A small group of Cammell Laird"s former management team led by managing director John Syvret have steadily built up a new company at the shipyard
On what was an emotional and proud day, hundreds of workers at the famous Birkenhead shipyard walked through gates displaying the name "Cammell Laird", welcoming back a name at the heart of Merseyside and the history of shipbuilding.
The day marked an impressive revival in fortunes for the shipyard after Cammell Laird closed its gates in 2001, leaving the site, including its huge modular shipbuilding hall deserted. In the seven intervening years a small group of Cammell Laird"s former management team led by managing director John Syvret have steadily built up a new company at the shipyard, Northwestern Shiprepairers and Shipbuilders Ltd.
Having established itself in the UK ship repair, conversion and military refit market, with a forecasted turnover in excess of £90m and a full order book, Mr Syvret said the time was right to bring back the Cammell Laird name in support of its marine services business.