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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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Aqueduct Marina wins Ambassador Business of the Year Award

28 Nov 2019

Member news

British Marine member, Church Minshull Aqueduct Marina, has won the Ambassador Business of the Year award at the South Cheshire Chamber of Commerce and Industry annual business awards. Ten South Cheshire companies came away as winners on Saturday 23 November at Crewe Hall Hotel.

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UK Marine Industry Salary Survey reveals higher than average salaries but with several challenges on the horizon

28 Nov 2019

Member news

The results from the first national marine industry salary survey, conducted by British Marine member, Marine Resources are in. The survey reveals a range of insights into the current state of the employment market in the UK, highlighting a number of positives, as well as areas for improvement.


The Large Yacht Refit Market Report 2018/19

28 Nov 2019

General News

This week, ICOMIA published its second annual report on the large yacht refit market. The data is sourced from a survey of ICOMIA Superyacht Refit Group (ISYRG) members and supported by Automatic Identification System (AIS) data. ISYRG represents approximately 40% of global refit projects, consisting of 12 shipyards. All ICOMIA shipyards adhere to a code of practice which ensures the highest quality of refit and repairs.

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Marine sector careers promotion in Scotland

28 Nov 2019

Promotion of careers, skills and training is a priority for British Marine and as part of our membership of Maritime UK, British Marine was invited to attend the Maritime stand at the recent Skills Scotland careers event in Glasgow earlier this month.

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Change of leadership at Global Marina Institute

28 Nov 2019

General News

A new Chairman of the Global Marina Institute (GMI) has recently been appointed during the annual meeting of GMI held last week at METSTRADE. GMI is responsible for the oversight of marina education, training and certification of marina personnel administered globally through British Marine and Marina Industries Association (MIA).

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British success at METSTRADE 2019

25 Nov 2019

Last week brought success for Britain’s thriving marine equipment sector with UK companies picking up a string of accolades and revelling in a flourish of business opportunities at the world’s largest trade marine equipment exhibition, METSTRADE 2019.

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Launch of the new draft marine tourism strategy Giant Strides

21 Nov 2019

Members of the marine tourism sector and regeneration professionals gathered at the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh last week for a very successful third Marine Trade and Marine Tourism Symposium. It was hosted by the Cross Party Group on Recreational Boating and Marine Tourism.

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Giant Strides Consulation

21 Nov 2019

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Giant Strides is the next evolution of the Awakening the Giant Marine Tourism Strategy and was launched in a draft format for consultation in the Scottish Parliament on 15 November. The first strategy has raised the profile of our industry on many levels in Scotland, received significant industry support and has been key to delivering new infrastructure, training, jobs, community involvement and awareness of Scotland as an international marine tourism destination.

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New HSE Standards for Welding

21 Nov 2019

General News

Following a safety alert from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) in February 2019 regarding the hazards of welding fume exposure, it has now been confirmed that exposure to mild steel welding fumes can cause lung and possibly kidney cancer.

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Last chance: Get a marine apprenticeship grant this academic year

21 Nov 2019

General News

Established in 2014, with support from the Lloyd’s Register Foundation, the Shipwrights company has been offering grants to approximately 20 employers a year to financially support an apprentice in their first year.