We are incredibly pleased to announce that our Head of QHSE and Business Improvement, Mark Smith, has been selected as the Winner in the Individual Champion (SME) Category of the Mates in Mind 2020 Impact Awards.

Mark has been with Red7Marine since October 2016 and was promoted to his current role in August 2019. He is responsible for the implementation, delivery, management and continuous improvement of Quality, Occupational Health and Safety and Environmental Management Systems for Marine Operations and business activity.

Mark has gone above and beyond to identify trends in the industry and to see where we can further be supporting our employees with regards to mental health. Responsible for leading our Your7Mentor programme, Mark mentors several junior employees and trainees to nurture and help them to develop key skills towards their own personal goals and ambitions and the overall company strategy.

Earlier this year, Mark also initiated Mental Health First Aid Training within the business. Along with three other employees, Mark has successfully completed and passed the Level 3 in supervision of first aid for mental health and implements this within the business whilst mentoring staff.

Mark served with the British Army for 25 years and is passionate about providing opportunities to those who have served in the armed forces and ensuring they, and those who are serving, are treated fairly. Mark pursues this through his relationship with Building Heroes and is also in the process of joining the Armed Forces Covenant.

We are incredibly proud of all Mark has achieved in his role and his continual commitment to the business and our staff and what great news to have received during Mental Health Awareness Week 2020.

Red7Marine was also shortlisted and recognised in the SME organisation Impact Award.