SFF Services Ltd, the commercial division of the Scottish Fishermen’s Federation, has made three important senior management appointments that places the company on a firm footing for future growth.

Steven Alexander, formerly Director of Marine Operations at SFF Services, has been promoted to Director of Business Development, enabling him to enhance existing relationships with clients and take the lead in the delivery of strategic objectives.

Two experienced former skippers, John C Buchan and Peter West, have also been promoted and will assume the positions of Director of Marine Operations and Marine Assurance Officer respectively, ensuring that client requirements continue to be met.

SFF Services provides a variety of vessel and support services for the offshore marine sector, particularly the oil and gas industries, and recorded a turnover of £24m in the last financial year.

Welcoming the new appointments, Bertie Armstrong, chief executive of the SFF, said: “I have been very impressed by the performance of Steven, John and Peter and they have, with the support of the strong and experienced wider team, demonstrated an impressive commitment to continuous improvement during a time of unprecedented activity.

“This extraordinarily busy period has also provided an opportunity for other staff in the company to develop new skills and they have certainly risen to the challenges presented. These promotions are well-deserved and the SFF Services team is now well positioned to drive the business forward to the benefit of the Scottish fishing industry.”