Ex Naval Captain and Marine Consultant Jon Holmes joins the team at Swathe Services as their new Business Development Manager. The new role was created to maintain and increase product sales and services as well as managing long-term strategic growth.

Swathe Services are a Hydrographic Survey services company based at Hayle Marine Renewables Business park, Cornwall UK. A steady increase in products and services meant the large customer base and support had to be met with additional staff.

CdrJonHolmesatsea 2012James Williams, Director of Swathe Services said: “The caliber of candidates was exceptional. However, Jon’s knowledge and experience of Hydrographic Survey, his confidence, presentation manner and overall personality outshone all other candidates. We are all looking forward to working with him.”

New Business Development Manager Jon said: “I’m looking forward to adding value to the company, and I am excited to be part of some excellent products and innovation in marine and hydrography.”

Jon has had a full naval career as a Hydrographic Surveyor and was made ship’s captain of six naval vessels during that time. He left the Navy to work at the University of Plymouth’s Hydrographic Academy and then as a Marine Consultant.

Jon’s final role in the navy before he finished his career saw him in charge of a multi-role survey and oceanographic vessel called HMS Enterprise. Jon says: “When people asked what I did, I would be proud to announce that I was the "Captain of the Enterprise", I also quite like Star Trek and motorbikes.”

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