will be led by project director Patrick Kelly and Production Director Brian Peat at A&P’s Tyne facility. The two business units will be further supported by a shared services team comprising finance, estimating, commercial, HR and procurement.

Keith Henry has been appointed as Interim Managing Director with immediate effect and takes responsibility for the two new business units and the shared services team, with the support of Commercial Director Andy Rodden. Simon Welch is promoted to Financial Controller North East, having previously acted as finance controller at the Tees facility. Simon will cover all of the North East businesses.

Explaining the changes, David McGinley, Managing Director of Atlantic and Peninsula Marine Services Ltd, which comprises A&P Group, said: “Restructuring the North East business in this way allows us to take a much more specialist, focused and strategic approach to the submarine and ship repair sectors. We now have the seniority, expertise and resource we need to consolidate our position in these markets, promote growth and give even greater priority to our customers.”