Opinion

  • Matt Newland, Swallow Yachts
    News

    Person Behind the Face - Matt Newland

    2022-05-18T15:46:00Z

    How I got into this industry…My father Nick started Swallow when I was still at school. I always had a keen interest, working for the business in the holidays and for a year out between university and a “proper job”. I managed three years in said job, before quitting to ...

  • CEO Lesley Robinson British Marine
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    Supporting members on the international stage

    2022-05-16T10:05:00Z

    For many businesses reaching new audiences and expanding is key and one way to do that is overseas. However, where to start can seem daunting. One great way is by attending one the many fantastic international boat shows or trade events. These offer a great opportunity to showcase ...

  • Kate O'Sullivan (2)
    News

    The value of paid media partnerships in PR campaigns

    2022-05-03T14:38:00Z

    Media partnership can be the golden ticket in landing your dream piece of content in a target channel, writes Kate O’Sullivan.

  • Charlotte Morris, senior solicitor, ESP Law
    News

    The Practicalities of Employing and Dismissing Apprentices

    2022-04-29T11:19:00Z

    Firms employ apprentices for any number of reasons, chief of which are the cost savings available given that a lower minimum wage applies specifically for apprentices aged under 19, or aged 19 and over who are in the first year of their apprenticeship, writes Charlotte Morris.

  • Ian Stevenson
    News

    Person Behind the Face - Ian Stevenson

    2022-04-29T11:12:00Z

    How I got into this industry… I was working for Kraft foods, it was a choice of selling Dairylea to Asda or selling boats to nice friendly folk. My first job was at Buckden Marina in Cambridgeshire, then it was onto Ronstan, Bainbridge, Lewmar and in 2010 I started with ...

  • CEO Lesley Robinson British Marine
    News

    Time to reflect, review and renew

    2022-04-22T09:51:00Z

    As we close the membership year, it is the perfect time to reflect on all the support and opportunities we’ve delivered for our members.

  • Chris Jones Knot Agency
    News

    Why luxury demands better

    2022-04-05T15:32:00Z

    Strong brand positioning is often key to building a sustainable business, but it becomes even more critical when you are trying to attract the rich and famous.

  • Mark Stevens, Senior Associate at VWV LLP
    News

    Bullying at work

    2022-04-05T15:19:00Z

    Workplace bulling is a serious issue and allegations of bullying can have consequences for employers and employees alike, writes Mark Stevens.

  • Kate O'Sullivan (2)
    News

    Protecting your brand from cancel culture

    2022-03-07T12:45:00Z

    Cancel culture is defined as: ‘the practice of withdrawing support for a person or company based on their views or actions’.

  • Suzanne Wrench, senior associate advisor, esphr
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    Going back in time for holiday

    2022-03-03T09:41:00Z

    Over the last few years, the landscape regarding workers’ annual leave has been in a state of constant flux, writes Suzanne Wrench.

  • CEO Lesley Robinson British Marine
    News

    Bringing luxury yachting to the heart of London

    2022-03-03T09:28:00Z

    British Marine is delighted to unveil a new showcase event on behalf of the industry, London Luxury Afloat, taking place at St Katharine Docks, London, 21-24 April.

  • Mike Ward Marina Projects
    News

    Person Behind the Face - Mike Ward

    2022-03-01T12:05:00Z

    How I got into this industry…my working background was in maritime civil engineering for Portsmouth City Council. I was engaged on several major projects at the Continental Ferry Port and in the commercial docks. Desiring a move to the private sector I took a job with a major UK marina ...

  • Chris Jones Knot Agency
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    360° marketing plan

    2022-02-04T10:26:00Z

    A good marketing strategy aims to reach customers at all points of the purchasing cycle to maximise chances of finding new potential customers and engaging with them in a variety of ways – a 360°approach.

  • Ian Chips Howarth, Cyclops Marine
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    Person Behind the Face - Chips Howarth

    2022-02-03T15:06:00Z

    How I got into this industry… I had a proper job once! I was working in environmental consultancy for Shell Oil and got in with a bad crowd from Jack Holt and was tempted into the marine industry. I started with Holt in 1995 as a sales rep (followed by ...

  • Nathan_Talbott, Wright Hassall
    News

    A guide to mistaken payments

    2022-02-01T12:05:00Z

    It’s so easy to make payments. We can use contactless, PayPal, Apple Pay, BACS, CHAPs and others. But there is always a nagging concern – what if I make a mistake? Will I recover my money, writes Nathan Talbott.

  • CEO Lesley Robinson British Marine
    News

    Conference is perfectly timed

    2022-01-26T10:52:00Z

    The pandemic, supply chain shortages and Brexit have all dramatically impacted planning horizons. For two years the focus has necessarily been on addressing the changing circumstances of each day, with little time to take a longer view.

  • Sean McCrystal - Seas of Solution
    News

    Person Behind the Face - Seán McCrystal

    2022-01-04T16:39:00Z

    How I got into this industry…I’d been working in communications around the London Olympics when an opportunity arose to head up the marketing and PR for a marine technology company in Malta. The timing was perfect, and I’ve been hooked on marketing in maritime ever since.

  • CEO Lesley Robinson British Marine
    News

    DTI consultations help businesses

    2021-12-14T14:49:00Z

    Growth in trade is a government priority, to boost the economy out of Brexit and COVID-19.

  • Kate O'Sullivan (2)
    News

    Key business trends in 2022

    2021-12-09T12:19:00Z

    Here we look at some of the key business trends that will drive growth for small and medium sized businesses this year, writes Kate O’Sullivan.

  • Adam Bernstein
    News

    It pays to be flexible

    2021-12-06T12:13:00Z

    Flexible working is in vogue. While it’s not a new concept, the pandemic brought it into the foreground. Late summer (2021) a private member’s bill was put forward by Tulip Siddiq MP. Unlikely to gain traction, the government has since published a consultation paper seeking views on same subject from ...