38. Feritech Limited
The engineering company creating ingenious bespoke solutions for the maritime and energy markets
Founders: Robert Ferris and Gemma Ferris
Founded: January 2012
It was when working within the offshore industry for a survey service company that entrepreneurial team Robert and Gemma Ferris noticed the generally poor commitment to after-sales service and support across the entire sector. They decided it was time to pour a combined 22 years of industry expertise into a company with repeat business at its very core. By tapping into the rich and varied engineering expertise within Cornwall, Feritech is able to offer a huge range of services to its renewable energy, geophysical survey and oil and gas clients – from simple equipment sale and rental all the way to the manufacture and design of complex engineering solutions tailored to the client’s exact needs.
With what it promises is unparalleled after-sales support and a commitment to understanding the real needs of the client, Feritech has set itself apart from the cookie-cutter solutions offered by its competition. And 2014 is set to be a landmark year for 35-year-old Robert and 30-year-old Gemma’s business, which already boasts very impressive financials, as it recruits new staff and looks to expand to the USA.