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The Chairman of the company was Rick Wharton and David Sadler was managing director.
1980 Had 600 employees; acquired 11 further mini-submarines and 5 offshore support vessels
The British Technology Group held a 72% interest.
1982 Acquired a 75% interest in submersible operator HMB Subwork. The firm already manufactured the one-man submersible "Spider" through the subsidiary Slingsby Engineering. But the acquisition of HMB who operated six Mantis-type one man submersibles, meant BUE had a stronger presence in the North Sea offshore services market.