About Us

‘Our mission is to provide customers with comprehensive, value engineering services, which match their needs and expectations.’

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TMS Maritime Timeline
Crane Arm
Crane Hook
1991 - Teignmouth Maritime Services Company formed
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1994

Purchased Work Boat Spot On and Bobs Box Barge

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2000

Purchased TMS Bond

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2002

Teignmouth Maritime Services Ltd (TMS)
Formed

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2003

November Achieved ISO 9001 Quality Assurance Accreditation

Purchased Workboat Annamone and Barge Ash

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2004

Achieved CHAS Accreditation

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2006

First Major Contracting Project Kittery Court £260k

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2007

Achieved Association Diving Contractors (ADC) Accreditation

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2008

Purchased Crane Barge TMS Maverick

Turnover £1.4 million

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2009

Purchased H8 & H10 Hopper Barges

Completed first £1 million project at Swine Fleet

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2010

June – Achieved ISO 14001 Environmental Accreditation

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2011

Turnover £2.9 million

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2014

May – Achieved ISO 18001 Safety Accreditation

Great Yarmouth Quayside Piling & Repairs £1 million contract

Hayle Quayside Historic Repairs and Piling £1.26 million contract

Major Assistance Provided to Dawlish Rail Breach Emergency Works

Turnover £5.2 million

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2015

Turnover reached £9.5million

Achieved Achilles CatB2 Audit Accreditation

Achieved Angel Award from Historic England for its work in
sympathetically restoring South Quay in Hayle, Cornwall

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2016

Celebrating 25 Years of Successful Trading

Dover Groyne Replacement £1.1 million project

Teignmouth Sea Front Emergency Works started New Years Eve

Purchase of two 7.45m Schottel Nato Workboats, twin screw

TMS Crawf & TMS Gary named after two very hard working employees

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2017

TMS were awarded a prestigious bronze award from the Considerate Constuctors Scheme,
for the works completed at Walmer to Kingsdown, replacing the timber groynes, planking and slipway
along the stretch of beach the value of the project was £1.5M

Completion of Teignmouth Sea Defence the value of the project was £1.6M

Poole Bridge £1.5M

TMS are now approved installers of Platipus Earth Anchoring Systems 

Portland Port £3.1M project, design and construct two new mooring dolphins

Connecting bridges

Joanne our QS Completed her NVQ of Construction Contracting Operations

Management Level 6

RICS Associate Member

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2018

Newquay North Quay Refurbishment – £1 Million

Exeter Fish Pass – £1.1 Million

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2019

TMS first apprentice, Ben Horrill has completed and passed his level 3 engineering

course and he is now a fully qualified engineer.

A new addition to our Marine Plant Fleet – TMS Seavoyager 34m barge

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2020

Our QS Joanne Baker has been studying for the last two years with The University

of College State Management, Joanne has passed and she now has a masters

(MSc) in Quantity Surveying

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2021

...The Future...

TMS has been providing professional marine and land based civil engineering services since 1991. We take the time to learn what is important to our customers and then gear our work so that our customers’ expectations are fully met. We are greatly experienced in working as the Principal Marine Contractor, where we are able to provide a full, one-stop-shop construction service. We can also provide design services as well using our design partners for a full turn-key project. TMS are also fully able to work as a sub-contractor for large civil engineering and building companies, who approach TMS for marine expertise and the use of our specialist marine and land-based plant.

TMS has enjoyed significant growth over the last decade, which has been achieved in a managed, sustainable manner. The growth has enabled us to comfortably complete multi-million pound schemes to the satisfaction of our clients.

As a company, we take pride in our ethos and work ethic, where the customer comes first. This philosophy runs throughout the company and we aim to complete every project to the customer’s complete satisfaction.

TMS are full members of the British Marine Federation (BMF) and full members of the Association of Diving Contractors (ADC). We hold full ISO 9001, 14001 and 18001 accreditation and are also certified by Constructionline as a member of the Contractor’s Health & Safety Assessment Scheme (CHAS), the UK register of pre-qualified construction services and RISQS audited for Network Rail. TMS are now also members of Mates In Mind which is a charity that supports mental health in the construction industry.

Other professional bodies that TMS are accredited and affiliated to include:

  • Builders Profile
  • Achilles
  • Federation of Small Businesses (FSB)
  • Green Accord
  • Civil Engineering Contractors Association (CECA)
  • Site Safety Group (SSG) Membership

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