Staff Stories: Ryan Thomson

01 FEBRUARY 2021

Staff Stories: Ryan Thomson

Ryan Thomson - Regional Manager (Scandinavia)

Ryan began his career working for various oil service companies in Aberdeen, most latterly as a plant operator, and for an industrial tank cleaning company. During this time, he amassed a wealth of knowledge about the oil industry; different applications, plant maintenance, and gained valuable experience working on hydraulics learning about high-pressure systems.

In 2013 local company Motive Offshore Group was recruiting for a Proposals Engineer and Ryan seized the opportunity to work for a young, ambitious company where he felt he could advance his career.

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I really felt I was trusted from day one, and encouraged to take responsibility and initiative, which as a very driven person gave me the perfect working environment. Management is always available, readily sharing expertise and are quick to acknowledge that Motive has got to where it is because of the Team.

- Ryan Thomson, Regional Manager (Scandinavia)

Within just 6 months Ryan found himself taking on a sales management role and relocating to Norway to help establish the first global base for Motive Offshore Group.

Ryan has been a success story within the business, starting as a Proposals Engineer, Ryan has progressed his career well to become Country Manager for Norway. He has risen to all challenges that have come his way and is now playing a fundamental role in our international growth.

- Dave Acton, CEO

Alongside his busy role as Regional Manager, Ryan is currently undertaking a Business Management degree, and also helps advise and support new companies coming to the Norwegian marketplace after being invited to participate in the GlobalScot programme by SDI (Scottish Development International).

Ryan's advice to anyone considering working for Motive?

“If anybody is driven and wants to work hard the opportunities here are endless.”