V Group appoints Head of Communications

Communication, Company Profiles, Energy, HR, Person Profiles, Press and Media, Shipmanagement — By on May 20, 2015 at 10:47 PM
Sheila Armstrong

Sheila Armstrong

V.Group, the world’s leading provider of maritime services, has announced the appointment of Sheila Armstrong as Head of Communications. Based in the company’s V.Ships office in Glasgow, Sheila will report directly to Executive Director, Bob Bishop. 

The new position has been created to enable V.Group to effectively communicate its values and brand promise: Performance assured to its customers and stakeholders.

Previously Head of Communications at Inchcape Shipping Services, Sheila brings to the role a wealth of communications experience primarily gained in the maritime services sector.

Commenting on Sheila’s appointment Bob Bishop stated: “V.Group is delighted to welcome Sheila Armstrong to the team. Her background and specialist communications knowledge will provide V.Group with a valuable asset and will enable the Group to communicate its progress as we drive the business forward.”

Said Sheila Armstrong: “I am delighted to be joining V.Group in this exciting new opportunity and support the business to achieve its ambitious objectives. I am particularly looking forward to engaging with a new team in a new area of the maritime service chain while retaining existing relationships developed over many years.”

V.Group is the world’s leading provider of outsourced maritime services to the commercial shipping and cruise industries and an increasingly important player in the energy sector.

The company delivers a wide range of marine services including technical management and support through its market-leading third party ship manager, V.Ships; seafarer recruitment, management and training; procurement, and ship supply chain management.

V.Group employs 2500 staff around its global office network in 60 locations and manages the recruitment and placement of some 38, 000 seafarers. It delivers ship and crew management services to a diverse fleet of over 800 vessels. These include crude, products, chemical and LPG/LNG tankers, bulk carriers ranging from a large fleet of self-dischargers to VLOCs, containerships from feeders to 14, 200 TEU units, as well as many specialized vessel types including offshore and seismic vessels, cable layers and diving support/subsea units servicing the growing offshore market.

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