Our founder David Gavan is a British citizen born in Manchester in 1947 and married to Italian wife Giovanna whose three adult children are Lisa, Linda and Maurice.
The latter two also working in our company while Lisa decided to go for a career with a major oil company.
After having been employed for 14 years (1971-1984) in a local Shipping Agency where he started his shipping career as a Water Clerk, David decided in 1984, with two former colleagues that it was time to establish their own company.
This venture lasted until 1992 when David decided that he needed to move on and go alone to form his present company which carries his family name.
David was in his early years fortunate enough to have hands on experience starting from the lowest “rung in the ladder” as a Water Clerk but soon to be preparing Disbursements accounts, Time sheets and post fixture Work. It wasn’t long before he got involved in the chartering of Livestock Carriers, Reefer chartering and subsequently Dry Cargo chartering.
David’s next move was to enter the world of Sale & Purchase negotiating the purchase of tonnage for his employer at the time. This was to be followed by the introduction to the Towage and Offshore industries where he and his staff concentrate their efforts to this day.
"Gavan & Sons" in brief is now an internationally acknowledged and well established broking house dedicated to the Offshore and Sale Purchase industries with particular emphasis to the contracting of second hand tonnage and newbuildings.