Thomas Miller to buy marine consultancy Brookes Bell

UK-based insurance services provider Thomas Miller followed up its announcement last week that it would be taking over the fixed-premium P&I business of navigators UK with the announcement on Friday January 19th that it would be acquiring marine consultancy Brookes Bell, a marine technical and surveying consultancy with offices in Liverpool, London, Glasgow, Shanghai, Hong Kong and Singapore.

Brookes Bell has served the marine and energy industries since 1903, providing specialist services in areas including emergency response, casualty investigation, salvage and wreck removal operations, scientific cargo expertise, forensic engineering and expert witness services.

Thomas Miller chairman Hugo Wynn Williams said that “Brookes Bell’s long-recognised expertise across international marine and energy markets will make an excellent and complementary addition to the Thomas Miller Group.”

Brookes Bell managing partner Colin Kershaw said that  “Brookes Bell will continue to operate independently, with no changes to our brand or operational structure, to provide independent and highly respected expert consultancy services to new and existing clients while, crucially, having access to investment to expand.”