News in from Burgess that CEO Jonathan Beckett's son, naval architect Ed Beckett, has joined the Technical Services division.
Ed moves from Lloyd’s Register, where he initially completed a graduate programme covering topics such as ship structures, stability, load line and tonnage, fire and safety, and emergency response. This was followed by a permanent role at Lloyd’s as a plan approval specialist focusing on fire and safety aspects of large yachts and passenger ships.
Beckett senior says: 'Burgess has always felt like a family company since it was founded in 1975 by Nigel Burgess. I’ve been here for more than 30 years and although we’ve grown into a global organisation across ten offices, the team spirit and that feeling of camaraderie and fellowship is still very much alive.
'I feel especially proud at seeing another generation Beckett come into the business: this gives me an immense sense of pleasure and satisfaction. The reality is that Ed joins as just one of our 140 experts covering all aspects of the superyacht experience and I’m proud of them all.'