Our Heritage

A Heritage of Innovation

We started in 2001 in partnership with a small workshop, a limited team heading operations in the UK and a basic website. We began our journey doing boat shows across the UK and quickly released the potential of Digital. We have maintained a focus on digital development throughout our company lifespan, continously investing and broadening our digital reach through the development of multiple websites.

This in turn has helped to grow our business and attract customers from across the globe. As our customer base increased, so did the type of enquiries we received and this led to us buying out the workshop we earlier partnered with in order to have a greater control over our manufacturing process.

Innovation has forever been at the forefront of our philosophy and we strive to develop our internal skillset, supply chain and access to technology in order to fulfil client expectations.

Meet Our Team

Rashid

Rashid is the CEO and will oversee the completion of your project and has extensive experience of project management. He completed a Master’s Degree in Shipping, where he finished the top of his class. He is a UK qualified Chartered Accountant. His extensive education has helped him to excel in companies such as British Petroleum, PwC, and EY etc. and helped to inspire, develop and build Premier Ship Models over the years.

Aytac

Aytac will be your primary point of contact within Premier Ship Models. He has a lot of experience delivering high quality projects to museums and large companies like BP and Princess.

Nathan

Nathan is our Marketing and Digital executive, he helps us to stay at the fore front of the latest trends in our industry. 

Reshad

Reshad is our Quality Controller, with a degree in engineering he has a excellent eye for detail. He works in our workshop where he inspects all the models. Thanks to him, improvements are made throughout the production cycle for our Custom range ship models to ensure consistent high quality are met for our clients.  

Sainaz

Sainaz is head of our legal department and ensures all of our manufacturing processes comply with the latest regulations. 

Anthony

Anthony is our Production and CAD Engineer, he is based in our workshop where he oversees the build of a range of our models. He is the main point of contact for customers during the build of their model and will provide them with production updates.

Company Milestones

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Established

Premier Ship Models is established following our partnership with a workshop and with the goal to provide handcrafted models to the local market in the UK

The First Show

We exhibit at our first ever show (IFOS) and launch our first website. Our first corporate delivery to the USA ends in an international flight to New York followed by a train and taxi journey to the client

Yacht Shows

Following our first online sale, we exhibit at two renown Yacht Shows in the UK (Southampton and London)

Bespoke Models

Having previously only completed models of well known vessels, we build our first ever custom models for BT and the BBC. Custom Models would later go on to become our specialty

First Museum Project

We successfully deliver six museum quality models for the Hong Kong Maritime Museum and employ our first full time staff member in the UK. 

International Shows

In order to develop our international reach, we agreed to exhibit at the Dubai Yacht Show and Abu Dhabi Interior Design Show

New Products

As we continue to grow and get more requests from customers, we decide to introduce a range of model kits on our website for customers to build themselves. Alongside this, we complete our second project with BBC

Greater Diversity

We continue to take on more challenging projects including our first shipyard order, an order from Taiwan Museum and our biggest model to date (3.8 metres)

Largest Ship in a Bottle

In partnership with the Mayor of London, we are appointed to build the world’s largest ship in a bottle (HMS Victory), which originally stood on the fourth plinth at Trafalgar Square and is now moored at the Greenwich Maritime Museum

International Websites

Following our success in our domestic market, we launch an international website for our US customers and later in Australia and France

Financial Investment

Following financial backing from an international investor, we open our first physical shop in London

Danish Maritime Museum

We complete one of our most interesting projects to date following the delivery of two 4-metre tankers, which were later presented to the Queen of Denmark at the launch of the museum

Bone Model

We complete the first restoration of a Bone Model, a difficult material to work with, for a museum in the UK

Introducing 3D Printing

Succesful completion of one of our most complicated projects to date after we finish a 3D Printed model of the Glen Lyon FPSO for BP’s Head Offices in London and Aberdeen

More Museum Contracts

As the business grows and our manufacturing capability increases, we secure two new contracts with museums in Estonia and Australia

New Workshop

Following a partnership of 17 years, we decide to buy out our main workshop in order to have more control of our processes and a achieve an even better quality in our models

Awards Season

We continue to grow our international presence and earn a nomination for a UK Business Award. We took on several complicated projects including a feature wall for a new cruise ship, which involved a great deal of sourcing, manufacturing and design in order to deliver

Investment in Technology

To achieve a better level of accuracy and increase our capacity, we invest in new machinery including CNC and laser technology. This new technology helps us to deliver projects for museums in Australia, Singapore, Qatar and Dubai

Concept Builds

We win our largest ever contract for a museum in Oman. We are also asked to build our first ever model of a boat that doesn’t actually exist – completing a concept build of a superyacht

Lloyds Business Award

Following a great deal of work over the past 3 years, we are awarded with a nomination as a finalist for the Lloyds Business Awards in the category of Exporter of the Year. At this point in 2020, 80% of our turnover now comes from Exports.

Where we've delivered to

The map below is an interactive representation of where we have currently delivered to as of mid-2020. The countries in blue are where we have delivered (85 countries total).