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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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Boatbuilding apprenticeship included in IFATE review – have your say!

21 Nov 2019

General News

The Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education (IFATE) has included the boatbuilding apprenticeship standard in the engineering and manufacturing route review, the largest review to date with 59 apprenticeships standards being looked at.

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Take part in the review of outline content for the proposed Engineering and Manufacturing T Level

21 Nov 2019

General News

The Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education (IFATE) has organised consultation events in December to enable employers to review and comment on the outline content for the Maintenance, Installation and Repair (MIR) T Level Pathway and also for the Manufacturing, Processing and Control (MPC) Pathway, which together with the Design and Development Pathway will form the structure and content of the proposed Engineering and Manufacturing T level which is planned to be available from 2022.


Nominate your company for the British Marine Trades Association Awards 2020 in partnership with Marine Industry News

21 Nov 2019

Entries are sought for the British Marine Trades Association Awards, which will be presented at the British Marine Trades Association Awards Dinner 2020.

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Wins for Spirit and Princess at IBI-METSTRADE Boat Builder Awards 2019

21 Nov 2019

British Marine members, Spirit Yachts and Princess Yachts, had a fantastic night at the IBI-METSTRADE Boat Builder Awards 2019, which took place on Tuesday (19 November) at the National Maritime Museum in Amsterdam.

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British excellence shines at DAME Design Awards 2019

20 Nov 2019

Winners of the prestigious DAME Design Awards 2019 were announced yesterday (19 November 2019) with British designed and manufactured products receiving a third of the accolades presented. At the leading global design competition for new marine equipment and accessories, creativity from UK companies beat off stiff competition with revolutionary design and ingenuity.

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Successful conference for British Marine Inland Boating, Midlands and Tourism associations

14 Nov 2019

The joint British Marine Inland Boating, Midlands and Tourism Conference was held last week (7 November). This year’s Conference was sponsored by Black Prince Holidays, GJW Direct, Hoseasons, Savills and Shawbrook Bank.

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Join British Marine at the annual Meet the Buyer Networking Reception taking place at METSTRADE

14 Nov 2019

General News

Taking place next week at METSTRADE, British Marine is holding its annual Meet the Buyer Networking Reception within the British Pavilion, Hall 3 on stand 03.331.


New Industry Code of Practice: Maritime Autonomous Surface Ships

14 Nov 2019

General News

The fast pace of change in maritime autonomy demands updated and relevant guidance for those owning and operating Maritime Autonomous Surface Ships (MASS).

International marine training company moves into state-of-the-art Plymouth facility - 3 LR

Turnchapel Wharf opens new marine enterprise units

14 Nov 2019

Member news

Plymouth’s maritime business park and British Marine member Turnchapel Wharf, has opened five new marine enterprise units providing workshop and office space for local companies.

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British Marine launches its latest industry trends survey – win a £50 Amazon gift voucher!

14 Nov 2019

General News

Accurate industry data is a key part of any business planning, whether it is identifying growing markets or preparing for tough times ahead. This is why British Marine provides its members with information on the latest industry trends, at no extra cost.