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Port of Blyth appoints new Head of Commercial

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07 July 2021

The Port of Blyth has appointed a new Head of Commercial to oversee all business development activities and commercial strategy during what it expects to be an exceptionally busy period of expansion.

With an excellent track record in business development and customer service as well as a great deal of experience of the North Eastís port sector, Alasdair Kerr is ideally positioned to support the Northumberland portís ambitious growth plans.

Amongst other opportunities, the recently announced Bates Clean Energy Terminal, featuring a brand-new heavy lift quay linked to 7HA of prime quayside development land, provides the port with a considerable opportunity to welcome new clients and drive up revenue.

Martin Lawlor, Chief Executive of Port of Blyth, said: "Weíre delighted to welcome a person of Alasdairís calibre to the port and are looking forward to him playing a key role in the next stage of our development.Ē

On his appointment, Alasdair added: "Iím thrilled to be joining the port and taking a lead on commercial matters at such an exciting time. There are so many positive developments taking place across a range of sectors around the estuary and I canít wait to get started with the team and make my mark.Ē

Regarded as one of the UKís leading offshore energy support bases, the Port of Blyth is home to some of the sectorís leading companies and regularly hosts high profile offshore wind and renewables projects, whilst also servicing a wide customer base across a number of industries.

Martin Lawlor welcomes Alasdair Kerr

Port of Blyth appoints new Head of Commercial