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Outstanding professionals gain Certified Marina Manager and Certified Marina Professional accreditations

Published on: 12 December 2019

Bruno Santori

Bruno Santori, CMM

Resulting in the recent Advance Marina Manager (AMM) courses from the past few months, the following people have been awarded the internationally recognised Certified Marina Manager (CMM) or Certified Marina Professional (CMP) accreditation by the Global Marina Institute (GMI) as recognition for their outstanding professionalism within the marina industry:

  • Mark Pearce CMM, Marina Manager, Harleyford Estate Ltd.
  • Dan Reading CMP, Head of Sustainability, World Sailing.
  • Bruno Santori CMM, General Manager, Marina De Pescara.
  • Roddy Blair CMM, Marina Manager, Porto Montenegro.
  • Maarten Desloovere CMM, Marina Manager, VYNieuwpoort.
  • Burak Ardahan CMM, Marina Manager, Ecesaray Marina & Resort.

Upon receiving their accreditations, the individuals commented:

Mark Pearce, CMM:

Mark Pearce

“I am very pleased to have achieved this accreditation and to join a select group of Marina professionals. I am very lucky to enjoy my work, which is also a hobby and I look forward to ensuring boaters enjoy their time at Harleyford and the River Thames. 

“Even though we are a small marina on the Thames, in comparison with many of my CMM colleagues’ marinas, the issues of running the operations are all the same and we must strive to ensure our clients leave with a smile on their face, looking forwards to their next visit.”

Dan Reading, CMP:

Dan Reading CMP photo

“My role at World Sailing takes me to many sailing destinations around the World and as the overarching governing body of the sport we have a membership that includes 145 countries and 115 class associations.

“There are many interactions with marinas, primarily for events but also, we are increasingly creating advice for the numerous yacht clubs who also operate their own marinas.

“Our ambition is to grow the sport in a sustainable way and this requires working with all parts of the sector including built infrastructure.

“Having worked with hundreds of marinas over the last decade on environmental issues I’m delighted to achieve Certified Marina Professional status. This is an internationally recognised qualification that demonstrates experience in the sector which is valuable when being introduced to new operators.

“I look forward to continuing my work with the marina sector and sharing my experiences with colleagues and friends in the industry.”

Bruno Santori, CMM:

Bruno Santori

“I have always recognised the main role of training in every profession, so when I had the chance to attend the Advanced Marina Manager course, I was sure that this would have been a main step in my career path. Thanks to the GMI and British Marine, I’ve been able to meet other Marina managers, learn different points of view and face new and unprecedented approaches to the business. Therefore, CMM accreditation comes not as final goal but as an incentive to continuously work and improve my skills and knowledges, certainly helped by the network of marina professionals I am now proudly part of.”


Roddy Blair, CMM:

Roddy

“I attended the 2014 AMM course in Istanbul with a view to completing the CMM certificate. The course was an excellent overview of the international best practice in marina management. The course content and opportunity to meet other like-minded industry professionals gave a fantastic insight into the industry and the day-to-day workings of different marinas. Completing the course gave me the confidence and credibility to apply for marina management roles and continue to develop my career within the industry. The CMM pathway helps to build on the inclusive culture which exists within the industry and creates a platform not only for training but for the sharing of ideas and building of relationships.”

Maarten Desloovere, CMM:

Maarten Desloovere

“When I came into the industry it was as participant of my hobby, the further I grew in the maritime world I started to discover the business side, which is a challenging world who can take a big advantage of innovations. The way I try to run the business is to say ‘yes’ to the customer with respect for our marina and to be aware of the environmental impact we all have.
“To be certified as a Marine Manager is something to be proud of. The way to achieve this accreditation is something everyone in the business should do. Not only to get the knowledge in the courses, also to gain new insights by visiting colleagues and the most important, to learn to know each other and get good contacts.”

Burak Ardahan, CMM:

Burak Ardahan

“Thanks to the GMI and British Marine, I’ve been able to meet other Marina Managers, learn different points of view and face new and unprecedented approaches to the business. Therefore, CMM accreditation comes not as final goal but as an incentive to continuously work and improve my skills and knowledge, certainly helped by the network of marina professionals I am now proudly part of.”

Blue Davies, Head of Training at British Marine and GMI Board Member commented: “Congratulations to all our new certified Marina Professionals for their CMM & CMP accreditation.

“Just a reminder to those Marina Managers looking to get certified that new rules on applying for CMM and CMP accreditation will come into force from 1 January 2020.

“Part of the detail is as follows; you will have two years from the date of receiving your AMM certificate to submit your application or If you have already gone over that time frame, you have until 3 December 2019 to submit your application.

“During 2020 we will be running Intermediate and Advanced Marina Managers courses. Please let me know of any interest by emailing ADavies@britishmarine.co.uk