Trimline changes ownership and management team

Trimline new owners – print crop
Trimline’s Mike and Gary Oliver (top row) have handed over the company’s ownership to Ross Welham and Nick Farrell (bottom row).

After 56 years in the industry and 30 years at the helm, Trimline’s directors Gary and Mike Oliver have stepped back from active duties within the marine interior outfitter, though they remain shareholders.

Therefore Trimline’s current COO Ross Welham, who has over 13 years’ experience, has joined forces with new technology specialist Nick Farrell in purchasing a majority share of the company, and have become its directors.

Formed in 1965, Trimline recently celebrated its 56th year anniversary, and from small beginnings over the years it has grown to become a respected marine interior outfitter. Supported by a strong senior management team, which together have more than 50 years’ experience at Trimline, the team looks forward to delivering quality marine refits for many years to come.

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Mike Oliver said: “Gary and I have been involved with Trimline since we were children and following our father’s retirement 30 years ago, we’ve been managing the business. We now feel it’s time for new leadership which brings a new skill set and we look forward to seeing where Ross, Nick and our brilliant team can take the business.”

Gary Oliver added: “Ross has really proved himself since becoming COO. He has made many positive changes to the business and we feel we are leaving the business in safe hands.”

While Welham explained: “I’ve known Nick for many years and his skill set is a great asset to us in offering clients added value. We have a fabulous and experienced team who are passionate about delivering the highest quality service and as we emerge from this disrupted year, as a team we are all excited about the future of Trimline.”

Farrell said: “I’ve spent the last 6 months getting to know the business with Ross, Mike, Gary and the team. Trimline has a fantastic reputation for quality and professionalism, built up over decades, and its name is held in high esteem across the industry.

“Maintaining our leading position in our niche is critical, and I plan to enhance our offerings even further with new technology and systems. The motivation for every member of the team here at Trimline is to build long term relationships with our customers based on mutual trust and transparency and deliver quality work for them each and every time. I can’t wait to see where we can take the business over the next few years.”

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