Wednesday, 1 March 2017

Be fully compliant with no hidden costs or ongoing charges

The Electronic Chart Display & Information Systems (ECDIS) compliance deadline is now less than seven months away so can you afford to bury your head in the sand any longer?

Or can you afford to take hours out of an already busy schedule to read through the regulations and make sure you’re compliant and not at risk of heavy fines or even worse detention?

The team at Martek Marine have put together a complete compliant package to help customers take all the risk and worry out of it, allowing you to continue focussing on running your business.

iECDIS is tailor made to your needs and includes everything from a project plan to installation and familiarisation training to ongoing technical support and customer service, we even offer a solution where there is nothing to pay upfront.

Built to a rugged, military-grade specification, iECDIS is designed to last. With no moving parts, it’s a robust piece of equipment that can cope in the harshest of conditions and able to withstand all that the offshore environment can throw at it. The system is easy to operate and offers multiple chart update options, including email, DVD, and CD-ROM and thanks to the system’s 'Intelligent iChart Innovation' there is no need to manually update charts.

It also takes care of route planning and route exporting/importing automatically offers expanding inputs for additional functionality and has preloaded charts, including rapid updates, so as well as saving you money it will also save you time.

The newly patented 4G mobile antennae will automatically update your charts every time you enter dock your charts will never be out of date, and you need never again worry about the resulting fines or punishments.

One of the biggest concerns among ECDIS customers today is affording to make the changes required – which is also the reason for many companies delaying their purchases until they have the money available. 

Many ECDIS suppliers are now offering attractive offers such as FREE ECDIS or FREE CHARTS which look like the best option to consider - saving you money! We urge you to be careful when reviewing systems such as this and ask as many questions as possible to find out more - Is there a long contract you have to sign? Are there any ongoing maintenance charges? What hidden costs are there? How much will this system cost me overall for the next 5 years? Some FREE ECDIS offers are fantastic and offer significant cost savings -  we advise you to make sure you find the right supplier that isn’t going to tie you down or end up costing you lots of money in the long term. 

Implementing ECDIS really couldn’t be easier, meaning you can approach the deadline safe in the knowledge that you are fully compliant and won’t need to pay anything else to remain so, in fact you will save money.
The iECDIS™ Compliance Package from Martek Marine is also available on a hire-purchase agreement, meaning you can get your new system installed as quickly as possible, with zero initial capital outlay. There are no hidden fees or catches, and no ongoing maintenance costs and it operates so efficiently, you will find that it saves you money.

Flexible payment solutions and the option for a hire-purchase agreement mean you can ensure your iECDIS™ is installed as soon as possible without waiting for your budget to allow for it.
If you’re not looking for a full compliance package but still want a solution you can trust we also offer free ECDIS, so what are you waiting for?

Visit for more information and receive a free iPlan ECDIS project implementation plan when you enquire using the online form.

Thursday, 6 March 2014

After Sales Bowling Night Out

This months Fun Committee was organised by After Sales, and so a trip to Hollywood bowl for drinks and a game or two followed. Then it was on to Flaming Dragon all-you-can-eat oriental cuisine. 

The top bowlers who won a game each over the 2 games were Jami Beech, Steve Bedford, Karen Bedford and Lee Jeffries. Shot of the match coming from Steve Bedford with a right hand straight swinging under leg haymaker spin ball (yep, he invented it). Thanks to all for a great night!

Tuesday, 4 March 2014

UK Customer Satisfaction Awards 2014

Last Tuesday Nancy and Sam traveled to London to represent Martek at the Institute of Customer Services UK Customer Satisfaction Awards, an annual event celebrating the success of companies excelling at providing customer service.

As award finalists, the Martek representatives were invited to a pre-award show drinks reception where they met Joanne Causon, CEO of the ICS and chatted about the plans Martek have to excel in Customer Service.

After a delicious three course dinner, the awards commenced and Sam and Nancy waited to see whether Martek would take the trophy for the award for Employee Engagement Strategy.

Up against a few well known others such as Capita and Damart, the standard was high.

Martek did not take home the award this year, but did receive a mention as one of 20 new organisations this year to achieve ServiceMark for the first time in 2013. Well done Martek!!

Our aim is to make 2014 the year where Legendary Customer Experience is what we do at Martek, day in, day out.

Thursday, 6 February 2014

5 top tips for landing a job with Martek Marine

Is Martek the right company for you?

Martek operates a work hard, play hard culture with employees reaping the rewards of a high performance and a NO EXCUSES culture with team building activities such as Doncaster Races and Thornbridge Outdoors
Martek are committed to their employees and customers alike, and have recently been awarded Investors in People Gold Award, and Institute of Customer Service ‘ServiceMark’ award. 

Stay alert

Martek are looking for new talent to join their team all the time as the company expands, with the latest career vacancies listed on our website and LinkedIn page. Martek is a great place to work, with various benefits, so keep checking back to the careers section of the website, as we’re always adding new opportunities. 

Find out which role is right for you

We have various departments within our UK and Singapore based offices requiring a variety of different skill sets. Whether your talents lie in finance or production, make sure you read the job description carefully to ensure you are qualified and committed to the role. 

Make your application WOW us

Ensure you understand the job role before applying. If you have any questions, you can email the hiring manager before submitting your CV and covering letter. Martek are looking for people to complement their culture, so think outside the box, and write a covering letter that will WOW us from the very beginning of your application. 

Research, research, research! 

Once you’ve nailed the application process, and have been invited for interview, make sure you know who Martek are, and what we stand for. That means educating yourself on Martek Marine products and the maritime industry, as well as keeping up to date with company news on Twitter and Facebook

Lastly - good luck! 

Tuesday, 4 February 2014

Martek to enter Team for Winter Olympics in Sochi City

Hot off The Press!!!!
Martek to enter Team for Winter Olympics in Sochi City

After the recent Curling Event at Ice Sheffield a new breed of Curlers have immerged.

"Too Much Weetabix" Jeffries
"Baby Faced Assassin" Ryan Bullock
Jami "Trigger" Beech
Amy "Halfway" Lambert
Steve "Angry Kid" Lapthorne

Man of the Match has to be Steven Bedford for his wonderful rendition of Bambi on Ice...

There was no surprises in the wining Team had to be Sales!!!!!

Thursday, 30 January 2014

Martek get nominated for an Institute of Customer Service award!

We’re pleased to announce that Martek Marine have been shortlisted for an Institute of Customer Service award!

The UK Customer Satisfaction Awards recognises businesses that are committed to WOWing their customers at every contact, from the initial enquiry, to delivering the goods efficiently.

Martek held a raffle draw to determine who would represent the company at the Lancaster London Hotel in the capital, and the lucky winners came up as Executive Assistant Sam Sargent, and Nancy Greaves from the Marketing team. Give a good speech, ladies!

Hopefully we have impressed the judges enough to win the Objective HR Employee Engagement Strategy of the Year and we can head back to South Yorkshire ready to tackle the Institute of Customer Service Qualification!

Tuesday, 28 January 2014

‘Legendary Customer Service’ meet ‘ICS Qualifications’

Martek Marine have recently seen the launch of ‘The Legends’ project! The overall aim of the project? To create Legendary Customer Service for you, our customers.

Our aim is to provide you with a memorable experience at every point of contact with Martek and be the best in the industry at serving your needs.

The qualifications that we are undertaking with the Institute of Customer Service let us recognise that we are giving you legendary customer service. All our customer facing employees have just stated on the pathway towards these qualifications, , and we hope to complete this within the next quarter. These recognised awards will complement their day-to-day jobs and will also stay with them throughout their career.

We’ll report on our employees progress throughout this qualification, so keep watching this space!