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Thomas Miller acquires surveying consultants Brookes Bell

UK insurance provider Thomas Miller has acquired international marine consultancy business Brookes Bell for an undisclosed sum.

Liverpool-headquartered Brookes Bell is a marine technical and surveying consultancy providing services in the areas of emergency response, casualty investigation, salvage and wreck removal operations and expert witness services.  It is also a leader in research and development of ship design support.

Hugo Wynn Williams, chairman of Thomas Miller, commented: “Brookes Bell’s long-recognised expertise across international marine and energy markets will make an excellent and complementary addition to the Thomas Miller Group.”

Grant Rowles

Grant spent nine years at Informa Group based in London, Sydney, Hong Kong and Singapore. He gained strong management experience in publishing, conferences and awards schemes in the shipping and legal areas, working on a number of titles including Lloyd's List. In 2009 Grant joined Seatrade responsible for the commercial development of Seatrade’s Asia products. In 2012, with Sam Chambers, he co-founded Asia Shipping Media.
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