Clyde Training Solutions Showcase & Chamber AGM 2017

Marine and offshore training specialists Clyde Training Solutions gave local business leaders a chance to tour their new state-of-the-art facility, when they hosted the Dunbartonshire Chamber of Commerce AGM.

Damon Scott, Chief Executive, Dunbartonshire Chamber of Commerce praised the multi-million pound hub and its positive impact on the local community.

He said: “The AGM and Showcase event offered a superb opportunity for local businesses to see Clyde Training Solution's impressive facilities, meet some of the CTS team and to network.

“The chamber is building a really positive relationship with CTS and we were delighted to show off their centre of excellence as part of our exciting events programme.

“It is great for other businesses, partners and stakeholders to see and hear about some of the fantastic work that is being delivered in Dunbartonshire.”

Delegates were treated to a tour of the CTS purpose built training facility which includes multiple classrooms, a training pool, HUET (Helicopter Underwater Escape Training module) and full fire training ground complete with stack and helideck

Companies represented at the event included West Dunbartonshire Council, Loch Lomond Steamship Company, Scottish Historic Buildings Trust and West College Scotland (full list attached)

Gareth Mathias, General Manager of Clyde Training Solutions: “At CTS we recognise the importance of being integrated into the community, adding to the local economy, and providing jobs where we can.

“We were pleased to host the Chamber of Commerce AGM and it was an excellent opportunity to showcase our world class facilities to local business leaders.”

At the AGM Chamber President, Stewart Rennie, provided an update of the chamber year, the work undertaken and plans for the future.

Main representatives at front of main picture:

  • Richard Cairns, Strategic Director, Regeneration, Environment & Growth, West Dunbartonshire Council
  • Michael McGuinness. Economic Development Manager at West Dunbartonshire Council (part of Richard’s team)
  • Stewart Rennie, Dunbartonshire Chamber of Commerce President
  • Damon Scott, Dunbartonshire Chamber of Commerce Chief Executive

Clyde Training Solutions (CTS) is part of The Clyde Group which was established in 1986 with the aim of providing total support services to the marine industry.

In the years since the company has grown and diversified to offer an award winning range of services across a number of business sectors including Merchant Navy cadet training, business and leisure travel, recruitment and healthcare.

The multi-million pound investment in the CTS training centre is central Scotland’s first dedicated marine and offshore international training centre. The centre offers multiple classrooms, dedicated deep-water pool, HUET (Helicopter Underwater Escape Training module), and full fire training ground complete with training stack and helideck, all within easy reach of Glasgow Airport and Glasgow city centre.

Courses from the Standards of Training Certification and Watch keeping (STCW) are accredited by Marine Coastguard Agency (MCA), as well as OPITO approval for all offshore courses.

About CTS:

  • 200th OPITO approved training centre worldwide (March 2017) and the first in Scotland outside of Aberdeen
  • Over 5000 delegates and counting trained in first full year of operation
  • Major clients include BAE, Stena Line, Northlink and Subsea 7
  • Over 30 staff employed directly on site carrying out training and support functions

About Dunbartonshire Chamber of Commmerce:

The Dunbartonshire chamber is a membership organisation which promotes, represents and supports all kinds of business in both West Dunbartonshire and East Dunbartonshire. Dunbartonshire Chamber of Commerce offers business support, networking and a host of benefits included. 

The membership takes in a wide range of sectors and sizes ranging from sole trader start-ups, social enterprises and public sector organisations to PLCs and some of the largest employers in the area.

If you are interested in finding out more about Dunbartonshire Chamber of Commerce visit or phone 0141 280 0272.

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Chamber admin are responsible for the day to day running of the chamber, dealing with enquiries, membership as well as organising events and meetings.