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I just wanted to take a minute to say thankyou to Phil Parry, Liam Daly and the whole team for all the efforts over the last weeks with our Crewing Director search.
In the end we had a hard choice between two very good candidates but there were several that could have “done the job”.
Really appreciate the hard work and thoroughness of the search which has led to a great outcome.


I would like to thank Oliver Mason and the Spinnaker team for all their help and the personal touch that has made a stressful time so much easier, and more importantly, ensuring that any roles suggested where suitable and that I would fit into the culture.

Ollie has been a great help and mentor during the recruitment process.


Spinnaker were a pleasure to work with, they know the maritime industry inside out and strive for results. Phil Parry spearheaded the HR Maritime Forum which helped to change the face of HR in the maritime industry.

Alison Jenkins FCIPD

I found the process painless (LOL!) and very worthwhile.
Your input and guidance was great to understand the information as was your patience as we went well over the allotted 1hr time slot.
I’d also like to express my thanks to David and Trinity House for organising this and look forward to more events.

Gary Reay

Trinity House Yeomen

The report is very interesting and very helpful for the exercise we’re currently conducting

Brian Harrison

Sunderland City Council

Phil provided a very good overview; it was interesting and constructive and gives more confidence in reading the report. We were impressed how quickly the technical problems (only two) were solved.

Gaby Bornheim

Peter Dohle

Thank you for an excellent overview of the Conference!! Webinars are indeed a perfect tool!

Anna Katsika


I shared the webinar information to the broader shipping HR team and Jo Espiner was able to attend. She found it very informative and very detailed.

Miles Horca


“In general good events, more focus on ‘what can be done’ – Possible Advisory group”

Eric Von Livowing

Head of Crewing

“Very informative and well thought out meeting, friendly and knowledgeable hosts, Thanks”

Sebastian Button

Account Manager, Navigate PR

Very good service, and we are more focus on the salary survey to help us on recruitment and salary adjustment.

“I am at a better place today having attended the MLDP and our subsequent coaching sessions.”


Via Jerry / Karen

The coaching “inspires you to take action because there is a follow up”

Dave Tubb


“Definatley recommend to my colleagues”


Rio Tinto

“Really liked the content, design of the programme”

MLDP Participant

Hit all the current trends and issues

Dean Ford

Marine Society

I wanted to take the chance to congratulate you and the team for a great conference in May, really enjoyed the presentations, topics and engagements.

Calum Hunter


Awesome event.

Marius Grindemann

Well done on a successful conference. Good energy.

Rafael Huber

great conference last week. It was a really interesting and successful event with some excellent topics covered and a good level of interaction between the audience and speakers.

Kate Pike

thank you for a great conference; I just caught up with Kate Pike and we both said how much we took from the two days.

Caitlin Vaughan

My thanks also Karen – you not only do people, you do great conferences!  Well done to all.

Steven Gosling

It was a cracking event and I was gutted I could spend more time there, now you know why!!
Thanks for having me, I really enjoyed it and had lots of great feedback since

Raal Harris

I enjoyed participating in the panel and thought the discussions were actually very instructive – particularly the one about seafarers’ mental health.

Peter Borup

I wanted to drop you a note to re-emphasise how much I enjoyed it and how much I took away.
Please thank the wider team at Spinnaker HR for their efforts.

Dean Ford

the best yet…really enjoyed presentations from outside maritime ….. really interesting a…..the ‘place to be’ every year in the industry.

Stephanie (via Adam at DNA)


I thought the conference was excellent and a refreshing change from the normal format for shipping events. The panels were informative and had knowledgeable speakers. The sessions from Virgin Atlantic and Paul Tizzard were particularly good and provided helpful examples from other industries to reduce the isolation of only shipping views and toe introduce new ideas. The speed dating exercise was helpful and changed the energy in the room. The fact that so many people joined in shows how much people value it, even if it pushed them out of their comfort-zone a little!

Chris Wincott

NJC Associates

a very well-organized HR Maritime HR conference with an inspiring agenda and pleasant time together with peers

Jakob de la Cour


Very well organised and great content

Julie Stewwart


an interesting, well facilitated and beneficial conference



thanks for a well planned, executed as well attended conference!
It takes immense efforts and collective efforts to pull such a large scale conference and make it a success!
You did just that!

Michael Elwert

V Ships

What a great learning experience for me!! Congratulations to the Spinnaker Global Team for the great organisation and the quality of the speakers.

Guillaume Delamare


Thank you for a very nice conference – I’ll be back next year.



congratulations on the conference today – I wished to drop a line (from a coffee shop round the corner) as my calls have all rolled into each other and I will not now make it back. thank you for the invitation to be included – I think you have a fantastic cross section of attendees, and relevant subjects on the agenda. The organisation and support by the spinnaker team a well oiled machine. Sorry to miss the final chapter

Charles Maltby

Epic Gas

I was happy to participate in the panel and agree it was the best conference so far. You and your team organized an event that was successful both in terms of content and networking

Gabrielle - Seaspan


Congratulations on a very successful conference last week.  The range of topics covered by the various speakers was  much appreciated by the attendees and provided a excellent overview of some of the current (and future) issues facing our industry. Once again, Karen, thank you for providing us with such an insightful conference.

Robert Milne - Angloeastern


Congrats again for a very well-organised and engaging event.

Darren - Marlins


Many congratulations to you and your team for a fantastic conference last week.  There were some excellent speakers and it was a hugely engaging event.

Adam Lewis - IMEC


the conference was extremely well run, big congrats to the whole team on a job well done!

Rory Buchanan


you certainly put on an impressive event.   Talking to people over lunch, your annual commitment to this is very much welcomed by the profession.

Jacey Graham

I also wanted to congratulate you on this high quality event. You always find the way to get creative and resourceful in identifying interesting themes that will help us all become better business partners and that will therefore help the whole industry moving forward. We already see the progress that the industry has made in the past few years and I think you can proudly say you are part of making the movement happen.



Thank you so much, I had a great time and am taking a lot home


Pete Dohle

My 1st conference and I thoroughly enjoyed it- hope to be back next year

Karen - Algoma

It is always a fantastic event

Faye Carsons


another stimulating and “business friendly” conference

Andrew Dudzinski

MHG (Sponsor)

a very friendly and welcoming bunch

Declan Fyans


Very professionally organised with excellent speakers and great crowd

Kuba Szymanski


a pleasant experience to meet so many HR expert in Spinnaker’s conference last week………..a successful conference and networking opportunity

May Ho

China LNG

a very well organised conference last week.  I thoroughly enjoyed every moment of it

Lucie-Marie Gauthier


Selecting the next Chief Executive is a vital decision for any business. When that organisation is also a 100 years old Royal Charter based membership organisation with global coverage, it is even more essential to find the right individual who will drive it forward with energy, skill and a sensitivity of approach which reflects the needs of the members both now and in the future. Phil Parry provided an excellent choice of candidates for this demanding role, from which we found exactly the right person. The service from Phil and his staff was exemplary in every way and I doubt that we would have had such a satisfactory outcome without the involvement of Spinnaker.

Tony Dixon, Chairman

Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers

It has been a very good experience working with Spinnaker, and in particular with Teresa Peacock. Her extensive recruitment experience and knowledge of the maritime market were invaluable to our process. As we were recruiting for a key position, her coordination of the project and team helped us greatly. Communication was clear every step of the way.

Donna Price, Global HR Business Partner, Stolt-Nielsen


I cant believe it has been ten years (2007) that we have been working together. With you having filled multiple roles for our company, comprising several different areas of expertise, we always count on Spinnaker to be highly knowledgeable, connected, and well respected in the industry. The service is always good and we know we can rely on you to support our mutual values of trust and integrity. We look forward to our next mandate and I hope and expect to be working together for many years to come.

Paul Pathy, President & CEO, Fednav


I am pleased to endorse the work of Teresa Peacock and Spinnaker, who over the past 18 months have provided invaluable support to our major UK maritime based recruitment programme. Teresa and her team at Spinnaker have been true partners, providing support and counsel going well beyond our agreed mandate. When we have had challenges Teresa has helped develop alternative approaches and solutions and when issues have arisen, as they inevitably do, we have been able to hold a frank and open dialogue to address them. Teresa and her team have also demonstrated a sustained level of energy and engagement over an extended period and delivered tangible results, without ever becoming aggressive or pushy, something we have particularly valued. We look forward to continuing to work together in the future.

Jonathan Campbell, CFO, MSC Cruise Management (UK) Ltd


In 2016 we asked Spinnaker to assist us in the search for a new Global Manager Technical & New Building for the Shipowning division of Stolt Tankers BV in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. We have received a good selection of candidates and Spinnaker found us the right candidate, ticking almost all the boxes! The enthusiasm combined with professionalism of all those working for us on the search was great. We felt listened to, Spinnaker was never afraid to ask more questions and provided us with regular and good summaries and status reports. I can advise Spinnaker for specific higher management roles. The network is great and they know where to advertise and to reach out to the right candidates.

Stolt Tankers Shipowning


It was definitely a pleasant experience working with your professional team for our Global Executive Search. With our unique criteria and expectations on the candidate, Spinnaker was able to provide detailed assessment reports, highlighting the strengths, weaknesses and capabilities of the candidates in relations to our needs, which undoubtedly added immense values to our selection process. Your approachable attitude, tailored services and efficient manner throughout the period also impressed our management team. We’re pleased to share that the placement was successful and transitioning very well in the position. We have no hesitation in introducing Spinnaker as a desirable recruitment partner!

Sabrina Chao, Chairman

Wah Kwong

I have known Phil for nearly 20 years and have always found him to be a very knowledgeable and professional individual. I have appointed him as a solicitor, benefited from his input as a business partner and valued him as a friend. I would have no hesitation in recommending him in any business capacity

Nick Maddalena

Managing Director, Seacurus

Spinnaker was a pleasure to work with, they know the maritime industry inside out and strive for results. Phil Parry spearheaded the HR Maritime Forum which helped to change the face of HR in the maritime industry. Bravo Phil!!

Alison Jenkins FCIPD

formerly AET

Spinnaker are the consummate professionals and know the shipping business inside-out. I have worked with them on a number of occasions and have nothing but praise for their people skills, work ethics and commitment. Phil Parry makes an excellent partner in recruitment and in the maritime industry.

Carly Fields

Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers

With his cheerful disposition and open mind, Phil Parry is a great person to talk to about careers in the maritime industry. His wide ranging knowledge also makes him an excellent sounding board for ideas.

Stephanie Zarach


Strong communicator with outgoing and dynamic co-operative skills, actively taking leadership. High ability to persuade and argue to the decisive level, able to apply effective counselling and advisory with diplomacy & tact, driving decisions and projects forward. Strong command & insight of lobbyism techniques. Adaptable to a multicultural & international marketplace working with all levels of management, stakeholders & cultures across business units and regions in a fast moving and ever changing global shipping environment. A highly skilled net-worker and corporate ambassador and, by nature, very sociable and outgoing

Michael Elwert

Thome Ship Management

Spinnaker has put more people in the right jobs than anyone else I know. They take the time to engage with his clients, helping them understand their vision and their ambitions. From this solid understanding comes an ability to recommend the right candidates to their clients. Understanding the nuances within the shipping industry and speaking our language, not to mention the highly successful benchmarking project has given them a platform from which to advise and support a wide range of clients. I would recommend Phil Parry as a recruiter, as mentor and with Spinnaker as an essential partner in finding the right people for your company.

Julie Lithgow OBE

Director, Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers

Spinnaker’s network of contacts is remarkable, as is their knowledge of the shipping industry and various roles that occupy it.


I have known Phil on a business basis for over 10 years and have had cause to use his services/those of his company, both in support of my own career path, and also to recruit individuals to the organisations for which I have/currently work(ed). Phil is without doubt both an expert in his chosen field and both personally and through his company, provides an exceptional service to his clients. I have no doubt in recommending Phil and Spinnaker in the assurance that you will receive expert assistance and advice together with a positive end result.

Giles Heimann


Spinnaker has both recruited me and recruited for me and on both sides of the business the service levels have been high. Phil Parry cares deeply about what he does and also devotes time and energy into “putting something back”, so no hesitation in recommending.

Mike Powell

formerly Glencore

Spinnaker’s reputation as the market leader in the global maritime recruitment sector is well deserved. I have known Phil professionally since the 1990’s and I have had the benefit of experiencing his services as both a candidate and as an employer. Phil’s knowledge of the maritime world is encyclopaedic and he is quick to grasp the relevant issues irrespective of whether they have been fully articulated. His ethical approach, provision of timely information and unfailing good humour makes working with him, on either side of the fence, a pleasure.

Ian MacLean

Candidate & Client

Spinnaker’s energy is infectious and they are a joy to work with!



The best and most honest team. It’s as simple as that.


Teresa Peacock is certainly our go to person for future technical mandates; we have only great things to say about our experience to date with Spinnaker.

Christine Mack, Manager Employee Development

Fednav International

Our particular thanks go to Teresa Peacock whose calm professionalism and extensive knowledge of the sector helped us through. She has been completely wonderful.

Belinda Coote, Chief Executive

Chauncy Maples Malawi Trust

I appointed Spinnaker to assist with executive search and recruitment of a Sales Manager inside Japan. I can affirm that throughout, Spinnaker was diligent, professional, proactive and communicative. The nature of the location and the time difference between Japan and the UK presented their own problems, but Spinnaker managed these seamlessly and worked hard to keep to the brief we gave and understand our needs as a client.

Neil Godfrey, Sales Director


The executive committee of INTERTANKO selected Spinnaker to conduct an executive search for the organization following a formal review process which included a number of other recruitment companies. In essence, as well as being competitive, Spinnaker was deemed to be knowledgeable, professional and approachable. These characteristics were affirmed during the search process where in addition they proved to be tenacious, flexible and diligent. In summary, it was a pleasure to work with Phil and his staff.

Graham Westgarth, Chairman


Milford Haven Part Authority, the fifth largest port in the UK, have used Spinnaker in the recruitment of several positions over the past few years, most recently being that for a Commercial Director. Having also tried direct advertising and recruitment, we recognise that Spinnaker provides access to a large database relevant to our requirements and a high degree of professionalism and expertise from which we have benefited in making successful appointments.

Mr Ted Sangster

Executive Milford Haven Port Authority

I cant thank Amy Travell enough for her input into my successful recruitment into the shipbroking industry. Being a 21 year old university leaver with no prior broking experience, Amy provided me with the correct mindset for successful applications – giving up-to-date relevant advice to all my many questions. It quickly became clear by the interviews she put me forward for, some even overseas, that she had a good idea of my requirements. I found Amy easy to talk to and truly would recommend her to anybody wishing to enter the shipping world.

Philip Trish


Spinnaker was engaged on a global executive search project to source a director of bunker fuel strategy to be based in our European headquarters. This was a difficult project that required detailed knowledge of the shipping industry both to source the right person and to sell our opportunity to them. Spinnaker shortlisted some excellent individuals from around the world and were successful in finding us a Scandinavian based in Switzerland. We would not hesitate to recommend Spinnaker.

Managing Director, Asia

European Dry Bulk Shipowner

As a specialist recruiter, David has been very patient and professional, despite that I am located in Singapore and he is stationed in the UK. I am most pleased that his patience and professionalism resulted in my recent placement with Scandinavian Boiler Services in Singapore



David Tubb placed me in my current role and his support throughout the process was excellent. Once the interview was arranged his advice and support was extremely helpful and respectful. Following the job offer, his assistance with contract negotiations was once again excellent. He then kept in touch post placement to ensure all was going well and offer his assistance should it be required. His professionalism at every stage was excellent. He offered support and advice where necessary and respected both employer and candidate throughout.


I wanted to tell you how impressed I am with Spinnaker. Having been hired/recruited by recruitment firms in the past and also using them to source talent for my previous tenures, I cannot express how impressed I am with the quality and response time at Spinnaker. Oliver Mason was professional and detailed. Instead of feeling like a number I felt heard, and that Spinnaker is invested to ensure I am placed in a position that is aligned with my experience, goals and ambitions. It was an absolute breath of fresh air experiencing this with a recruitment firm.

Philip Ridgway


Spinnaker came across as very professional recruitment company, very easy to work with and understood our requirements spot on. The consultant was very helpful and found us a suitable candidate, who we needed urgently, within days. The candidate has adjusted with our company and fits in perfectly.



I started my new job and I just wanted to say thanks one more time to my consultant for breaking me into the role. I wouldn’t have found out about the role without your assistance. This is a huge step up for me professionally and especially in the present market conditions. I’m glad it ended well!


I would certainly recommend Spinnaker as talented professionals very capable of aligning the needs of shipping companies in search of talent with those of industry professionals seeking career development.

Steven Blowers

Bahri General Cargo

The job Spinnaker found for me is really interesting, motivating and matches perfectly with the kind of position I was looking for when I contacted you. I’m really grateful; thank you very much for your help and assistance during this recruitment.

Marion Fantin


The consultant is very proactive and efficient and ensures client’s requirements are always met with satisfaction.


David Tubb recently placed me in my new position and was extremely helpful in streamlining suitable jobs for me and keeping me informed with feedback on every stage of the application process. I would recommend David Tubb to anyone looking for to further their careers.

Tom Nevin


Its been a true pleasure working with Spinnaker this last year; the level of service and candidates submitted have been remarkable. Thank you for all your help!

Rachel Grubbs

Carnival Cruise Lines

Thank you David Tubb for all of your hard work in assisting me in such a great position – it’s exactly what I wanted. Thank you so much for recommending the company to me, securing me an interview and for all your efforts and courtesy you gave me.

Fiona Rush


Very professional on every level of the service involvement. She was proactive and kept me up to date at every stop of the recruitment process. I highly appreciate her assistance and a valuable input into my job search process which has resulted in an excellent employment contract.

Anna Grajek

Reederei Nord

The Consultant I dealt with at Spinnaker is definitely a cut above the rest. Her dedication and professionalism to the interests of the client for whom she is recruiting for and the candidates for whom she is seeking new opportunities is unquestioned and extremely refreshing to see these days. She is not the typical recruiter in that she truly has the best interests of all parties at heart and diligently follows through, keeping all sides updated and informed, unlike the more typical “cut and run” which are seen all too often.

Archie Smiley

Bernhard Schulte

David Tubb is the perfect recruitment consultant. I would like to recommend him to all who are looking for a new step in their career.

Roman Eramisant


The service that David Tubb has provided to us to date has been exemplary. He listened well to the candidate requirements and sought to provide us candidates for 3 roles that are challenging to fill.

Ruth Gladwell, Group Human Resources Business Partner

Briggs Marine

I would like to commend David Tubb for his professionalism, his understanding of the market and last but not least his patience and perseverance!

Tatiana Perinetti


I can say Spinnaker has a very professional staff, highly competitive, quick and effective, they take your job application with special care and seriousness; honestly, I am happy to recommend them to anyone seeking for a job.

Cecilia Saravia


What can I say, Spinnaker found me my first graduate job at Total in the UK just after I completed my MSc, I have the highest respect for them.

Manos Papadopoulos


We are rather pleased with the service and support we received from Spinnaker. They are efficient and eager to assist with canvassing good and potential candidates when we ask for support.

Patrik Hallden, Group Vice President, HR

The GAC Group

Haven’t had a walk down the recruiter-route before, but I’m glad I did, during the process, Ollie Mason was extremely proactive, supportive and communicative, not to mention his professionalism and good attitude!

Magnus Olson


Spinnaker demonstrate great knowledge in their field of expertise that is shipping and logistics. They are well connected to key decision makers and in my experience always went the extra mile to obtain the desired results. I can highly recommend Spinnaker to anyone looking to take the next step in their career.

Andreas Maierhofer


I really would like to thank David Tubb for his great and very professional support he gave to Scafi over the last few months. We at Scafi have all much appreciated his commitment in searching, selecting and indicating us some interesting profiles for our position in Panama. I look forward to submitting to you any other open position we might have within our group in the future and I will be “advertising” Spinnaker when talking to “colleagues” in Italy. David, thanks again for your excellent job provided to our company.

Giovanni Masucci


At present, the job market as a university graduate is tough. Spinnaker contacted me within hours of sending my information with a prospective job opportunity… was fantastic help during every stage of the process … I highly recommend Spinnaker’s work!

Simon Mottram


I must say that David Tubb is the best consultant ever that I have come across till now. No matter what happens with my application, I really appreciate that he hasn’t forgotten me.

Sanjeev Kumar Singh


This consultant is an angel who turns Seafarers wishes in to reality by helping many more aspiring candidates a career lift. You called me from nowhere and my wish to live with my family (partially) became reality. My wish to live and play in snow (I am now in China) came true.

Chandrasekaran Senthil


I would like to make note that the consultant over at Spinnaker has been an absolute pleasure to deal with throughout the duration of our dealings and it has been a long time since I have worked with someone who is as professional and with such attention to detail.

James Kerry

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