Stonehaven and District Sea Cadets have received a £2600 financial boost thanks to support from the business community.
Survival Craft Inspectorate (SCI) ran three stalls outside the company’s new Marine Training Academy facility as part of the Stonehaven Harbour Festival.
Stalls manned by SCI, health and safety media specialist Viscom and Maersk Training raised £1300.
This was later doubled thanks to support from engineering consultancy, project management and engineering business, AMEC.
Derek Sinclair, chief executive officer of Survival Craft Inspectorate, said: “It was a fantastic effort by four businesses for a very good cause.
“Stonehaven has become a key part of the Survival Craft Inspectorate business owing to the launch of our new Marine Training Academy.
“We’re delighted to have supported the event and a successful local organisation such as the Stonehaven and District Sea Cadets.”
Calum Miller, of the Sea Cadets, said: “We are extremely grateful to all of the companies involved who made such a generous contribution.
“This will make a huge difference to the Stonehaven and District Sea Cadets and allow us to buy and maintain equipment for our members.”
The Harbour Festival was organised by the local Lions Club, Round Table and Rotary Club.
SCI is also on track to increase turnover for its year-end in 2014 to £30m – a projected increase of 35% on its May 2013 figure of £22.1m.
The company has also made a new appointment.
David Weston– who served in the RAF for 22 years – is now heading up the newtraining academy in Stonehaven.
He said: “I’m delighted to be joining a large international organisation which nevertheless still holds the values and qualities of a family business.
“I’m looking forward to ensuring we maintain the correct certification for all our staff and taking opportunities to enhance skills along the way.
‘‘More than that, the role of heading up the new training academy is a very exciting one.”
Derek Sinclair, chief executive at SCI, said: “David’s dual role of auditing the team to ensure everyone in the company is the best they can be, while at the same time leading our new training academy, is an important one for the business.
“We’re delighted he has joined us to lend his experience and expertise to our in-house capabilities.”