Global Services was founded in 1995 by marine engineer Richard Gardiner who started his career in the Merchant Navy before progressing to the rank of Chief Engineer on private yachts. After being diagnosed with diabetes, Richard made the decision to come back to the shore. He quickly saw a niche in the market and began to offer shore support to other yacht engineers who needed a reliable source of engineering spares to be shipped to wherever they were operating in the world.
Starting out in Richard’s garden shed, the business rapidly grew but the ethos always remains the same. Global Services exists to make the customer’s life simple. Many of Global Services employees have worked in the merchant and private yachting sector. Naturally the business evolved to offer a comprehensive supply service to satisfy all on-board departments including deck, galley, security, interior and water sports.
In more recent years, Global Services has focused an arm of the business supplying specialist services for New Build projects including an inventory service, packaging and storage solutions. Global Services bespoke purchasing system allows the team to track orders and quotes, giving access to a real-time reporting function and providing transparency for the customer.
In a nutshell, Global Services can source and supply, efficiently and competitively, anything that is found on a superyacht today, offering assistance to yachts at any stage, whether in construction, refit or operation.