Marex opens East Anglia office in OrbisEnergy ‘Hub for Clean Energy’

UK-based risk management consultancy Marex Risk and Marine Consultancy (Marex) is expanding its operations with the opening of a new office at the ‘hub for clean energy’ OrbisEnergy in Lowestoft.

The Aberdeen-based company, a specialist in managing risk in the energy and marine sectors, says the decision reflects its increasing presence in the region. 

Their presence at OrbisEnergy, which is already home to an impressive roster of suppliers for the clean energy sector, is just the tip of the iceberg into future growth for Marex in the region.

Having recently won a major offshore wind-related contract with significant developers within East Anglia, Marex is expanding its reach internationally, with more than 20 global consultants now in place. 

As well as supporting oil and gas clients, its diversification is attracting clients in the wider energy sector, particularly those operating in the renewables sector, and the tenancy at OrbisEnergy is an ideal opportunity to establish a presence.

Wayne Henderson, Marex managing director, said: “Opening the office in East Anglia is a logical step in our strategic growth plan, particularly as we are already operating in Great Yarmouth.

“We help our clients manage risk when seizing new business opportunities, and the tenancy at OrbisEnergy fits seamlessly into these plans allowing us to build up our presence gradually in the region.

“The potential for Marex to win more work across the energy sector in the Norfolk and Suffolk regions is huge when you consider our skillset and expertise, and this is one of the main drivers behind this investment.”

Ian Pease, business development manager at OrbisEnergy, said: “We are delighted to welcome Marex. They are a perfect fit for the ethos and ambitions of OrbisEnergy and a great example of a business embracing the opportunities the transition to a decarbonised energy system brings.”

And despite challenging market conditions caused by the pandemic, OrbisEnergy’s occupancy has remained resilient. The clean energy hub has seen excellent tenant retention rates, alongside growth in demand for both physical office space and virtual tenancy options. 

Ian continued: “Continued high utilisation and interest in OrbisEnergy demonstrates the importance business places on being able to work, meet and collaborate in person when conditions allow. 2022 is already shaping up to be a good year for the clean energy sector in the region.”

HQ move

The recent growth within Marex means the company is also relocating its Aberdeen headquarters.

It is moving to newly refurbished office space at Neo House on Riverside Drive, which also reflects wider changes in the working environment.

Wayne said: “We are looking to the future as we continue helping our clients develop new opportunities.

“While we are committed to retaining a presence in Aberdeen, we decided it was time for a new base as we navigate our way through the energy transition.

“It is the Marex team that maintains our reputation in the industry and it is important to us to support them in striking the right work-life balance.

“So as well as choosing first class facilities in a safe and healthy environment, the rapid evolution of how we work in the last couple of years means that we know we can offer the flexibility and efficiencies of home or hybrid working.” 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photograph depicts the OrbisEnergy building in Lowestoft, Suffolk.
Photography credit: Julian Claxton

Marex
Marex is a UK-based consultancy that specialises in enterprise risk management (ERM) for clients operating in the energy and marine sectors. Find out more at www.mmass.co.uk 

For additional information on Marex, please contact Joanna Fraser, at Hoolet.
Email:         joanna@hoolet.co.uk
Mobile:        07977 353 750
Website:      https://hoolet.co.uk/
Twitter:        @hoolet_hoots

OrbisEnergy
OrbisEnergy offers a full range of tenancy options for businesses – from virtual tenancies to offices of up to 100sqm. OrbisEnergy is owned by Suffolk County Council and managed by Vertas Group Limited. 

OrbisEnergy is the hub for clean energy, a premier location for ambitious companies looking to harness the massive opportunities in offshore renewables and clean energy technologies unfolding in the southern North Sea and Norfolk and Suffolk. 

They provide first-class office accommodation, meeting rooms and conference facilities as well as offering their tenants, visitors and investors access to an unrivalled clean energy business network.  

https://www.orbisenergy.co.uk/ 

To enquire about services offered at OrbisEnergy, please contact the team by telephone on 01502 563368 or by email at orbisenergy@suffolk.gov.uk

For additional information relating to OrbisEnergy, please contact Laura Bush at Furthermore Marketing: laura@furthermoremarketing.co.uk or 01603 577 051

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The Team

Angela Grey

Angela Grey, Building and Tenant Manager and joined the team at OrbisEnergy in 2017.  She brings over 25 years experience of sales and customer service.

Ian Pease

Ian Pease, Business Development Manager joined in February 2020. His role is to drive forward OrbisEnergy as an innovation and technology cluster for the region’s clean energy sector by working closely with new and existing tenants.

Carlie Evans

Carlie joined the OrbisEnergy team as a Property Support Administrator in August 2019. Carlie was previously part of a sales negotiation & customer service team and prior to that worked for the NHS in business administration.

Carlie meets all visitors and tenants to the building with her warm, friendly smile!

Steve Huxter

Steve joined OrbisEnergy as a Property Support Administrator in July 2019. He brings over 30 years experience of Central Government service across various departments, most recently with the HMRC. He recently relocated to Lowestoft with his family and is enjoying exploring the local area, especially the wonderful sea views.

Steve is always on hand at OrbisEnergy to help and assist our tenants and visitors to ensure their meetings run smoothly.

Lily Hamilton

Lily joined OrbisEnergy as an Apprentice Property Support Administrator in July 2022. Lily has just left school and is excited to have joined the team. She is currently studying her Level 3 Business administration apprenticeship with us. 

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