RFS Ocean is a consultancy that does the job!
Roger (l) receives his Business Person of the Year award from AMSI chairman Richard Burt
RFS Ocean is the consultancy trading name for proprietor Roger Scrivens who has in excess of 40 years experience of the ocean equipment industry. In May 2014 he sold his distribution company and retired from day to day business operations. However, his fondness for all aspects of the ocean world keeps him involved on several fronts.
Roger has served within many trade and learned organisations during his career including a seat on the Steering Group for the Marine Measurement Forum (MMF) series.
In March 2014 Roger was honoured to receive the Association of Marine Scientific Industries (AMSI) "Business Person of the Year" award, presented during the "Catch the Next Wave" conference in London (see image).
* Article writing/editing
* Press releases
* Brochure construction
* Advert design
* Contract assessment
Roger Scrivens first entered the "ocean" world in 1974 as commercial manager for Aldershot, UK based NBA (Controls) Ltd, believed to be the UK's first independent ocean instrumentation manufacturer. He recalls walking straight into the chaos of the government versus unions "3 day week" action of that era but also looks back with fondness to heady days of significant electronic, software and data storage developments when every supply seemed to incorporate a new leap in technology. By the end of that decade, Roger was MD and leading the company into an expanding global market. However, internal politics caused him to resign in 1982 and, in conjunction with partner Jim Wardle, form what is now RS Aqua Ltd. By 1990 he had acquired sole ownership of the Company which, over the years, operated within manufacturing, rental, distribution and even, via subsidiary InstallOcean Ltd, field support sectors. Eventually, around the turn of the century, Roger concentrated on the distribution sector offering, as he puts is "a great opportunity to act as an interface between global manufacturers and users interested in the diverse aspects of the oceans, seas, coastlines and inland waters".