Winner - Trade Finance Global Shipping Awards 2016
Spinnaker Global – Winner – Best Shipping Recruitment Agency
Spinnaker Global are a leading specialist in shipping recruitment, with a clear vision and clear offering. We were impressed by the quality of content that was published on the Spinnaker blog, including useful guides and sector specific updates – which places Spinnaker as an authority in the maritime recruitment space.
Spinnaker Global were Winners in Trade Finance Global Shipping Awards for Excellence under the category “Best Shipping Recruitment Agency”.
In 10 words or less, what does Spinnaker Global do?
Specialists in shore-based recruitment, executive search and HR consultancy.
Where do you see the Spinnaker Global headed in the next 3 years, and what are the main challenges?
Continued growth is the plan. In a candidate led market, the search for great candidates will continue to be the greatest challenge.
How is Britain’s shipping and maritime sector changing and what are the big opportunities within this sector?
Shipping is becoming more sophisticated in its approach. for example, a previously ‘traditional’ industry is now embracing forward thinking processes including social media and how that impacts it’s business model.
Where previously ‘HR’ departments didn’t exist, companies are now including HR as an essential part of their internal structures and including them strategically. There is also great scope to attract more women in shipping, who have previously only accounted for 2% of shipping’s seagoing workforce.
We are thrilled to have been nominated, and recognised for excellence in our field.
Teresa Peacock Managing Director, Spinnaker Global
What is the strategic focus of Spinnaker Global in the short to medium term? (1-5 years)
To ensure the people in the business have a fulfilling career, are supported throughout with the opportunity to learn and develop. Alongside balancing their worklife with their homelife.
About the Author
Deepesh Patel is Editorial Director at Trade Finance Global (TFG). In this role, Deepesh leads efforts in developing TFG’s brand, relationships and strategic direction in key markets, including the UK, US, Singapore, Dubai and Hong Kong.
Deepesh regularly chairs and speaks at international industry events with the WTO, BCR, Excred, TXF, The Economist and Reuters, as well as industry associations including ICC, FCI, ITFA and BAFT.
Deepesh is the host of the ‘Trade Finance Talks’ podcast and ‘Trade Finance Talks TV’. He is co-author of ‘Blockchain for Trade: A Reality Check’ with the ICC and the WTO, alongside other industry research.
In addition to his work at TFG, Deepesh is a Strategic Advisor for WOA, and works closely with ITFA. He also sits on the Fintech Working Group of the Standardised Trust.
Prior to TFG, Deepesh worked at Travelex where he was responsible for the cards business and the Travelex Money app in Europe, NAM, UK and Brazil. Deepesh is Chair of Governors and co-opted LA Governor of the Wyvern Federation, which has responsibility for 5 primary schools in South London.