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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


Coronavirus: Managing the impact on industry and you

05 Mar 2020

News coverage over the last few weeks has focused on coronavirus and its impact around the world. British Marine understands that cases are expected to rise which may have implications for its members and their day-to-day operations.


Environmental Resource – a business opportunity for British Marine members

27 Feb 2020

General News

If your business has an environmentally friendly product or service, The Green Blue is offering an opportunity to promote it. Searching for resources like this is not easy and it can be difficult to ascertain the validity of the product or its accreditation, the business directory is looking to change this.

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The MCA release MGN 544, MGN 560 amendment 1 and MIN 607

27 Feb 2020

The MCA releases MGN 544, MGN 560 amendment 1 and MIN 607. Further details of these new MGNs and MIN are here.


Brexit: What next for the trade talks between the UK and EU?

27 Feb 2020

Earlier this week the UK Government and EU each agreed their respective mandates for the negotiations on future trading arrangements.

Nominations sought for Maritime UK Awards judges

27 Feb 2020

General News

Following last years’ inaugural Maritime UK Awards in Southampton, British Marine have been invited to put forward two nominations from our sector to be part of this years’ judging panel.


Send your best images for the new British Marine office!

27 Feb 2020

General News

Keen to represent the breadth of our membership, we’re on the lookout for some amazing photos that capture either your business, product and/or service.

Important information if you sell solid fuel – Government make changes to legislation to improve air quality

27 Feb 2020

British Marine members selling solid fuel should be made aware of recent Government announcements regarding the burning of such fuels for domestic heating purposes.

The Green Blue Returns to the RYA Dinghy Show

27 Feb 2020

General News

The Green Blue will be returning to Alexandra Palace on the 29 February - 1 March for the RYA Dinghy Show! Following the success of last year’s Show, the environmental programme will be exhibiting once again with hands-on activities as well and educational talks on the Great Hall stage.

British Marine South West

Registration now open for British Marine South West Conference and AGM

27 Feb 2020

The Board of British Marine South West are delighted to extend an invitation to British Marine members to attend the 2020 Conference and AGM sponsored by Bartons Solicitors. The Conference will take place on 13 March 2020 at South Devon College, Hi Tech & Digital Centre, Long Road, Paignton, TQ4 7EJ.

Maritime UK

Maritime UK webinar: Learn how to win business in the US market

27 Feb 2020

General News

Following Maritime UK’s visit to Washington in November, it will be running a webinar on working with The Jones Act. This webinar will provide insight for UK maritime companies on how to win business within the US market by working with The Jones Act.