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lesley robinsonDisrupted times offer great opportunity, provided you are prepared and bold enough to drive the agenda. This is why we have embraced an ambitious and exciting vision – a thriving industry delivering amazing on water experiences for everyone. It summarises our realistic ambition for British Marine’s members out to 2025 and beyond.

To drive that vision into reality, British Marine has created its first National Agenda. It is an achievable and measurable plan that has been carefully crafted by our executive team in close collaboration
with elected member representatives.

We promise that:

  • The National Agenda is an assertive plan that is being implemented now and against which we will regularly measure, report and update.
  • British Marine’s deep skills and resources will be directed towards areas of most impact for members.
  • Members will be placed front and centre of all British Marine activities with service that is personalised to needs, easily accessible and always available.
  • Quality will pervade everything we do, to provide the best membership experiences and influence the raising of standards across the whole industry.

Summarising, our Mission is to deliver outstanding services, representation and products to promote the sustainable success of our members.

This National Agenda is a clear declaration of British Marine’s determination to play a significant and measurable role in supporting you, our members. I commend it to you as our pole star for a bright
future and look forward to your input and engagement in coming months.

Lesley Robinson

CEO, British Marine

Download our full National Agenda here


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Is your business in the small commercial sector? Don’t miss out on key guidance from British Marine and the MCA next week at British Marine Spring Expo

30 Jan 2020

Next week at British Marine Spring Expo, British Marine will be running a Small Commercial Seminar with the Maritime and Coastguard (MCA) to highlight major changes for the sector.


CRT Council Elections – Nominate your Boating Business Representative!

30 Jan 2020

General News

The Canal & River Trust is running elections for several posts on its National Council. British Marine is delighted to see a number of its members standing to represent business boating and would encourage other members to vote to ensure the industry’s interests are well represented on the Council.


The latest standards for the Recreational Craft Directive

30 Jan 2020

General News

Two new standards have just been published in the Official Journal of the European Union, which now means that they can be used to give a presumption of conformity with the Recreational Craft Directive (RCD).


Sun newspaper opportunity for National Apprenticeship Week

30 Jan 2020

General News

The Sun newspaper is looking for apprenticeship vacancies to promote in their National Apprenticeship Week (NAW) feature next week. These vacancies must be live in February.


Brexit: What happens after Friday 31 January?

30 Jan 2020

Members following the Brexit negotiations will know that the UK is set to leave the European Union (EU) this Friday 31 January 2020. The UK will then enter a transition period in which it will continue to participate as if it were a member state. During this time, our relationship with the EU will remain the same as it is now and continue along the lines of business as usual.

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Remembering John Pleace

30 Jan 2020

British Marine was sad to hear the of John Pleace who sadly passed away on the 24 January after a short illness.

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CSS Platinum confirmed as the latest speaker at the 2020 Superyacht UK Technical Seminar

30 Jan 2020

The last speaker for the hotly anticipated Superyacht UK Technical Seminar can now be revealed as CSS Platinum with a talk on cybersecurity and how this affects the yachts International Safety Management (ISM) code.

Professor Graham Baldwin, Chair of the Maritime Skills Commission

Third-generation mariner appointed Chair of Maritime Skills Commission

30 Jan 2020

General News

A third-generation mariner has been appointed Chair of the Maritime Skills Commission. The appointment was announced by Maritime Minister, Nusrat Ghani, during her visit to the Port of Tilbury last week.

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Industry Best Practice Guide – How does it apply to your operation? Find out at British Marine Spring Expo!

30 Jan 2020

General News

The Industry Specialist Consulting group (ISCG) recently created and published the Industry Best Practise (IBP) guidance, the IBP has been created in collaboration with seven UK water undertakers, along with other stakeholders, to provide guidance to marine water users who operate in regions covered by the water undertakers listed in the IBP guidance.

Women in sailing

Women in sailing announced as hot new topic for next week’s British Marine Spring Expo

28 Jan 2020

At next week’s Expo, British Marine, alongside its new Access to Boating Association, will be hosting a revolutionary participation seminar with leading charity, The Magenta Project, and Sunsail Worldwide Sailing. It will feature the unveiling of a ground-breaking initiative to increase the participation of women in sailing.