Building a marine business: Leonie and Felicity

Now in its 11th year, Vision Environment began operating in 2008 when directors Leonie Andersen and Felicity Melville left their “comfortable, secure jobs at CQUniversity”, as they describe them, to start a marine monitoring business servicing the resources industry. Three months later, the global financial crisis hit.

Thanks to a few long-term contracts and a lot of perseverance, they managed to survive their first year in business. By the time renewals and their second year rolled around, some new projects were coming through the pipeline. They were officially up and running.

As we celebrate World Maritime Day 2019, with its theme of empowering women in the maritime community, it seems apt to ask Leonie and Felicity to share a few secrets to their success.

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