WP Group appoints Simon Mayne as new Marine Business Development Manager

 16th Feb 2012

Simon MayneWP group are pleased to announce the appointment of Simon Mayne into the newly created position of Marine Business Development Manager. With his entire working career spent working in the marine industry and being a Master at sea, Simon brings with him a wealth of Knowledge and experience into the company.

Simon’s interest in the marine industry begun from a young age looking over his father’s shoulders, who is also a Master at sea. Starting out as an apprentice in Cowes, Isles of Wight, where he learnt the basic of seamanship. From there he moved into the luxury super yacht market becoming Charter Manager for Marina Marbella based in Puerto Banus, Spain.  Simon has said “from working in the Super yacht industry I met many high profile business men and women as well as sailing to the States and Caribbean, though I was mostly based in Monaco, which gave me the buzz for good business”

Whilst in the super yacht industry, Simon took it upon himself to research issues that vessels had with fuel as the one he was serving on suffered from constant disruption. From here his interest in business and fuel was born, he said “I decided to go into the fuel industry as it interests me and I was ready for business ­ I have never looked back.”

Darren Borras the Group Commercial Manager commented on Simon’s appointment saying “We are excited to welcome Simon on board our team and hope to see great things. His skills and experience are a rare quality that we are looking forward to working with.”

To find out more about WP Group, call today on 0800 980 6172 or email


Notes For Editors

The WP Group, headquartered near Southampton in Hampshire, is a leading independent distributor of fuels and lubricants, with a £160m annual turnover and employing 70 people.

Based at Wessex House, Cadland Road, Hardley, Hythe, WP offers a complete portfolio of products and bespoke service solutions across each of its eight trading divisions ­ Industrial, Aviation, Agricultural, Heating, Automotive, Commercial, Motorsport and Marine.

WP, located by Fawley Oil Refinery, has a 50-year heritage and is the supplier and support specialist of choice to thousands of businesses.

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