Staff Stories: Tony Clark
19 AUGUST 2022
Staff Stories: Tony Clark
Tony Clark - Inspection Manager (Motive FZE)
Tony joined Motive in 2018 as an Inspection Manager in the UK, having worked in the oil & gas, renewables, and marine industries for over 15 years.
Starting out in the industry as a lifting equipment inspector for a company located in the Middle East, Tony would progress his career in the years that followed to gain a wealth of qualifications and experience across inspection, NDT & rope access.
Previously Tony's roles were always as an offshore-based technician, until joining Motive where he had the opportunity to progress further into a management position. Tony is LEEA and PCN qualified and was Rope Access Level 3 qualified for the past 13 years.
What attracted you to joining Motive Offshore Group?
I already knew Ally Forbes (Spooling & Inspection Managing Director) having carried out a lot of work for Motive initially as a sub-contractor. I liked what Ally and the (at the time, small) Spooling and Inspection team were doing and could see it was going to be very successful, so when I was offered a full-time position I had no hesitation in accepting.
- Tony Clark - Inspection Manager (Motive FZE)
In January 2020 Tony relocated from the UK to join the Motive FZE team in the UAE, taking on the role of Inspection Manager.
With responsibility for running the Middle East Spooling & Inspection division and managing the Inspection Technician team, Tony ensures projects are delivered safely and to the satisfaction of our clients.
My work days are always varied, from client meetings and site visits, to sometimes getting my overalls out to assist on projects.
What is the best thing about being ‘Team Motive’?
We all work in a challenging industry and Motive has multiple locations around the globe (UK, Norway, UAE, US & Taiwan), with over 200 employees.
Despite the growth of the company, we always find time to come together as ‘Team Motive’ for various challenges throughout the year, ensuring we can all stay connected and motivated while having fun and competition at the same time.
What would you say to anyone considering working for Motive?
I would encourage anyone if given the opportunity to work for Motive to do it. I am grateful for the opportunities given to me whilst working for Motive. I have had lots of opportunities to travel the world, now emigrating to another country in my latest role.
Find Tony here on LinkedIn if you'd like to know more about the Spooling & Inspection support Motive has available in the UAE, or get in touch directly via the button below.
Tony has grown his department four-fold in the past 18 months by listening to his customers and providing solutions to their challenges, and ensuring we have the right equipment and expertise, at the right place, and at the right time.
He has successfully kept quality at the top of his list whilst focusing on the needs and growth of his team which in turn has secured a bright future for him, his team, and Motive as a whole.