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Rob Stevens - Person Behind the Face
How I got into this industry…My Father started in Lloyd’s in the late 50’s, then my brother in the 80’s so in 1986 it was a natural progression for me to go onto a Lloyd’s marine syndicate. I’ve been in marine insurance ever since. I’m not sure what I want to do when I grow up though. 10 Nov 2017 - Boating Business
David Mossman - Person Behind the Face
How I got into this industry…it seemed inevitable after growing up in a marine industry family and always having one foot in a race boat. Only sorry I didn’t join the team at Marlow sooner. 23 Oct 2017 - Boating Business
Karl Sutcliffe - person behind the face
How I got into this industry… My family have always had boats. My father was in the marine industry for 23 years and his love for boating influenced me and brought me into the industry back in 2004. The rest is history as they say. 13 Sep 2017 - Boating Business
Chris Feibusch - person behind the face
How I got into this industry….I thought I’d try to make a living out of my passion for sailing, so I bought a chandlery shop almost immediately after leaving school at the age of 18. 29 Aug 2017 - Boating Business
David Barrow - Person Behind the Face
How I got into this industry… When I was 18, I was employed by the John Lewis Partnership and work was getting in the way of sailing. I applied for a job with Newton Crum Insurance. David, the owner, had through sheer hard work, developed a thriving business and he trained me as a claims investigator. He paid me little, brought me a good car though and worked me hard. 31 Jul 2017 - Boating Business
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