J+S Subsea announced as finalist in prestigious awards

J+S Subsea has been announced as a finalist in two categories in next month’s Subsea Expo awards.

The awards celebrate the companies and individuals leading the way in the UK’s £8billion underwater industry.

Aberdeen-based J+S Subsea is a finalist in the ’best small company‘ category, that recognises excellence in overall company performance in the subsea sector by newcomer companies.

And Tom Hutchinson, Business Development Engineer at the company, is up for the ’young emerging talent‘ award that recognises the achievements of those under the age of 35 working in the subsea sector.


Managing director Phil Reid said: “These award nominations acknowledge and celebrate a year of strong growth for us which relies on the dedication and expertise of our team.

They are a fantastic accolade and recognise what J+S is striving to achieve against what has been a challenging and uncertain landscape.”

Following a management buy-out in September 2020, J+S Subsea reverted to a new version of its original trading name. Its first year was topped off with the award of “best subsea equipment engineering specialist” in Corporate Vision’s Oil & Gas Awards in August last year.

It moved to new larger premises in Kintore a year ago, to acquire larger workshops and stores, as well as accommodate a growing team.

In the nine years Tom Hutchinson has been with the business, he has worked his way from a workshop assistant to Business Development Engineer. Aged 22, he was part of the Future Industry Leaders Programme cohort, confirming his potential for a strong future within the energy sector.

Particularly special

Neil Gordon, chief executive of the Global Underwater Hub, said: “As we continue to navigate the pandemic and deliver the energy transition, it seems more important than ever for us to celebrate and recognise our industry’s achievements during these unprecedented times.

This will be the first awards ceremony we’ve hosted as the Global Underwater Hub and will take place during the long-awaited Subsea Expo conference, so the night promises to be a particularly special occasion.”

Organised by the Global Underwater Hub – formerly Subsea UK – the awards take place at the P&J Live in Aberdeen on February 23. They highlight the achievements of individuals and companies throughout the subsea industry and bring together peers in mutual celebration of the UK’s leading position on the global stage.

The awards coincide with Subsea Expo, Europe’s largest subsea focused exhibition and conference, where the theme for 2022 is: ‘Oceans of Opportunity’.

More information about the awards is available at www.subseaexpo.com/subsea-expo-awards