Teesside-based Guardian Marine Testing (GMT) has successfully grown to be a £7.5 million turnover business after five years of operations and the vast majority of its clients are outside of the UK. The company provides assurance to vessel owners, shipping operators and fuel users worldwide that the fuel they are using meets international quality standards and provides good value for money.
Andrew Shaw, Managing Director explains "We initially joined NECC as we were looking to recruit apprentices to help grow our workforce. They have been instrumental in helping us to put an appropriate system in place and this has proved extremely valuable in developing a team to support the growth of the business."
GMT has invested £1 million in a UKAS accredited laboratory at The Wilton Centre in Redcar and the three founding partners in the business have together over 30 years of experience in the marine fuel industry.
"We are continuing to grow our business across Europe by delivering outstanding customer service at a competitive price."
Andrew goes on to describe the support received by NECC "NECC encouraged us to travel to see customers by helping to source funding for speculative trips which otherwise we may not have been able to afford. I find their market introduction seminars extremely useful and am reassured by the support they provide to facilitate trade."
“NECC encouraged us to travel to see customers by helping to source funding for speculative trips which otherwise we may not have been able to afford.”