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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



The Marine Management Organisation launch public consultation on Regional and National Marine Plans

16 Jan 2020

General News

The draft Marine Plans for all UK regions have now been made available for consultation and comment. The five regional Marine Plans which collectively make up the Government National Marine Plans and Strategy for the next 25 years are now available for comments by the public, this includes British Marine members.


Attention exporters: Government make amendments to consolidated list of strategic military and dual-use items

16 Jan 2020

General News

The Department for International Trade (DIT) has recently amended and republished its consolidated list of strategic military and duel-use items that require export authorisation.


Take part: Thames Valley and London Boat Show

16 Jan 2020

Following a successful 2019 Show, details for 2020’s Thames Valley and London Boat Show are now confirmed.


Member products wanted for British Marine’s new office

16 Jan 2020

General News

Announced recently, British Marine is relocating from Egham to Southampton in spring 2020 and as we’ll have to buy several smaller items for the office, we thought we’d reach out to our members to see if you would like to be one of the suppliers.

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Sign up: Latin America and the Caribbean UK Roadshow

16 Jan 2020

General News

Want to get the latest on the business environment and export opportunities in Latin America and the Caribbean (LatAC)? Are you an experienced exporter thinking of expanding to a region full of vibrant and lucrative markets?

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Call out: Apprenticeship case study for National Apprenticeship Week

16 Jan 2020

General News

In preparation for National Apprenticeship Week, taking place next month (3 - 7 February 2020), British Marine is looking to collate some inspiring media case studies to help encourage more young people to pursue apprenticeships in the marine industry.

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Motorsports to Marine

16 Jan 2020

General News

Last week British Marine sent a delegation to the Motorsports Industry Association (MIA) Energy-Efficient Motorsport Conference to discuss opportunities for collaboration.

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Launch of long awaited Hire Boat Code consultation

18 Dec 2019

General News

British Marine, alongside the Association of Inland Navigation Authorities (AINA), has launched the much-anticipated consultation on the proposed changes to the existing Code for the Design, Construction and Operation of Hire Boats, better known as the Hire Boat Code.

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British Marine Electrical and Electronics Association Secretary, Tony Johns, retires after 26 years

18 Dec 2019

Tony Johns has retired from his role as Secretary of the British Marine Electrical and Electronics Association (BMEEA). Over 26 years, Tony has been central to the association, organising its annual conference and providing essential support to members.

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Brexit Update: New Parliament – What’s next?

18 Dec 2019

Following last weeks’ General Election result, the UK will now, almost certainly, leave the European Union on 31 January 2020.