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Jim Morrison

Position: Managing Director

Jim started his working life as a coded welder in the offshore oil and gas industry, so moving into shipbuilding was a natural progression. Jim first joined Parkol as a director in 1986 and, in the early days, his skills perfectly complemented the engineering expertise of late co-founder John Oliver. He now oversees the day-to-day running of the business alongside our other directors, but you are just as likely to spot him assembling steel kits and organising the yard as he believes in taking a hands-on approach to leadership.

Working in this industry is more than just a job, building boats is a passion and I now consider many of the people we have worked with over the years to be personal friends as well as clients.

I am extremely proud of what we have created since 1986 – in terms of the dedication and professionalism which is at the core of our business, our supportive team ethos and commitment to the communities in which we operate. I’m looking forward to watching Parkol go from strength to strength in the years to come, fuelled by the energy and enthusiasm of our younger directors and all our employees.