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Business Survey 2023: Results Launch

Business Survey 2023: Results Launch

24 October 2023
Venue: Hybrid | Global Underwater Hub, 1 Abercrombie Court, Westhill, AB32 6FE & Virtual | 09:30 - 12:00

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Join Global Underwater Hub on Tuesday, 24 October as we present the results of our 2023 Business Survey.

Over the past few months, our market intelligence team has gathered the thoughts and opinions of the underwater supply chain in order to build a picture of its capacity and capability to supply the expected market opportunities and understand the business confidence companies have in the markets they plan to enter.

Key findings, insight and opinions
This hybrid morning event, with in-person or virtual attendance options, will present the key findings from the survey and feature insight and opinions from industry representatives, while a panel of industry leaders will provide analysis of the results and discussion on key conclusions.

Attend this event to be the first to hear the survey’s key findings, receive a copy of the report and listen to the thoughts and opinions of industry representatives.  It is also an opportunity for you to be part of the discussion on how we can ensure that the underwater industry fully capitalises on the myriad of future planned investment in the coming decades.  There will also be an opportunity to network with colleagues from across the underwater sectors.

A voice for the underwater supply chain
As the leading membership body for the UK’s underwater industry, our role is to develop one voice on behalf of the extensive supply chain.  The survey results act as a bellwether for the industry and will be used to assist decision making across the spectrum of underwater industry stakeholders, including government, investors, technology developers, training providers and industry.

The survey findings and the event will answer and explore in more detail the following questions:
  • What is the capacity of the supply chain to meet opportunity and demand across multiple underwater sectors?
  • What is the supply chain’s capability to adapt to transitional requirements?
  • What is the level of confidence amongst companies to deliver upcoming projects? 

Book today to guarantee your place at the event and be part of the conversation of how we continue to encourage and attract support and investment for the UK’s £8billion underwater industry.

More speakers and full programme to be announced soon!



With over thirty-years’ management experience Neil was appointed as chief executive of Subsea UK in 2011 which subsequently transitioned into the Global Underwater Hub in 2021. During this time, he effectively led the self-sustaining organisation through both its most challenging and most successful periods. During his stewardship, the organisation has taken a leading role in discussions with political and industry stakeholders about the future of the industry and the support required to maintain the UK’s world-leading position. 

Under his leadership, the subsea industry has transitioned to become recognised as a stand-alone industry operating in diverse sectors, including oil and gas, offshore wind, marine renewables, defence, ocean science, subsea mining and aquaculture. He has effectively negotiated and delivered partnerships and alliances with industry bodies and government agencies in the key sectors, across the UK and around the world. 

His early career involved managing and developing businesses, some which he owned and also worked offshore as a commercial diver. Prior to joining Subsea UK, he spent four years managing the National Hyperbaric Centre building a strong credible reputation working and developing with the subsea sector throughout the world including India, Middle east, Africa and Brazil.  

Steve joined GUH from an Aberdeen based automation and subsea green-tech start-up. Prior to this, he spent eight years managing business intelligence, market analysis, forecasting and strategy for a variety of global business units within Subsea 7. In addition to UK conventional subsea operations, his remit covered global ROV and bespoke tooling, subsea decommissioning, early-stage energy transition, automation and digitisation and the associated market-expansion opportunities of these. Steve has previously held intelligence and analysis roles within other key product and service providers within the underwater space. 

Steve’s role as Strategic Programme Manager is to ensure that the intelligence offering of the GUH is value-adding and aligned to the requirements and strategy of members, stakeholders and the GUH itself in realising the significant opportunities offered by the blue economy. 

Lewis joined the GUH after graduating with an MSc in Management from RGU. Since then, Lewis has engaged in key research and analysis projects, including insightful industry-wide business surveys, supply chain mapping, and producing targeted intelligence reports highlighting the market opportunities across all underwater sectors.

Lewis is skilled at obtaining, interpreting, and analysing data across all facets of the underwater sectors to allow members and the GUH itself to realise the value offered by industry. 


GUH Members
In-person: £35
Online: £15

In-person: £45
Online: £25

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