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!

Thursday, 19 December 2013

Christmas at Martek



The office is covered in tinsel, festive jumpers are once again making an appearance, and we’ve just about recovered from the Christmas Party at the weekend. It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas…

On Friday we supported ‘Save the Children’ as we took part in Christmas Jumper Day. The global charity work to make the world a better place for our children, as ‘No Child is Born to Die’. Their goals are to stop child hunger, protect their wellbeing and provide education for all. We hope we've helped them on their way. Keep up the good work @savethechildren!

Saturday was a time to glam up and dig out the party dresses as we headed to Ponds Forge’s Masquerade Ball. The tradition of the Masquerade Ball was to provide anonymity to a 17th century Europe heavily influenced by the class divides in societies.


Following welcome drinks and a traditional Christmas dinner, The English Gentlemen took to the stage to blast out a few party hits. Here are a few photos from the night for you to enjoy!