Queen's New Year Honours List Award
SCMS Fellow, Mr Norman Finlay named in the New yeaR honours list as being appointed to the Most excellent order of the British Empire (MBE)
Members will be delighted to learn that Norman Finlay has been recognised in the Queen's New Year's Honours List for his services to UK shipbuilding.
This is an acknowledgment of the enormous contribution Norman has made to the shipping industry and in particular the Workboat sector. In the early days he was instrumental in forming the National Workboat Association to negotiate with the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) to establish the Brown Code in the 1990s. Norman then, through expansion of his marine survey business, Associated Marine Consultants, continued his ongoing liaison with the MCA as a member of the working group which has led to the current comprehensive revision of the Workboat Code.
Norman's leading contributions to the industry have also included the presidency of both this Society and The Federation of European Maritime Associations of Surveyors and Consultants (FEMAS). We add our thanks to Norman for his many years of dedication to the betterment of safety, performance and conditions in this field.