SPO wins the Investing in People award at 18th Annual Business Awards Presentation Gala Dinner organised by British Chamber of Commerce in Singapore

28 Sep 2017

On 28 September evening, SPO clinched the Investing in People award at the 18th Annual Business Awards Presentation Gala Dinner organised by the British Chamber of Commerce. Graced by Minister, Prime Minister’s Office and Second Minister for Manpower and Foreign Affairs, Mrs Josephine Teo, the event which was held at Shangri-La Hotel in Singapore seeks to honour and celebrate outstanding companies for their achievements across various business sectors.

HR Director of SPO, Colin Payne at the podium delivering his speech at the award ceremony. Photograph courtesy of British Chamber of Commerce in Singapore.

SPO's Director of HR, Colin Payne receivng the award from the organisers at the award ceremony. Photograph courtesy of British Chamber of Commerce in Singapore.

SPO’s HR Director, Colin Payne received the award on behalf of the Company. In his thank you address, he highlighted SPO’s management’s strong commitment to nurture employees and thanked the teams for their hard work which contributed to this success.
"Swire Pacific Offshore is part of the Swire Group which celebrated its 200th anniversary last year. Over this time, the Company has learned that the best way to build an enduring and successful business is to take good care of our people, protect the environment and support the communities on which we depend.
Despite the challenging times we are facing in the offshore industry, our commitment to developing our people remains paramount. We believe that it is our people that set us apart and give us the edge over the competition. I would like to take this opportunity to thank all our employees who have contributed to this success, particularly our trainers at SMTC and in the Leadership Development team. I would also like to congratulate all industry participants who have shown their commitment to invest in people. At Swire, we believe an investment in people is the best investment one can make for the future," said SPO’s HR Director, Colin Payne.
This is the first time that SPO has won this award. In April 2017, SPO has been conferred the “Excellence in Manpower Training and Development” award at the prestigious biennial Singapore International Maritime Awards 2017 organised by Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA).


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Swire Pacific Offshore Operations (Pte) Ltd
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About Swire Pacific Offshore (SPO)
Swire Pacific Offshore Operations (Pte) Ltd is a marine services conglomerate and a leading service provider to the offshore oil and gas industry with a network that spans the globe. Operating for more than 40 years, SPO has become a trusted name in the oil and gas industry. SPO has operated in Singapore since 1975 and moved its headquarters to Singapore in 1992. SPO is a fully owned subsidiary of Swire Pacific Limited. In line with its vision, “Excellence in Marine Services”, strong emphasis is placed on health and safety, the environment and sustainable development. SPO and its subsidiaries operate vessels in every major oil exploration region outside of USA and have offices in Angola, Australia, Azerbaijan, Brazil, Brunei, Cameroon, Canada, Denmark, Equatorial Guinea, Ghana, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, New Zealand, Norway, Qatar, The Philippines, Russia, Scotland and the United Arab Emirates. For details, visit http://www.swire.com.sg/