“I was overwhelmed by IMET’s support…’

Like most organisations do for their teams, we want everyone who works at IMET to enjoy a healthy work-life balance. Work is important, but it should never be all-consuming. So we encourage our team to pursue their outside interests and help wherever we can.

Euan Hurter, our engineering and technology manager, is a lifelong sailor. His skill and dedication to his sport (being on and in the water during freezing wintry Yorkshire weather takes some grit) mean he’s now competing at a world-class level.

We’re proud to sponsor Euan in his Musto Skiff, a boat Euan tells us is:

‘…a high-performance one-design single-handed dinghy (in lay speak, it’s fast, difficult to sail, and all the boats are identical).’

This year Euan is competing across Europe in national and international races. He aims to finish in the top five at the world championships, the top three at the UK national championships, and win the Scottish and Northern Musto Skiff Traveller series. With a win in April in Yorkshire, Euan’s campaign has got off to a cracking start, and the whole IMET team will continue to cheer him on.

Of IMET’s support, Euan says:

‘After discussing my 2022 sailing plans with the IMET team, I was overwhelmed by the support they so readily offered to help realise my sailing, from both a work and personal perspective. From my boss providing the needed flexibility and financial support to colleagues helping with gym regimes and mentorship to maximise the quality of my training and preparation, it’s all testament to IMET’s commitment to deliver excellence in every situation.

With the support from IMET, this is the most motivated and excited I have ever been for a sailing season. I remember when joining IMET, they said having a good work/life balance was a necessity – they weren’t joking!’

You can read more about Euan’s recent competitions here and here. The reports are so entertaining we’re all thinking of taking up sailing now.

4th at the Europeans in Mallorca

1st at a Scottish and Northern Traveller Event

2nd at the 2022 Ullswater Daffodil Regatta