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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



Save the Date: 15 September 2020 - Apprenticeship Graduation

12 Mar 2020

General News

Do you have graduating apprentices this year? Don’t miss the annual British Marine Apprenticeship Graduation, which will take place on Tuesday 15 September 2020 during the Southampton International Boat Show.

New strategy to boost Scotland’s marine tourism to over £500m by 2025

11 Mar 2020

An ambitious new strategy for Scotland’s marine tourism sector aims to take ‘giant strides’ towards supporting communities, the environment and economic growth around Scotland’s coasts, lochs and waterways.

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New Strategy to Boost Scotland’s Marine Tourism: Giant Strides, 2020-2025

10 Mar 2020

Following on from a successful Marine Tourism and Marine Trades Symposium in November last year, which heralded the launch of the new Draft Marine Tourism Strategy and subsequent consultation on the draft document, we are delighted to announce the launch of Scotland’s Second Marine Tourism Strategy, Giant Strides 2020-2025. The strategy was officially launched at the Marine Tourism Conference, hosted by Sail Scotland on 11 March 2020.

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

05 Mar 2020

General News

Applications are now welcome for a number of positions on the Board of Directors for the British Marine Group of companies.

Richardsons Leisure Limited celebrate win at the Norfolk and Suffolk Tourism Awards

05 Mar 2020

Member news

British Marine member, Richardsons Leisure Limited, celebrated at the Norfolk and Suffolk Tourism Awards on Thursday 27 February 2020 as it took home the award for Staff Training Initiative of the Year 2020.

The Boat Building Academy to offer bursaries

05 Mar 2020

Member news

After 23 years of training highly skilled boatbuilders and furniture makers, British Marine member, the Boat Building Academy (BBA) has announced it is now a charitable company. The change will enable the BBA to offer bursaries to individuals for training in boatbuilding and furniture making.

Don’t miss this year’s TYHA Summer Marinas Networking Tour

05 Mar 2020

Each year The Yacht Harbour Association (TYHA) hold a Marinas Networking Tour, visiting areas of interest, taking in the sights and touring around local marinas in the area. The tours have included France, Belgium and Holland and nearer to home, Ireland and Scotland have also featured on our travels. It is an enjoyable event which has been a staple in the TYHA diary for many years.

Looking at business opportunities through tender systems? Make sure you read the new British Marine guidance document on tendering

05 Mar 2020

A lot of new business must go through the tender system, whether this is Government purchases or new business backed by financial grants or simply businesses trying to get several quotes and find the best or most suitable company to purchase from.


The MCA revert back to the 2005 Bridge Visibility regulations for domestic passenger vessels

05 Mar 2020

Following a recent court case, the Department for Transport has published a written ministerial statement on Review of Merchant Shipping Regulations.


Update on the IMOs Pollution Prevention current and upcoming regulations

05 Mar 2020

General News

Following the 7th session of the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) Pollution Prevention and Response Sub-Committee (PPR), held from the 17 to 21 February 2020, ICOMIA has released its summary report.