4 Apr 2019

A&P Falmouth has bolstered its quality team with a series of in-house appointments and a new recruit, as part of its commitment to maintaining ISO standards and keeping quality, health, safety and the environment front of mind.

Ivan Tweedy is the newest addition to A&P Falmouth and joins the quality team as a Welding Quality Manager, after relocating from the North East. Ivan has experience working as a CSWIP Welding Quality Coordinator and Senior Welding Inspector and is highly experienced in complex steel fabrication. His experience and knowledge will help A&P to improve presentation of projects to customers and Class Societies.

Four members of A&P Falmouth’s existing workforce have also joined the quality team. Matt Van De Heuvel joins from A&P Falmouth’s fabrication department, where he has worked for the last 18 years. Matt’s welding expertise has provided the foundation for his new role as Fabrication Quality Controller.

Adam Billings joins the team as Quality Coordinator/Maintenance Administrator after working alongside the MARS UKCATTS team on the Tide Class vessels to collate all quality assurance documentation.

Two of A&P Falmouth’s newest recruits, Jessica Harrison and Nicole Peart, have also joined the team as QA/Procurement Administration Support and HSEQ Compliance and Audit Co-ordinator respectively. Jessica works in the stores managing supplier and contractor documentation and Nicole has been responsible for collating supporting documentation for the recent RFA Argus refit.

The quality team is led by Group HSEQ Director, Kevin Peart, who is also based at A&P Falmouth. He said: “We have invested heavily in our HSEQ systems and processes over the last year and now, with the assembly of this dedicated in-house team, we have the resource to maintain our commitment to achieving the very best standards and quality for our clients.

“The team has a rich blend of technical skills and administrative management expertise, as well as a real passion for quality and safety and this puts A&P Falmouth and the group in a strong position as we move forwards.”

Steve Jones, Managing Director of A&P Falmouth added: “HSEQ is of strategic importance to our customers and to the future of the business and our investment in a dedicated, in-house team is testament to that.”

A&P Group operates seven dry docks across four strategic locations in the UK and delivers global engineering excellence to the commercial shipping, marine, offshore wind, oil and gas, civil nuclear and defence industries. All facilities combine a rich heritage of marine engineering skills and experience, providing ship owners and energy companies with all the precision skills needed to complete the most demanding projects. A&P Group is part of Atlantic & Peninsula Marine Services Ltd.