UK builder to hire 150 new employees by February 2020

UK boatbuilder Oyster Yachts has announced it is hiring 150 new employees in a bid to keep up with global demand.

According to the Eastern Daily Press, the Norfolk-based company is looking to up its headcount to more than 420 people by February 2020 across a range of roles. These include laminators, boatbuilders, joiners, electricians and engineers.

The roles will be hired across the UK builder’s sites in both Wroxham and Ashmanhaugh, as well as further afield in Southampton.

Oyster owner and CEO Richard Hadida told the UK website: “This represents a hugely exciting time for Oyster. It is wonderful to see the brand returned to its former glory, with a full order book and a dedicated team of people in Wroxham, Southampton and Ashmanhaugh building beautiful sailing yachts, using the best of British craftsmanship.

“We look forward to welcoming many more on board in the coming months.”

Hadida bought the company in March 2018 and has since invested heavily in the brand.