The 70-staff firm has increased year-on-year turnover by 14% thanks to a number of projects in Southampton and Plymouth.

For one of the port projects, the group provided consultancy services comprising design, production, installation and testing phases for four ship-to-shore cranes at Port of Southampton that is owned by Associated British Ports (ABP).

Elsewhere, Imes supported engineering provider Houlder in completing an overhaul of landing craft vehicle personnel (LCVP) and seaboat davits on HMS Ocean at Babcock’s Devonport Royal Dockyard at HM Naval Base, Plymouth.

Farrell Mossop, head of defence and marine at Imes Group, said: "We’ve had extremely positive feedback from clients about the standard of our work and level of expertise applied to all of the projects.

"For the Southampton cranes project we prepared the specification and carried out a design review and third-party inspections during manufacture, erection and commissioning. We also formally acted as the client’s representative in the final completion phase."

Mossop added: "The Royal Navy project involved engineering upgrades, inspection, repairing and replacing equipment, commissioning and testing, providing certification and delivering onsite management support.

"These projects and others have served to highlight the skills and experience of our people, and we’re confident of securing additional work on the back of these successes."