For more than 100 years British Marine’s most important role has been to represent its members and the UK marine industry.
British Marine exists to promote, support and protect the UK's leisure, small commercial and superyacht industry to key audiences. This is achieved through a number of marketing campaigns, both to promote members and also to encourage the public to enjoy boating and watersports activities. It is also achieved through British Marine effectively highlighting the marine industry to the highest levels of Government.
All of this work relies on one thing - You, the member. Without your involvement and guidance we cannot make these strong cases and get your business and your industry the outcomes or recognition you need or deserve. Further details on the current campaigns we are working on are available in this section. We welcome your involvement, so if you have any comments or if you would like to get involved, do not hesitate to contact a member of the team.
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British Marine works with policy makers in Government, Parliament, Regulators and other national marine trade associations to ensure legislation is appropriate and cost effective for the UK's marine industry. This work is supported through a range of activities, including Parliamentary receptions in the House of Commons; MP visits to member companies; VIP tours at Boat Shows; and engagement with Government and Parliamentary consultations.
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British Marine works with a number of marine and national industry partners to develop and deliver policy which meets the needs of the membership, the wider marine industry and UK businesses as a whole. Together, we deliver stronger representation for UK businesses. This work also provides the opportunity for British Marine members to get involved with other sectors.
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The British Marine brand is a key membership benefit. It signifies confidence to the boating public and demonstrates that members have been through a series of quality checks. British Marine invests significant resource to promoting the brand and members through its Look for the Logo campaign.
In addition, British Marine works to promote boating to new audiences through its On The Water project and there are ways that members can get involved by providing content, showcasing their businesses and offering the occasional prize.
British Marine uses its contacts to raise the profile of the industry and secure coverage in the boating, lifestyle and national press, which ensures boating and the industry are seen in a positive light. Members are always the focus, which demonstrates the real value of membership.