Meet the Team
Nick Tudor - Director
Nick joined Turks in 2008 selling tickets on the riverbank whilst still at uni, and after a few years gaining experience elsewhere has remained at Turks ever since. Nick moved up through the ranks as crew, Bars Manager, General Manager and gained his Boatmaster's licence. Nick is committed to ensuring the 300-year-old Turk Launches continues to deliver memorable experiences to the community.
Alex Cridge - Events Director
Alex has been in charge of events here since 2018 and in 2022 became a Director with the company. He loves events and takes pride in delivering the highest level of customer service and experience. A committed runner Alex recently ran the London Marathon raising money for the RNLI.
Jawad Abdul Ghani - Captain
One of our Two recent Apprentices to become a Skipper. Jawad is now working towards gaining his national Boatmaster Licence. Starting with limited previous experience Jawad has discovered a natural talent for boating!
Paul Lorimer - Head of Training
Another product of Turks training Paul joined Turks in 2009 before gaining his Boatmaster licence. He then spent 9 years as a Captain in London before coming back to Turks in 2022. Dedicated to training the next generation of Boatmasters on the Thames.
Josh Smith - Captain
Another one of our rising stars. Josh already has several years of experience on the river making him a much valued member of the team. A keen first aider Josh is also a Scout Leader in his spare time. Josh achieved his local Boatmaster's licence in 2023 alongside Jawad and is also working towards his national licence.
John Osborne - Captain
"Johnny-O" The font of all knowledge. John has been a Captain at Turks for 40 years, mostly seen on the New Southern Belle with a cheeky grin and a wave. Enjoys putting the new crew through their paces.