UK vessel inspection and data technology firm Idwal has hired a new chief commercial officer by hiring a former shipbroker ship management executive.

George Haysom, who was commercial director at ship manager Anglo-Eastern, will join the Cardiff-based company to lead sales, and customer and business development.

“George has a track record of winning clients, negotiating business, building lasting customer relationships and delivering significant new business wins against clear strategic goals,” said Idwal chief executive Nick Owens.