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Job Role: Commercial Director

Dean joined British Marine in 2018. Prior to this, Dean enjoyed a career with MDL Marinas Group PLC initially recruited to launch a new marina in Chatham Maritime and then moving on to become Head of Marketing, Operations and Marketing Director and latterly Commercial Director. Dean was responsible for delivering the group marketing and brand strategy and the overall management and performance of the marinas, including product development, human resources management, cultural performance, board relations, group and subsidiary company strategies, partnership building and policy development and implementation.

At British Marine, Dean is responsible for developing and delivering the associations strategy and for identifying commercial opportunities. This includes developing events like the Southampton International Boat Show, creating strategic partnerships, collaborations, sponsorship and refining the membership offering.

In his spare time, Dean enjoys spending time with his family, sailing, skiing, motorsports and walking his dogs.

Dean Smith