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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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Superyacht UK delivers another successful Technical Seminar at British Marine Spring Expo

06 Feb 2020

Superyacht UK has run the 11th annual Superyacht UK Technical Seminar which took place yesterday (5 February 2020) at the British Marine Spring Expo. The event was well attended by delegates from across the sector including superyacht builders, regulators, classification societies and naval architects.


Ready to export to Southern Europe?

06 Feb 2020

General News

The Department for International Trade (DIT) South East is holding a series of one-to-one meetings with leading market experts from across Southern Europe.

Export Control

Solent LEP launches Export Masterclass Series

06 Feb 2020

General News

Is your business looking to launch products or services in new international markets? Solent LEP has launched a series of Export Masterclass Series designed to help ambitious SMEs in the South of England grow overseas.

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Hampshire County Council Trading Standards Service release two new Primary Authority Advice notices

06 Feb 2020

General News

Hampshire County Council Trading Standards Service in partnership with British Marine, have developed advice that if followed correctly, your local trading standards officer should respect and not ask you to comply with the law in a different way.

Environment and Boating

New Environment Bill announced by Government

06 Feb 2020

General News

Last week (Thursday 30 January) the Government announced a new Environment Bill to protect and improve the natural environment.


HSE update on manual handling at work

06 Feb 2020

General News

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has issued a revision of its guidance on manual handling, lifting and musculoskeletal related injuries and risk. It covers the problems with manual handling and lifting, it includes information on assessing and reducing risk including assessments.


Have your say on Marine Planning

06 Feb 2020

General News

Members may be aware from reading previous editions of Latest News that the Marine Management Organisation (MMO) is holding a statutory consultation on its Marine Plans.

national agenda

British Marine launches an ambitious vision for the industry

04 Feb 2020

Following the announcement of its first ever National Agenda, British Marine has today (4 February 2020) launched an ambitious plan to drive its vision of a thriving industry delivering amazing on water experience for everyone.


British Marine celebrates National Apprenticeship Week

03 Feb 2020

General News

Monday 3 February 2020 marked the start of National Apprenticeship Week, an annual week-long celebration of apprenticeships across England. It is a time to recognise and applaud apprenticeship success stories across the country. To celebrate, we are sharing some inspiring stories of marine apprentices who have undertaken or who are undertaking apprenticeships with some of our members.


Boatbuilding apprenticeship included in IfATE review – have your say!

30 Jan 2020

General News

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