With the Malta Ship Registry continuing to develop at a faster rate than any other, and the improving infrastructure of its ports, Malta is seeking to become a centre for the superyacht industry. The existing local facilities and expertise, combined with the excellence of the Maltese Registry and a history of seafaring make Malta a natural choice for employment services too.
WD Resources (Malta) Limited (WDRM), in association with established employment services provider CES Guernsey, has been launched to offer a wide range of services to both commercial and leisure maritime clients, including developing the supply of trainee and qualified seafarers to the marine industry, ongoing STCW and other crew training, employment & payroll services, crew management, MLC 2006 compliance and other employment related services.
Neil Carrington, Director of WDRM, said “Providing global employment solutions to companies in the marine, energy and other business sectors, we were approached by clients to provide a specific employment solution within the EU. Fortunately, due to our Group contacts and existing links with Malta, we created our first company in Malta to service this need. This led to me thinking about the bigger picture and the fact that we could extend and offer these services across the whole industry; so launching WD Resources (Malta) was the logical next step. Our client base covers many sectors of the shipping industry, both commercial and leisure, and, in particular, we have clients within the cruise and luxury yacht sectors who are constantly on the lookout for good seafarers of all ranks. WDM can offer companies not only the services they need, but will be encouraging clients to take a closer look at the services available within the current Maltese marine sector.”
The WDM office will be headed up by Marika Vella Pace Micallef, who prior to joining WDRM, worked in executive level positions within the HR and Accounting Departments in several companies including 2X Software Ltd, FTI Services Ltd and BC Commercials Ltd. “I am delighted to head this new venture and look forward to working closely with both new clients and the Maltese Authorities, delivering excellent employment and payroll support services. Malta as an EU Member State offers a tremendous opportunity in terms of its social security and tax system, which is both attractive and compliant for the maritime sector.” Marika added.
WD Resources (Malta) Ltd is also proud to be a sponsor of ‘Opportunities in Superyachts’, organised by Quaynote Communications, to be held on Thursday, 26th March, 2015 at the Westin Dragonara Resort, St. Julian`s, Malta.