Who We Are

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Captain Martyn Hanlon

Captain Martyn Hanlon is a Master Mariner; Founding Partner and Managing Director of Hanlon Harding Ltd. Martyn has over 40 years of marine experience in the commercial shipping industry having served on most types of vessel in his seagoing career. He is a qualified RN Specialist Navigator and has over 20 years experience as a Senior Pilot at one of the UKs leading international ports, handling everything from small coasters to the largest container ships in the world. Martyn has provided expert navigation advice and conducted marine accident investigations for the UK government and MAIB.


Martyn has extensive commercial experience being the Co-Founder and Commercial Director of Redd&Whyte Ltd, an international award winning Medtech company providing groundbreaking Nano Technology to the global Pharmaceutical and Life Science industries and Chairman of Exhibtr Ltd, winning a Lloyds Bank Enterprise Award for Innovation in 2014. Martyn has been a Non Executive Director on the Board of several NHS Health Authorities and Primary Care Trusts.


Captain Clive Harding

Captain Clive Harding is a Master Mariner; Founding Partner and Chairman of Hanlon Harding Ltd. He is a  Marine Pilot with almost 45 years of experience in the Marine Industry which started when he went to sea as a Cadet with the New Zealand Shipping Company in 1972.

He has experience of Command with both Roll-on/Roll Off Ferries and Passenger Ferries alongside 14 years of experience with P & O in their Cruise Liner and Container Ship divisions. He was just 32 when he undertook his first Command with Maersk with whom he also had a spell of shore secondment to undertake maritime safety audits. He has held Pilotage Exemption Certificates for Medway, Thames, Zeebrugge and Dunkirk and has been responsible for DD& R preparation and Ship Society surveys. He also spent a period as an Assistant Superintendent with Sally Line. He joined  Harwich Haven Authority in 1993 and now handles a complete range of vessels from manoeuvring small coasters into the ports of Mistley and Ipswich to handling the ULCCs trading with the Port of Felixstowe.