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Person Behind the Face

Person Behind the Face Shaun Wigley – ASAP Supplies
How I got into this industry…. Applying for a job as a warehouse assistant at ASAP and never looked back. 18 May 2017 - Boating Business
Simon Boulding, person behind the face
How I got into this industry….Completely by accident. I went out on a corporate trip in a Force 7 on a Sigma 38 with a skipper with a beard and a pipe. Gave some free marketing advice to the charter company, increased their turnover dramatically, was offered free shares in the business and moved to the coast shortly afterwards. 07 May 2017 - Boating Business
Person Behind the Face - Derek Gilbert
How I got into this industry….I learned to sail at an early age in a Yarmouth Scow and this love of water led to a career in the Merchant Navy. From a junior engineer officer with a tanker company, I became a field service engineer, travelling globally and working on commercial and military shipping. 30 Mar 2017 - Boating Business
Phil Cornick - Person Behind the Face
How I got into this industry…. Hunger! 03 Mar 2017 - Boating Business
The person behind the face - Peta Stuart-Hunt
Interview by Alice Driscoll, founder, ADPR Ltd How I got into this industry….I left London for the South Coast and in 1984 joined WSA, a leading marketing and advertising agency specialising in the marine leisure market. I gradually developed the PR division over eight years. 24 Jan 2017 - Boating Business
Russell Currie – Fairline, PBTF
How I got into this industry…. I studied mechanical and production engineering at Plymouth University and saw an advert for a ‘Powerboat Test Engineer’ at Princess. Aged 23 and impressed by the great job title, I applied, got the job which turned out to be a serious job with enormous responsibilities. I thoroughly enjoyed my six years with a great British brand. 06 Dec 2016 - Boating Business
Dominic Smulders
1. How I got into this industry…. By sitting at the back of the class at school not listening 11 Nov 2016 - Boating Business
Clay Builder - NautiBuoy
1. How I got into this industry…. My father owned a windsurfing school and was a yacht broker and commodore of a yacht club in Mallorca. I was swimming before I could walk, sailed from an early age and did my first Atlantic crossing aged17. I bailed out of Uni and went to UKSA, after which I taught kids water sports, coached windsurfing in Barbados, ran flotillas in Europe before being offered a position on a 30M superyacht. I spent 12 years working around the world as bosun, mate and eventually officer, gaining my OOW 3000 unlimited. 11 Oct 2016 - Boating Business
Louise Fuller
How I got into this industry….By accident. I was asked whether I fancied practising “yacht law” and I thought it sounded fun – doing my passion for a day job. 26 Sep 2016 - Boating Business
Paul Gullett
How I got into this industry….Somehow I got a job at Cougar Marine in the 70’s. It’s too long ago to remember how! With fast boats and travel, it was a great first job. 18 Aug 2016 - Boating Business
Marie-Claude Heys
1. How I got into this industry…. I was a professional racing sailor in the 80s and 90s embracing the globetrotting lifestyle. I dropped anchor in Hamble, got offered the dream settling down job and then, set up a new business with … my boss. 22 Jul 2016 - Boating Business
Brian May
Every month, Alice Driscoll, MD of ADPR, interviews a leading member of the industry. This month is Brian May, managing director, Berthon Boat Company Limited. 27 Jun 2016 - Boating Business
Gary Beckwith
Every month, Alice Driscoll, MD of ADPR, interviews a leading member of the industry. This month is Gary Beckwith, chairman, City Cruises plc. 26 May 2016 - Boating Business
John Charnley
Every month, Alice Driscoll, MD of ADPR, interviews a leading member of the industry. This month is John Charnley, founder and chairman of Discovery Yachts. 27 Apr 2016 - Boating Business
Anthony Trafford
Every month, Alice Driscoll, MD of ADPR, interviews a leading member of the industry. This month is Anthony Trafford, a director of JPC Ltd. 16 Mar 2016 - Boating Business
Arthur Bennett
Every month, Alice Driscoll, MD of ADPR, interviews a leading member of the industry. This month is Arthur Bennett, a director of Willow Tree Marina. 18 Feb 2016 - Boating Business
Michael Howroth
Every month, Alice Driscoll, MD of ADPR, interviews a member of the industry. This month it's Michael Howorth, freelance yachting journalist at The Howorths Maritime writing and photography. 23 Dec 2015 - Boating Business
Pip Woods
Every month, Alice Driscoll, MD of ADPR, interviews a member of the industry. This month it's Pip Woods, managing director of Rockley Watersports. 16 Dec 2015 - Boating Business
Ian Atkins
Every month, Alice Driscoll, MD of ADPR, interviews a member of the industry. This month it's Ian Atkins, president of Dominion Marine Media. 20 Oct 2015 - Boating Business
Ben Metcalfe
Every month, Alice Driscoll, MD of ADPR, interviews a member of the industry. This month it's Ben Metcalfe, managing director of Landau UK. 25 Sep 2015 - Boating Business