Simon Boulding, person behind the face

Simon Boulding Simon Boulding

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.

Best advice I've ever received....  When selling, don’t accept no for an answer until they’ve said no at least three times.

You should really read.... Positioning, The Battle for Your Mind by Al Ries and Jack Trout – one of the greatest marketing books ever written.

One thing the industry needs less of is.... Businesses chartering out incorrectly coded, or totally uncoded, vessels – always amazes me how much it still goes on.

Most hated buzzword or workplace expression… ‘That’s how we’ve always done it’

Best place I’ve been .... Sitting on top of the Mayan Temple of the Jaguar in Guatemala watching the sun rise over the rainforest. Probably not allowed to climb up it now – it was 25 years ago!

Don't worry about... Brexit. We’ll survive………

Favourite meal… Thai green chicken curry and rice.

How I cope with stress…. Go for a run, or spend time chilling out with my kids, Evie and Alex.

Something about you that people might be surprised by.... I’m insanely scared of sharks, even though I’ve never been anywhere near one.  

Simon Boulding, events director, Sunsail

Latest Press Releases

FUSION® SHIFTS AUDIO ENTERTAINMENT PARADIGM WITH THE REVOLUTIONARY APOLLO SERIES

Leading Audio Manufacturer Unveils Groundbreaking RA770 and SRX400 Audio Entertainment Systems Read more

FUSION® LAUNCHES PANEL-STEREO – AN ALL-IN-ONE ENTERTAINMENT SOLUTION

Leading Audio Manufacturer Announces Powerful Plug and Play Solution with Bluetooth Streaming Read more

Experts Highlight Viable Power and Propulsion Solutions for Next Generation Vessels

Lithium-ion battery expert Dr John Warner is presenting at the NEXT GENERATION Marine Power & Propul... Read more

SailForce Announce Their Upcoming 2018 Regional Trade Events

Hosting four regional trade shows over seven days and covering nearly 1,400 miles is not for the fei... Read more

SMG launches Meet The Manufacturers Event

SMG are delighted to be launching SMG Meet The Manufacturers 2018. This Trade Only event for the Mar... Read more

Mercator Media upgrades magazines and conferences brands

February 2018 Fareham UK - Mercator Media Ltd, the international, market-leading B2B marine media bu... Read more

View all