Incentive to employ a 'Green' veteran - click here and scroll to 'From Duty to Deck'


By Sea  |  By Land

We specialise in placing outstanding professionals by selecting our candidates
from an elite pool of those who have served in the British Armed Forces.

Our trusted recruitment service delivers excellence via a premium, discrete, and personal approach.

Utilise our knowledge, experience and understanding of the superyacht industry and private staff arena in support of your sea and land based appointments.

Man offering to shake hands on a deal


We are a discrete, considered and committed recruitment agency.

We provide a bespoke personal service and build one to one relationships with our clients and candidates.

We excel at bringing together our client’s and candidate’s objectives and deliver successful results for all.

Our candidates are drawn from recommendations, our trusted network and refined database.

Privacy and confidentially will always be at the core of the service we provide.

Man offering to shake hands on a deal


We believe in quality not quantity.

We are considered about our approach, making confident and informed selections, only presenting suitable candidates.

We interview and screen our candidates, forming strong relationships with them, explaining roles in full to ensure they suit their objectives which helps to achieve longevity within a new appointment.

Through trust, respect and partnership between all parties, we achieve highly successful and long lasting outcomes.


Our former military candidates have held accountable operational responsibility, are experienced in working under pressure and challenging situations within varying environments worldwide.


Our candidates carry multiple transferable skills which are highly regarded by our clients across crew and private staff appointments.

  • Distinguished service records
  • Disciplined, professional and dedicated
  • Possess an innate sense of duty, discretion, and leadership
  • Adaptable and come armed with a good sense of humour



  • Skilled Royal Marines Landing Craft Coxswain to drive chase boats and tenders
  • Royal Naval technical engineers to manage AV/IT requirements
  • Former Special Forces Operator to manage the security of private estates
  • Gurkhas who will deliver security reassurance for yachts and households
  • Tri-Service Medics with operational experience to provide clinical care
  • Military divers with technical expertise to provide safety to dive operations
  • Military professionals with senior management experience in support of family offices
  • Ministry of Defence advanced drivers and close protection operators to caretake family safety

A key focus for us is our social responsibility.


Through their actions they make a significant contribution and difference to the lives of those they touch and by engaging with us, you will too.

The Royal Marines Charity works with Royal Marines who face medical discharge from the service and who are seeking a new and second career whilst dealing with the consequences of their injury.

“I am delighted to be able to suggest Insignia Crew’s recruitment services where I think their experience and contacts might result in a new and exciting career for those leaving the service with an affinity for a life on the water, and can personally vouch for their care, ethics and professionalism in my dealings with them to date.”

[Katharine Callus – Career and Resourcing Business Partner]


A fantastic charity who use sail training to support Armed Forces personnel and their families affected by military operations.

“It is very clear from first meeting Andrew and his ongoing efforts that he is completely committed and passionate about creating opportunities for veterans.  Having such an individual advocating so fervently on the behalf of them is generating hugely positive experiences and outcomes.   The impact is quite profound and we are excited about the ongoing partnership with Insignia Crew.”

[Shaun Pascoe – Founder CEO]

  • We are proud signatories to the Armed Forces Covenant.
    - Andrew Holme, Managing Director -

The Armed Forces Covenant

We, Insignia Crew, commit to honour the Armed Forces Covenant and support the Armed Forces Community.

We recognise the value Serving Personnel (Regular & Reserve), Cadets, Veterans, and military families contribute to our business and our country.



Insignia win Silver Defence Employer Recognition Award demonstrating commitment to the Armed Forces Covenant