OUR PEOPLE

StewartGravesStewart Graves

Managing Director

Stewart is accountable for the directional strategy, governance and overall management of the company.

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MelLewisMel Lewis

Technical & Sales Director

Mel is responsible for the overall management of the technical and sales department.

DD: 01646 407893

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Rita Beard
SHEQ Manager

Rita is responsible for everything relating to Safety, Heath, Quality & Environment.

DD: 01646 407898

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Rita is responsible for developing effective policies and procedures, undertaking regular inspections and risk assessments, advising on protective clothing and equipment, training employees on safety issues, investigating accidents and recommending improvements in safety standards for all operations.
She has spent the last 12 months developing and implementing a robust Health and Safety Policy with a clear vision and plan on the objectives Mainstay wish to achieve.
Rita is responsible for ensuring Mainstay operate in a responsible manner and are compliant with all Environmental Legislation.

Qualifications : NEBOSH certificate in occupational Health and Safety, NEBOSH Certificate in Environmental Management.

NigelJohnsonNigel Johnson
Marine Services Manager

Nigel is responsible for all aspects of Marine Services including maintenance, refitting and repairing.

DD: 01646 407888  

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Nigel is recognised within local industry as the face of the company for Marine Services. He is responsible for all aspects of Marine Services; including tendering of new business, scheduling of slipways and Production Manager of the team.

He has 36 years’ experience in the Marine and Energy Industry having started his career as an apprentice plater and welder. His experience ranges from construction of marine structures, jetty refurbishments, fabrication, installation of buoyancy tanks, dry dock gate maintenance and repair, ship repair and new build, fabrication of structural steelwork and pipework for oil, gas, petro-chemical, LNG and powerstation sites.

GavinSimsGavin Sims

Senior Naval Architect

Gavin manages the design team, ensuring that all technical requirements of a project are achieved.

DD:  01646 407886

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SimonChurchillSimon Churchill

Electrical Design Engineer

Simon is in charge of marine electrical/electronics activities, ensuring technical requirements are achieved.

DD: 01646 407890

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Kevin Lewis

Operations Director

Kevin is responsible for the production of all projects, including new project enquiries.

DD: 01646 407881  

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MeurigJenkinsMeurig Jenkins
Finance Director

Meurig is in control of the financial management of the company and project finance and accounting departments.

DD: 01646 407884  

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Meurig is in control of the financial management of the company along with the management of project finance, accounting department, team and activities. 
As a senior professional with reporting, commercial and systems experience, Meurig has operated at both financial controller and finance director levels. He has diverse market and industry experience from a range of SME’s to larger multinational organisations and market sectors such as Defence, Automotive, Medical, TV, Construction and Maritime.

Qualifications: BSc (Hons) UWIST Cardiff. Associate Chartered Accountant.

JonLewisJonathan Lewis
Production Manager

Jonathan is responsible for the overall management of the production team. 

DD: 01646 407894

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Jonathan is responsible for the overall management of  the production team, ensuring that all project requirements, objectives, programmes, and budgets are met through preparing and maintaining the project plan and allocation of resources.

He started his career as an apprentice boat builder with Fishguard Marine, he has spent the last 28 years developing his role at Mainstay Marine through being involved in the successful delivery of numerous vessels. In this time he has have gained invaluable experience and expertise in all aspects of boat building systems, engineering, fabrication and operation of vessels.

Charlotte Wood
Marketing Manager

Charlotte is responsible for the development of the marketing and commercial activities of Mainstay Marine. 
DD: 01646 404922

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Charlotte manages the development of the commercial activities of Mainstay Marine Limited. She undertakes market and competitor research, produces key account development plans, co-ordinates and manages improvement ideas and plans and encourages business retention through pro-active phone and email correspondence.
She is also responsible for enhancing the company’s profile within the community with effective PR activities and is responsible for promoting Mainstay Marine’s website and other social media channels.
Qualifications: BA (hons) Geography. CMI Level 4 qualification in Management and Leadership. HABC Trainer the Trainer Level 2.

Ellen Rowell
HR Manager

Ellen is responsibility for ensuring that our most important asset, our Human Resources.

DD:  01646 404923

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Ellen is responsibility for ensuring that our most important asset, our Human Resources, are managed by leading the Company’s HR policies and procedures – applying them to employee relations, compensation, benefits, training, performance management and staffing levels. Part of Ellen’s role is ensuring the company is compliant with Employment Law and the GDPR.

Ellen has worked in the field of HR for over 7 years in different industries including Social Care and Food Manufacturing, with a strong background in recruitment, performance management and employment law.

Qualifications: BSc Psychology, ILM Level 5 Leadership and Management, CIPD Level 5 in Human Resource Management.