21 Oct 2014
Jamie Edmiston takes company reigns
Edmiston has announced the appointment of Jamie Edmiston as its new CEO, with father and company founder, Nicholas Edmiston moving to the role of chairman.
Jamie was with the company, itself founded in 1996, between 2001 and 2011 before spearheading the acquisition of luxury brand, Linley. This has now been sold to a Malaysian consortium and Jamie is returning to the Edmiston fold. “I have been intimately involved with Edmiston for much of my working life”, he explained.
“I am delighted to take on the leadership of the business as chief executive and look forward to building the business for the future. We have a great team of people, and I am confident Edmiston will continue to thrive. My aim is very clear - to ensure that Edmiston continues to play a defining role in the yacht business”, he added.
“I have been involved in the yacht business for over 45 years. I am very proud to have built a business that stands for quality and expertise and innovation in what is a highly competitive market. Now is the right time to hand over day-to-day management to Jamie, who has played a key role in Edmiston’s success. With his knowledge of the yacht business as well as his expertise in the luxury brand space I have no doubt that he will continue to take Edmiston from strength to strength”, Nicholas added.
Speaking to The Superyacht Owner in the spring, Nicholas had said that new build and charter would comprise the company’s areas of focus. “We’ve got a couple of fairly big new construction deals in the pipeline…these big deals take a long time to put together… But these big new construction projects are good, so we quite like them”, he explained.
And of charter’s appeal as a route into yachting, he said, “We’re looking at making it easier for people get a start in yachting with dip in for a day or overnight experience; it’s all part of educating people about yachting. It may not make us a fortune overnight, but what it will do is bring more people into our network.”
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