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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

 

British Marine Postpones Quality Accredited Boatyard and Boat Grading examinations

British Marine Postpones Quality Accredited Boatyard and Boat Grading examinations

25 Mar 2020

Due to the ongoing Coronavirus restrictions, British Marine will be suspending the requirement for hire boat operators to undergo the Quality Accredited Boatyard (QAB) examination until after the summer season. British Marine will also be suspending Boat Grading inspections for the same timeframe.

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The Recreational Craft Directive Awareness course is now available as a free online webinar

25 Mar 2020

The Recreational Craft Directive (RCD) Awareness course has been transformed into a free online webinar to assist companies during this period of changing work patterns.

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Coronavirus - What support is available to you?

25 Mar 2020

News coverage over the last few weeks has focused on Coronavirus and its impact around the world.

Applications still open for the Board of Directors – British Marine Group Elections 2020

24 Mar 2020

General News

There’s still time to apply for the British Marine Board of Directors – British Marine Group Elections 2020

Apprenticeships

COVID-19 guidance on apprenticeship programmes for employers and training providers

24 Mar 2020

Following the urgent UK government measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19, the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) has set out guidance for apprentices, employers, training providers and assessment organisations.

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New MCA contingency plan includes information on Boatmaster License revalidation

24 Mar 2020

New MCA contingency plan includes information on Boatmaster License revalidation and COVID-19 Guidelines for Seafarers

Business Rates Holiday

19 Mar 2020

Today, the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government published guidance for local authorities on the business rates holiday and details of the discount available to businesses in the leisure and hospitality sectors.

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MCA releases contingency plans for surveys during the COVID-19 outbreak

19 Mar 2020

The Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) has released a Marine Information Note (MIN) on ‘Coronavirus (COVID-19) and the MCA’s approach to survey and certification of UK vessels’

Tell us what you think: Inquiry launched into the impact of COVID-19 on UK Businesses

Inquiry launched into the impact of COVID-19 on UK businesses

19 Mar 2020

The Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Select Committee has now launched an inquiry into the impact of COVID-19 on UK businesses and workers.

HSE issues update

HSE issues update regarding facilities for delivery freight transport drivers during the COVID-19 outbreak

19 Mar 2020

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has received reports that access to welfare and restroom facilities have been withdrawn by some companies for external delivery drivers. This is not sensible given the current COVID-19 issues and also against the law.