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Inspired by the love of water - Clarksons’ Sophie Wilson interviewed for Insight Energy Magazine


Sophie Wilson, Business Development Manager in our Port Services division, has been featured in a recent article in Insight Energy Magazine.

The publication covers stories from some of the world’s most innovative, inspiring and important energy firms – and the people who make them truly special. In its autumn 2022 edition, Sophie was interviewed for an article titled ‘Women carve careers inspired by their love of water’. In it, Sophie explains she decided to pursue a career in the energy industry after being inspired by two generations of her family who also worked in the sector. She said:

“My grandad had a fabrication company in Yarmouth, building large structures for offshore oil rigs, so the industry has been in my family for a couple of generations.”

Both Sophie’s parents also worked in the oil and gas industry for Shell, so growing up she lived in both Muscat and Singapore before settling back near Great Yarmouth in the UK.

In her role at Clarksons, Sophie covers offshore business development strategy and implementation of port and logistics services to clients in the energy sector. As a business development manager, she is responsible for scoping out new business as well as supporting existing Clarksons’ clients in the UK, Europe and the emerging US renewables sector. Speaking about her career progression since joining Clarksons, Sophie said:

“I’m so proud of how far I’ve come to date … I’m not sitting here as a female number – I hope I’m making a difference.”

Sophie’s experience at Clarksons is a perfect reflection of our wider ethos as an employer. We’re committed to attracting and retaining the best people, providing them with the tools and training that empower them to fulfil their potential. The result is that dedicated, energetic people like Sophie are recognised, respected and rewarded for their hard work while driving success for our clients and leading positive change in a complex global industry that is rapidly evolving.

You can read the original article in full here, or explore the possibilities to shape your career at Clarksons here.