Kevin Hawes, founder of Portunus Solutions Ltd, has been engaged by the maritime services company and consultancy, The Maritime Group (TMG) International Ltd, as Business Development Manager and Senior Consultant. As a highly experienced commercial manager, Kevin is to target new business growth for TMG.

Working to TMG’s accredited ISO 9001 standard, Kevin is responsible for TMG’s business development activities, including the acquisition of new business and additional partners. His role also includes maintaining fruitful relationships with the wider TMG sales teams, existing customers and partner organisations.

Malcolm Parrott, TMG managing director, said: “Kevin is an internationally experienced, entrepreneurial sales professional with a highly successful background.

“He will lead our expansion into new markets whilst continuing to grow relationships with existing clients and ensuring that our high standards of honesty and ethical practice are maintained throughout the sales cycle.

“We are very pleased to welcome Kevin aboard.”

Kevin brings a wealth of commercial experience gained since leaving the British Royal Navy as a Lieutenant Commander in 1993 following 17 years of service. His commercial experience includes sales of marine terminal and supply chain optimisation solutions to principally the oil and gas majors worldwide. In 2015 he founded Portunus Solutions Ltd, a solution brokerage and referral partner to selected supply chain and advanced maintenance solution vendors.

Kevin said: “In an increasingly competitive and uncertain maritime world, gaining the right support has never been more important.

“I’m looking forward to making TMG’s world class services available to more clients and helping existing clients continue to successfully grow their own businesses.

“It’s an exciting time to join TMG as the company moves confidently into the next phase of its growth.”