• Tel: 01524 383320 Forsberg Services. North Quay Offices, Heysham Port, Heysham, UK

Welcome to the team Jonny!

We are excited to welcome Jonny Gerrard to Forsberg, joining our sales team as a Marine Business Development Manager.

Jonny lives in Aberdeen, although his career path has ensured he is well-travelled, taking him around the UK and to different parts of the world.

Jonny started his career in the Royal Navy serving as a Submariner for 10 years’. Moving on from the Navy and into the offshore sector, Jonny gained valuable experience working as a hydrographic survey engineer which he describes as a steep learning curve but a welcome challenge, working in Angola and parts of the UK.

A year spent as an application engineer for Measurement Devices, Jonny then joined Veripos in 2011, as a senior project manager within the Dynamic Positioning Marine sales and project team, supplying to leading dynamic positioning manufacturers, vessel owners and operators. Jonny worked for Veripos for over 9 years and now we’re delighted to have him onboard with us here at Forsberg.

Jonny will continue to be a based in Aberdeen, where he lives with his wife and 13 month old daughter, visiting the Heysham office on a regular basis. In his spare time, Jonny likes to strike the right balance between family time and motor racing.

Offering Jonny a warm welcome to Forsberg and we look forward to our future successes together.

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Spirent and Forsberg Announce Partnership

We are delighted to announce our recent partnership with Spirent, the leading global provider of automated testing and assurance solutions for positioning.

Spirent deliver maximum performance without compromise through bespoke, dedicated PNT test systems. They are the trusted partner of the world’s leading space agencies, government and military contractors, and private enterprises.

Forsberg Sales Director, Jim Waite says:

“it is a great opportunity for Forsberg to partner with the Spirent team. Spirent’s flexible test solutions will enable us to provide our customers with the accuracy, integrity, continuity and reliability they demand with their simulation requirements”.

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The Tech Lancaster consortium featured in the Lancashire Business View

Lancashire residents are invited to apply for a free Electronics Skills Programme which will boost their employability in the fast-growing tech sector.

The intensive 12-week course combines distance learning with lab-based tuition and provides participants with globally recognised, electronics industry certifications, work-ready skills and the confidence for a career in the fast-paced North West technology sector.

Participants who complete the course are guaranteed the opportunity to attend a real-life job interview with one of a number of local employers, including Forsberg.

Read the full Lancashire Business View article here

And to find out more about Tech Lancaster and how to enrol visit www.tech-lancaster.org.uk/ or call 01524 881554.

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NovAtel Application Suite – Improved Receiver Management

NovAtel have relaunched their Connect software with new capabilities and a new name. The NovAtel Application Suite is an integrated suite of applications designed to work seamlessly with your OEM7, OEM6 or OEMStar products.

After a five-month beta process with continuous customer feedback, NovAtel have developed the new NovAtel Application Suite to optimise use of your NovAtel product.

This Application Suite replaces NovAtel Connect with an improved, updated workflow-driven design to boost efficiency and performance — with no upgrade cost. Upgrade to the Application Suite to continue receiving the best positioning performance.

The NovAtel Application Suite allows users to access their receiver’s many features without the need of a terminal emulator, and communicate with and configure a receiver through serial port, USB, WiFi or ethernet connection.

NovAtel Application Suite provides the following key upgrades:

  • A user-friendly interface with task-based, workflow-driven design to give better guidance and support during setup and configuration
  • A re-imagined GNSS interference detection display driven by our Interference Toolkit (ITK) to monitor and mitigate interference from impacting receiver performance
  • A stable connection to receivers for increased reliability and superior software performance
  • An advanced Playback Tool allowing users to analyze specific events and generate smaller file sizes for further investigation
  • Optional automatic updates to ensure the software is always functioning on the latest version


The NovAtel Application Suite is available for all OEM6 and OEMStar products as a free upgrade to all existing users.

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Forsberg – Friend of the Regiment

We are proud to give valuable support to The Royal Regiment of Fusiliers, helping the Regimental Headquarters in providing welfare to serving and retired soldiers, their families and dependants.

Since its formation in 1968, the Regimental Headquarters has been responsible for providing welfare and benevolence to serving and retired soldiers and their families. The Regiment Support Service is a non-profit organisation assisting the British Army in raising funds. One way of raising money for welfare is to produce a Regimental diary for issue and sale to soldiers and civilians which is supported by voluntary sponsorships like ours. The diaries can be sold as way of raising funds and are also given free to all soldiers who are currently serving at home and abroad in the various conflicts throughout the world.

We’re honoured to be recognised as a ‘Friend of the Regiment’.

For more information about The Royal Regiment of Fusiliers and The Regiment Support Service visit: http://www.regimentsupportservice.org/

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