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Decision to remove red diesel subsidy “disappointing”, says British Marine

12 Mar 2020

Yesterday, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, the Rt Hon Rishi Sunak MP, delivered his first Budget setting out the Government’s fiscal priorities.

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British Marine Spring Expo 2020 closes with the vision of a thriving industry delivering amazing on water experiences for everyone

13 Feb 2020

The British Marine Spring Expo 2020 drew to a close last week (5 February) having invigorated the UK industry with an ambitious vision of the future and delivered the valuable platform for learning, networking and business to kick start it into reality.

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Political uncertainty hasn’t held back the UK marine industry, with exports soaring above national average growth

11 Feb 2020

New figures released today by British Marine (the trade association for the leisure, superyacht and small commercial marine industry) reveal how the marine sector’s export growth has outperformed the national average since the previous year. The sector’s export growth has outpaced the national average, hitting the £1.5bn mark in 2018/19.

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British Marine launches an ambitious vision for the industry

04 Feb 2020

Following the announcement of its first ever National Agenda, British Marine has today (4 February 2020) launched an ambitious plan to drive its vision of a thriving industry delivering amazing on water experience for everyone.

Ocean village

British Marine team to relocate head office by Spring 2020

12 Dec 2019

As a member-driven organisation and as part of our ongoing drive to deliver the best value for our members, the senior management team and board of directors of British Marine have reviewed extensively all aspects of our operation. This is in order to achieve our 2025 strategic plan aspirations of developing the British marine industry by driving improvements in product and service quality, marine careers, training, government representation and overall consumer participation in UK boating.

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Registration open for eagerly awaited British Marine Spring Expo 2020

11 Dec 2019

Registration for 2020’s British Marine Spring Expo is now open, including a host of free and paid for events. Delegates can secure their place online at britishmarine.co.uk/bmexpo.

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British success at METSTRADE 2019

25 Nov 2019

Last week brought success for Britain’s thriving marine equipment sector with UK companies picking up a string of accolades and revelling in a flourish of business opportunities at the world’s largest trade marine equipment exhibition, METSTRADE 2019.

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Wins for Spirit and Princess at IBI-METSTRADE Boat Builder Awards 2019

21 Nov 2019

British Marine members, Spirit Yachts and Princess Yachts, had a fantastic night at the IBI-METSTRADE Boat Builder Awards 2019, which took place on Tuesday (19 November) at the National Maritime Museum in Amsterdam.

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British excellence shines at DAME Design Awards 2019

20 Nov 2019

Winners of the prestigious DAME Design Awards 2019 were announced yesterday (19 November 2019) with British designed and manufactured products receiving a third of the accolades presented. At the leading global design competition for new marine equipment and accessories, creativity from UK companies beat off stiff competition with revolutionary design and ingenuity.

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UK products account for a third of DAME Design Award 2019 nominations

29 Oct 2019

Nominations for the prestigious DAME Design Award 2019 have been announced with UK products making up a third (19) of the 59 selected entries, showing that British innovation and engineering continues to be at the forefront of the global industry.