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  • 26/03/2015
    Rockley takes on its first apprentice
    During the recent National Apprenticeship Week, BMF member and Poole-based watersports training facility, Rockley appointed its first-ever marine apprentice.
  • 26/03/2015
    Hotel Boats honour Caen Hill Lock Keepers with top APCO award
    The Hotel Boat section of the Association of Pleasure Craft Operators (APCO) has awarded their prestigious Lock Keeper of the Year award for 2014 to Bob Preston and the Canal & River Trust lock keeping team at Caen Hill Locks on the Kennet & Avon Canal.
  • 26/03/2015
    Apprenticeship support available
    Are you interested in taking on an advanced apprentice but lack the funding?
  • 26/03/2015
    Entries now open for 2015's BMF Awards
    Last year the BMF launched two new awards to recognise excellence in BMF members and it is pleased to confirm that it will be running these again for 2015.
  • 26/03/2015
    Make sure you have your say on business rates
    The BMF’s Manifesto, published in January, makes a priority call to the Government to urgently review business rates, as the current system is 30 years old and has lost the support of the business community. Many members have reported to us that the system is complicated and unresponsive to changes in economic conditions and is rapidly becoming unaffordable for those paying the full rate, which is stifling growth and job creation.
  • 26/03/2015
    Few places available - BMET Electrical and Marine Electronics Installer
    Improve your skills and get qualified, by attending one of these courses covering marine electrics and electronics.
  • 26/03/2015
    Extra date for RCD Awareness training
    The previously announced dates for the free RCD Awareness training for CBA members are now fully booked, however due to its popularity the BMF has added an additional course date on Monday 11 May in Hatton.
  • 26/03/2015
    Thinking of diversifying into wave energy?
    Wave Energy Scotland (WES), part of the Highlands & Islands Executive, is offering a share of a £7m innovation call for the development of technology that can accelerate the progress of Power Take-Off (PTO) systems in the wave energy industry.
  • 24/03/2015
    Hotel Boats honour Caen Hill Lock Keepers with top APCO award
    The Hotel Boat section of the Association of Pleasure Craft Operators (APCO) has awarded their prestigious Lock Keeper of the Year award for 2014 to Bob Preston and the Canal & River Trust lock keeping team at Caen Hill Locks on the Kennet & Avon Canal.
  • 23/03/2015
    Boat ownership, female participation and canoeing all on the rise according to latest watersports findings
    According to new research released today (23 March 2015), 3.5m UK adults participated in one or more of 12 boating activities1 in 2014. This remains at a similar level to 2013 at 7.1% of the total adult population in the UK.