Working with shipping companies all around the globe to offer them cost-effective choices for training requirements, trading routes, and crew nationalities, Tapiit is an online training and information portal delivering new training solutions to various markets. Steering the ship to its latest success is one of the finest CEOs, and recipient of this years’ CEO of the Year, 2020 – The United Kingdom award, Mr Richard Turner. As we take a closer look at what Tapiit and Mr Turner offer to clients, discover what has made the firm into an industry standard for excellence by which others measure themselves.
Formed around the basis of connecting users to a global list of training providers around the world, Tapiit has since diversified into creating new and efficient training through different vehicles and supporting training centres with new applications and systems. The firm’s bookings offers users the ability to search and book all types of maritime training from the world’s largest database of providers in more than forty seven countries. With such an easy to use system, applicants can make swift and cost-effective decisions on available training which links in with their travel and work plans. By working with shipping companies all over the world, Tapiit has been able to bring down training budgets by removing peripheral costs such as travel, accommodation, per diem, and salaries, leaving companies with minimal expenditure based against the cost of a course.
Training providers all over the planet are queuing up to use Tapiit and its unique system, given that it allows providers to showcase far more than those other standard marketing vehicles. With Tapiit, providers get access to unique dashboard that show documents such as accreditation, HSE reports, and staff and faculty certifications. Shipping companies and users of the system can have the ability to fully understand a training provider, what they are offering, and how much it will cost. Armed with that knowledge, they can make the key decisions knowing that they have all the information they need to do so. Helping make sure that the clients can access all of this information in the best way possible is Tapiit CEO, Mr Richard Turner.
Mr Turner has been the current CEO of Tapiit since just last year, and has already made such an impact on the way the company is addressing the training needs of the maritime industry. Tapiit, under the sage guidance of Mr Turner, has a large and growing database of training suppliers, training centres, learning centres, educational colleges, and academies. Since coming into his new role as CEO, Mr Turner may have made his stamp on the firm by increasing the levels of success, but the core values and mission remain the same as they ever were; to increase training through choice and efficiency, and lowering costs in the process.
These core values are at the heart of everything that both Tapiit and Mr Turner are looking to develop, implement, and achieve together. Linking people to more training through new access points, different vehicles, and lower costs will bring about higher competence within any industry and, in most cases, improve a business whilst driving down incidents in the workplace. Tapiit is now considered to be the fastest growing business model in the maritime industry, thanks largely to the sage leadership of Mr Turner and his executive team around him. The success comes from keeping everything simple, and delivering on what it promises. Within the first four months of starting business, Tapiit has clients in twenty eight countries and have since gone even further.
Drawing on its truly global database is what makes Tapiit one of the most unique businesses around, with its database matched only by search engine behemoth Google. Within the maritime sphere, the firm has training providers that cover the complete spectrum of training, and its advantage over Google is the ability to find the training, book the training, get cashback on courses, and manage it all through an app in less than two minutes. For those who need to, the app can also be a source of booking travel and accommodation. Within the Tapiit model that Mr Turner and his team has devised, there are three primary types of client. The training provider, who wants to showcase the courses and facility; the individual user of those courses and facilities; and the shipping companies who require the training for their workforces.
As one of the most effective and simplest solutions in the maritime training industry, Tapiit’s business model ensures that its culture operates in much the same manner. The workforce is made up of dynamic and empowered individuals who can take a problem, and offer solutions. Everyone works as important individuals making up one collaborative team, from Mr Turner at the top to new entry-level employees just starting out their careers. Mr Turner has spent time on vessels himself, and understands that it takes everyone coming together to help the ship run smooth. Encouraging his employees to work in a modern fashion, Mr Turner empowers his staff to have a flexible week. The staff have the option to either use one of the desks in the office, or work from home with the team meeting once a week and have virtual meetings every day. Productivity is at an all-time high, and people are excited to work.
With productivity levels booming and showing no signs of slowing down, Tapiit has further expanded their business by launching two new and exciting projects: Tapiit Live and Flexiilife.
Initially formed as a live stream training company, Tapiit Live focuses on delivering maritime modules to seafarers onboard vessels, whilst at home and management personnel in the office. Having the ability to attend classroom style of training without the burden of additional costs, such as travel and accommodation, is a huge benefit for any ship owner/manager looking to reduce their training budgets. Live interactive streaming will slowly, but surely, become the normal vehicle and leading the way will Tapiit Live with its established in-house studios.
As for Flexiilife, the new company was established to provide individuals, families and crews onboard vessels access to a comprehensive platform of live streaming channels that focuses on the mind, body and soul. With a diverse range of classes from yoga, fitness, exercise to wellness which covers topics including healthy eating classes and even nutritional courses. The mindful courses offer an array of subjects such as meditation, stress management, how to deal with interview stress and relaxation for driving tests. In addition, Flexiilife’s learning channels cover a vast array of topics from children’s academic subjects to general interest. All of these classes are now live and interactive, as well as streamed 24 hours a day on multiple devices all for just one subscription fee.
With both these platforms in full effect, the Tapiit team have been able to successfully implement these services with the support and guidance from CEO Monthly’s CEO of the Year, 2020 – The United Kingdom.
The mark of a good leader over a good boss is understanding how to empower and uplift staff around them to do an excellent job. Mr Turner is definitely the former, understanding that his staff are integral to the continued success of Tapiit. The newest and best vessel may have all the latest specifications, but without the right staff it will fail. In every single one of his roles, Mr Turner has always developed and surrounded himself with the best teams possible, and success quickly followed suite. Every business owner, manager, or CEO must understand what Mr Turner has lived his life by; you cannot do it all by yourself, and understand the strengths and weaknesses of those around you to maximise the chance of success.
A truly outstanding example of what leadership looks like, Mr Turner is a rare breed in the executive world. As Tapiit continues to grow exponentially and set industry benchmarks for what maritime training could, and should be, Mr Turner is an exciting figure in the development of exciting, ground-breaking technologies and simple solutions.
For further information, please contact Richard Turner at www.tapiit.com