V.Ships Leisure, V. Hospitality and The Crew Network, and MHG Insurance Brokers, have announced plans to form a strategic partnership to offer clients a bigger portfolio of services, effective as of 1 August, 2013.

"Our goal is to provide a cohesive and effective connection to synergetic services for our clients," explained Peter Hult, executive vice president of MHG Insurance Brokers and president of MHG Medical Management Services. "We often share the same clients, use similar marketing strategies and tools, and our respective product lines complement each other well. This partnership will offer our clients confidence and comfort in working with proven service providers, with a global footprint and scalable business models."

The three companies already have a number of exciting joint projects in progress, having having previously worked together on a number of successful projects have an already-established relationship. This strategic partnership will help realise the full potential of this relationship as well as assisting in further developing related services with a view to benefit current and future clients and the marine industry in general.


The Crew Network is a crew placement agency that will add insurance to its portfolio in this strategic partnership. Credit: Dick Holthuis.

"We're delighted to announce our partnership with MHG," added Bertand Ptyt, crew operations manager at V.Ships, who added the partnership includes its hotel and recruitment division V.Hospitality as well as its yacht recruitment division The Crew Network (Antibes). "We have been working with MHG for many years and not only do we have a trusted and valued relationship but our companies' philosophies and service standards are aligned."

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