Hutton's expands northwardsCompany News // June 25, 2014
Hutton’s Group, the international ship supply specialist, is expanding northwards. The company has this week opened a new branch office in Lerwick, capital of the Shetland Isles – the northernmost part of Britain some 170km (110 miles) north east of the Scottish mainland.
Shetland is a developing centre for the offshore oil and gas industry, located at the crossroads of the North Sea and the north east Atlantic Ocean. Lerwick port is strategically well-placed to enable Hutton’s to provide ship supply services to operators in both areas.
Hutton’s Lerwick branch will be supported by the group’s Aberdeen site via a daily ferry service. The branch will provide a range of ship supply services in Shetland and the Orkney Islands including: provisions, technical or industrial products and medical, as well as logistic and agency services.
Laurence Smith, Hutton’s sales representative who will head the Lerwick branch, brings to his role years of experience working within Shetland’s ship agency and oil and gas logistics sectors.