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Mike Buick


I started my engineering recruitment career back in 2008, where I was taught the ‘rights and wrongs’ of the industry by an ex Royal Navy Chief Engineering Artificer, and to this day, even as co-owner of Grapefruit, I endeavour to follow the excellent training and advice I was given. Looking after the engineering side of the business, I specialise in a diverse arena encompassing both operations and maintenance, and although I’m mechanically biased, I can still hold my own with electricians!

Outside of the office, I used to race BMX bikes but unfortunately age has begun to catch up with me so I’ve now got some more leisurely past times which includes my converted T5 van. I can also be found train spotting but don’t tell anybody!

Karen Harvey-Miller


With over 30 years’ experience of working within the Marine Sector, I’ve partnered some of (and still do) the World’ largest Blue Chip organisations, using my in-depth knowledge of the Maritime industry to offer advice and guidance on recruitment and HR projects, encompassing diverse skills and abilities. In addition to permanent recruitment, I’m able to provide crew management and short term, ad-hoc marine personnel of all ranks for both shore and sea going opportunities.

When I’m not working, I spend my free time at various music festivals with my T2 Camper Van and six dogs……Rick, my partner, has to make do with the tent!

Courtney Wearn

Engineering and Administration

I support Mike and Karen with resourcing and general office administration.

George Paws (The Office Dog)

Chasing the Ball

I bark a lot and drag my owner to Crufts

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