Martin Lawlor Named British Ports Association Deputy Chairman

Martin Lawlor Chairman, British Ports Association BPA

Port of Blyth Chief Executive Martin Lawlor has been named as the Deputy Chairman of the British Ports Association at their recent Annual General Meeting in London.

Known as one of the UK’s leading offshore energy bases with market leaders such as Royal IHC, DeepOcean and Global Marine Group calling the Port home, Port of Blyth has enjoyed a sustained period of growth during Martin Lawlor’s time in charge and he’s delighted to be lending his experience to the BPA in this role.

In welcoming him to the position Richard Ballantyne, Chief Executive of British Ports Association, said: “I am delighted that Martin has become the BPA’s new Deputy Chairman and we look forward to working with him as we shape our national agenda.

“His energy, enthusiasm and industry experience will be important in helping us to formulate and direct our messages to government and other key stakeholders. Martin has been a key support for the BPA over many years and we are excited to working with him so that we can share some of the successes he has overseen at the Port of Blyth.”

Martin is joined on the board by Alec Don, Chief Executive of Milford Haven Port Authority, who has been elected as Chairman for a two year term.

Created in 1992, the British Ports Association represents the interests of its 100 full members, and numerous associate members, to the UK and devolved Governments, the EU and national and international bodies.