Business Support

British Marine signposts support, advice and guidance available to marine businesses.Business Support

There are various sources of Training and Funding in your local area. The International Team and The Department for International Trade (DIT) work very closely to bring you not only financial support but also an extensive knowledge base including accessing new markets, exports laws and legislation.

Many agencies are able to provide business support whether you are considering lean manufacturing, need advice on HR procedures, or help with any of the tasks undertaken to run a business.

Business Support Benefits
2017 Marina Conference

The bi-annual Marina Conference for marina professionals

Advanced Marina Management School

The AMM course has been designed as a pathway towards Certified Marina Manager (CMM) and Certified Marina Professional (CMP) Certification.

Apprentice Mentoring Workshop

British Marine with support of the Solent Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) are offering two workshops (one full day followed by a one half day) for those people who have an active role in mentoring apprentices.

Become a Committee Member

Each Association under British Marine is run by a Committee made up of individual members.

BMET Electrical

The Marine Electronics Installer Program (MEI), established in 2004, is to encourage a high level of professional expertise in entry-level and mid-level technicians and to lead them to further develop their skills.

Boat Safety Scheme

The Boat Safety Scheme, or BSS, is a public safety initiative owned by the Canal & River Trust and the Environment Agency. Its purpose is to help minimise the risk of boat fires, explosions, or pollution harming visitors to the inland waterways, the waterways' workforce and any other users.

Boat Show Benefits for Members

Along with the boat show discount available to British Marine members, we have additional benefits for members to take advantage of at the shows;

Boat Show Discounts

British Marine members are entitled to receive discount off their stand space at our Shows

British Marine mediation scheme for members

Mediation is a form of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) and can be a time and cost efficient process for resolving disputes. British Marine has set up a mediation scheme to enable the easy resolution of disputes within the marine industry.

Commercial Vessels on Inland Waterways and Domestic Waters

Commercial Vessels on Inland Waterways and Domestic Waters

Commercial Vessels Operating at Sea

Read about the Rules and Regulations applicable to Offshore commercial craft

Committees

Each Association under British Marine is run by a Committee made up of individual members.

Communicating with Members - British Marine

British Marine endeavours to ensure that its members benefit from up-to-date information on services, developments, consultations, grants opportunities, technical, legal and tax changes and Boat Shows, to name just some of the many areas covered.

Corporate Foreign Currency Exchange

If your business is regularly working with foreign currency then you could make a significant saving through this service, provided in partnership with Foenix Partners.

Crisis Management

An important service British Marine provides is Crisis Management support, there is standard documentation and templates available to help with Crisis Management advance planning too.

Discounts and Savings

British Marine offer members a number of discounts and savings. Find out what discounts and savings are available.

Environment

British Marine’s Environment & Boating Facilities service offers the best environment and planning advice to the trade.

Exporting

A guide to export for growth from British Marine in association with UKTI

FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions of the British Marine Legal Services team

Floating Leisure Articles

Legislation applicable to Floating Leisure Articles - towing articles, climbing articles, small tenders below 2.5m

Floating Leisure Articles Legislation - Floating Leisure Articles placed on the market within the European Union

As a benefit to British Marine members, this report details Floating Leisure Articles placed on the market within the European Union

Funding

We fund members with training grants to encourage continuous staff development, plus we are continually monitoring and signposting sources of funding which are readily available from Government departments including LEPs, MAS and Innovate UK.

Headline Statistics and Infographics

Headline statistics on the UK leisure, superyacht and small commercial marine industry

Health and Safety

Health & Safety is a vital aspect of running a modern business, British Marine offers Health & Safety guidance.

Hotel Boats

Hotel Boats

ICOMIA and the IMO

British Marine is a member of the International Council of Marine Industry Associations (ICOMIA), which holds a consultative seat at the International Maritime Organization (IMO). ICOMIA has a representative who attends IMO meetings on our behalf and reports on issues which will potentially affect the leisure, superyacht and small commercial marine industries.

Inland Hire Boats

Inland Hire Boats

Intermediate Marina Managers Course - Dubai

This four-day course is designed to provide marina personnel in a leadership position with fast-track training in the critical issues in marinas.

Intermediate Marina Managers Course UK

This four-day course is designed to provide marina personnel in a leadership position with fast-track training in the critical issues in marinas.

International Shows

British Marine create and facilitate attendance at numerous oversea marine shows and events for its members. The International Development team are constantly monitoring target countries and emerging markets for business opportunities and the potential in assisting and supporting our members in exhibiting overseas.

International Standards Development - British Marine

ISO publishes standards on a vast range of subjects, including small craft (under 24m by ISO/TC188) and large yachts (over 24m by ISO/TC8/SC12). British Marine represents the marine industry at each of these standards committees and the many working groups that fall under the control of the principal committees.

Key Performance Indicators - England Regions Infographics

These industry infographics combine findings from across British Marine's industry economic, social and consumer market research to demonstrate the size, value and economic impact of the leisure marine economy in the UK's various English regions (based on former Regional Development Agency geographies). These infographics cover the South West, South East, Greater London, East of England, West Midlands , East Midlands, North West, Yorkshire and the North East. They provide topline statistics on the number of marine enterprises, their turnover, gross valued added contribution, taxation, full-time equivalent employment, average employee earnings, as well as boat ownership and participation.

Key Performance Indicators - Marine Industry Sector Infographics

These industry infographics combine findings from across British Marine's industry economic, social and consumer market research to demonstrate the size, value and economic impact of the leisure marine economy across the industry's varied sectors. These infographics cover: Boat Manufacturing; Engines & Equipment Manufacturing; Boat Wholesale & Retail; Engines & Equipment Wholesale & Retail; Marinas & Moorings; Boat Repair & Servicing; Hire, Holidays & Training; and Consumer & Business Services. They provide topline statistics on the number of marine enterprises, their turnover, gross valued added contribution, taxation, full-time equivalent employment, average employee earnings and international trade (where applicable).

Key Performance Indicators - UK National and Devolved Regions Infographics

These industry infographics combine findings from across British Marine's industry economic, social and consumer market research to demonstrate the size, value and economic impact of the leisure marine economy in the UK's constituent countries and devolved administrations. These infographics cover England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland and provide topline statistics on the number of marine enterprises, their turnover, gross valued added contribution, taxation, full-time equivalent employment, average employee earnings, as well as boat ownership and participation.

Key Performance Indicators and Industry Trends Research

British Marine’s Key Performance Indicators for the Leisure, Superyacht & Small Commercial Marine Industry report is a biennial report that uses aggregated data shared by our members, combined with internal knowledge of non-members involved in the marine industry, to provide a robust economic audit of the industry.

Knowledge Centre

The British Marine Knowledge centre comprises of useful articles and information to help its members in the Marine industry concerning Technical Issues, Legal and Finance, Environmental and Facilities Issues, Training, Statistics and Market Research, International Development, Marketing, External Relations and Business Support.

Latest Technical News

Latest Technical News from the British Marine Technical Team as a benefit to their members. British Marine members are able to comment on current industry consultations. British Marine members come from around 4,200 businesses in today's UK leisure, superyacht and small commercial marine markets.

Legal Services and VAT

British Marine do all they can to support their Members with a range of Business Support Benefits and Services, these are delivered by our Commercial Partners and by working with other Members who offer relevant services.

Manufacturers Identity Code - MIC

One of the requirements of the Recreational Craft Directive (RCD) is that every CE-marked boat has a unique identity number that can be used to identify the country of origin, the builder and year of build of the boat.

Marina Operatives Course

The Marina Operatives Course is a modular programme, specifically designed with the requirements of a modern marina in mind. It will enable your staff members to train in all areas of the business whilst on-the-job.

Marina Training

British Marine provide a range of training services and personal development for the marina sector

Marine Consent Hotline

Find out about British Marine's FREE Marine Consents Hotline..

Marine Electronics Installer

The Marine Electronics Installer Program (MEI), established in 2004, is to encourage a high level of professional expertise in entry-level and mid-level technicians and to lead them to further develop their skills.

Mediation Information

Mediation is a process for resolving disputes. In mediation, parties are helped by an independent third party, the mediator, to reach an agreement with which they are happy and resolve their dispute. A good mediator is a skilled, experienced and imaginative problem solver who will be very much involved in the process of reaching a solution.

Member Directory

There are a number of British Marine member law firms, financial and commercial advisors that can help you. British Marine is the membership organisation for the leisure, superyacht and small commercial marine industry.

Mercedes Affinity

Through the Mercedes-Benz Affinity scheme, British Marine members can enjoy all the benefits of the latest models for less than you expected.

Offers of the Month

Through the Mercedes-Benz Affinity scheme, British Marine members can enjoy all the benefits of the latest models for less than you expected.

Personal Development

British Marine has developed personal development accreditations to benchmark individuals within the industry to meet rigorous industry standards promoting professionalism and standardisation.

Planning Hotline

Providing a range of advice relating to planning applications, planning enforcement action and Local Plan development proposals for British Marine members.

R and D Tax Credits

Research and Development Tax Credits are an extremely beneficial tax relief available to UK businesses seeking to improve their products or production processes through an advance in science or technology. British Marine members get free advice and support through their package of member benefits.

RCD Awareness

Designed to increase and expand your knowledge of how to meet the requirements of the RCD, and assist your ability to comply to this important directive.

Recreational Craft Directive

The Recreational Craft Directive (RCD) is a trade-enabling European New Approach Directive which sets minimum requirements of a boat which guarantee its suitability for sale and use within the European Union.

Selling Skills for the Marine Industry

Whatever your background, if your job involves selling, then the 'Selling Skills for the Marine Industry' will help you maximise your effectiveness in this crucial area.

Social Media

British Marine is pleased to offer a full day of Social Media training in August. The day will be split into two sessions and delegates can either attend the morning or afternoon session or they can attend both.

Supporting the Industry

Find out how British Marine supports the UK marine industry. British Marine members are able to comment on current industry consultations. British Marine members come from around 4,200 businesses in today's UK leisure, superyacht and small commercial marine markets. The turnover of those markets is worth £2.855 billion. Register to find out the latest news from the leisure marine industry.

Technical Library

Useful links to publications, reports and other essential industry information.

Technical Reports

British Marine providing industry guidance with the Technical Report, including manufacturing and environment updates.

Technical Support

As the membership organisation for the leisure, superyacht and small commercial Marine Industry, British Marine knows how important it is to get the details right, first time.

Template Contracts

We have developed standard template agreements to be used in the course of running your business.

The Green Blue

This is British Marine’s flagship environmental outreach programme, developed with our partners the RYA. British Marine members can take advantage of Loads of free support. Take a look!

The Law Relating to Brokerage and Boat Retailers

Brokers and boat retailers typically have responsibility for ensuring that the legal framework surrounding the sale and purchase of small craft is fit for purpose and for conducting the transaction successfully within this framework.

The UK Marine Labour Market

The leisure marine industry has experienced challenging times following the wake of the global financial crisis and the subsequent recessions and slow and patchy recovery of the UK economy.

Time Expired Pyrotechnic Disposal Service

Find out about British Marine's Time Expired Pyrotechnic (TEP) Disposal service for Members

Training Courses

British Marine training is passionate about the development and progression of the UK marine industry. From career prospects to recruitment to training grants and training courses, we are here to assist and advise.

UK Navigation Authorities

UK Navigation Authorities

Value Added Tax

British Marine offer their members a free tax advice service through our dedicated British Marine VAT specialist at PKF Francis Clark.

VAT for Brokers

This workshop is designed to go into detailed up to date information on VAT issues that brokers face and includes the latest updates and legislation covering this important area.

VisitEngland Passenger Boat Quality Scheme

The VisitEngland Passenger Boat Quality Award Scheme is voluntary and consists of a comprehensive but fair assessment of all the customer facing aspects of your business. A successful application will entitle you to display the VE Rosette branding on your marketing material and your vessel(s).

Welcome Afloat

A Welcome to Excellence programme for the Boating Sector

Working with Members - British Marine

British Marine specialises in supporting individual member marine businesses with local councils, regulators, navigation authorities and regulators.

Working with other organisations

British Marine is a member of several important business groups, that each bring together organisations from right across the UK to create a stronger voice to engage Government, regulators and Parliament for support and change. Our memberships include the Confederation of British Industries (CBI), Maritime UK, the Tourism Alliance and the Seabed User Development Group (SUDG).

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