Established in 2003

Grapefruit Coatings is the marine coatings division of Grapefruit which was established in 2003 as Grapefruit Graphics Ltd and has built a reputation for high quality workmanship and excellent service. Our large team enables us to call upon vast amounts of experience and the superior skills needed to cater for our client’s needs. The ability to call upon the other divisions of Grapefruit enable us to provide an all-round service to our many loyal and new customers.

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Andy Yeomans

Founder & CEO

Andy has been working in the marine industry since 1992 where he cut his teeth commissioning new yachts. In 1997 he put his university graphics qualifications to good use by working in marine graphics which led to him to co-founding Grapefruit Graphics in 2003.

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Jim Turner

Founder

Jim is a professional sailor and spends most of his life flying around the globe to compete at high profile events. Jim was born in England but now resides in New Zealand and competed and placed 5th overall at the London 2012 Olympics in the Star Class.

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Mike Webb

Chief Operating Officer

Mike joined Grapefruit full time in 2006 and worked his way up from branding project management and event management through to the role of Chief Operating Officer. Mike is often found snowboarding in the Alps or cycling in the countryside when spare time permits.

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George Hand

Technical Coatings Manager

George is a keen sailor often found sailing around the Solent in either a Musto Skiff or yacht from Hamble. Having studied non-biocidal anti-fouling alternatives for his Master’s Degree at university, he has an in-depth understanding of our MacGlide and Propspeed offerings. George enjoys skiing, windsurfing, the gym and long romantic walks on the beach.

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Stuart Gladwin

Technical Coatings Manager

Stuart went on a 3-month trip to South Africa in the 1980’s and ended up staying for 30 years. He has nearly always been involved in coatings in one form or another whether automotive, aerospace or marine and is certified as an ICCOR Level 2 Coatings Inspector including Marine, Offshore and IMO PSPC.

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Emma Smith

Sales Account Manager

Emma is one of the longest serving inmates at Grapefruit and is well known for her high standards of quality control. Basically, if it passes the ‘Emma test’ then you know the product is going to be good. When not at work she can be found chasing after her dog and chickens or enjoying a drink. Or three. Large.

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Briony James

Sales Account Manager

Briony grew up on and around the water in South Devon. After studying for her degree in deepest darkest Wales she worked afloat in sunnier climes for a number of years before moving back to the UK and joining Grapefruit in 2015. Outside of the office Briony still enjoys spending time on the water or up in the mountains.

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Tim Turner

Logistics & Shipping

Tim spent his summers from 2010 working for Grapefruit while studying at the University of Chichester. He joined Grapefruit full-time in 2014 working in production and now wears a couple of hats being Production Manager of Grapefruit Graphics and Logistics & Shipping Manager for Grapefruit Coatings.

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Gemma Scarth

Marketing Manager

Gemma has the role of a Marketing Manager and loves getting involved with all things digital! Having previously spent 18 months travelling the world, her favourite things in life include her two pets, eating out, snowboarding, keeping fit, supporting Southampton F.C. and enjoying a glass or two of Prosecco.

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Tom Bertram

Accounts Department

Tom looks after the company abacus and ensures Grapefruit operates sustainably and adheres to its management systems. In his spare time, Tom sings and performs and has a group of followers known as ‘The Bertramps’. His recent single ‘Mr Lucky’ reached 49 in the iTunes charts.