Opinion – Page 6

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    Brexit issues are complex


    The end of the Brexit transition period is nearing and it’s likely that all UK companies will be affected in some way. Preparation is key – the issues are particularly complex.

  • Helen Thornley is a technical officer at the ATT

    Crew-cab vans – a nasty judgment for all


    Some firms use a crew-cab van to help them provide a dual-purpose vehicle that operates as a van by day and a car out of hours. However, a recent tax ruling has effectively nixed this as an idea and will have repercussions for those that have used this form of ...

  • Lou Johnson is director of Box PR

    Person Behind the Face - Lou Johnson


    How I got into this industry…Through a passion for sailing when my father taught me to sail as soon as I could walk. I went to university in Southampton and from there straight into the marine industry, where I have continued my professional development.

  • Kate O'Sullivan is MD of ADPR

    What is Marketing Automation?


    As Covid-19 is going to be around for the foreseeable, we need to think of innovative ways to engage our target markets. Automating your marketing could be one of the smartest things you do for your business.

  • Sir Richard Matthews is founder and director of Oyster Yachts

    Person Behind the Face - Sir Richard Matthews


    How I got into this industry: It all started more or less by accident in an attempt to build a one-off racing yacht tax efficiently. We won races and at the end the season we were approached by potential buyers asking ‘where can I get one of these’ – the ...

  • Chris Jones is founder and MD of the Knot Agency

    2020 challenges continue


    The challenges of 2020 continue with confirmation that METSTRADE is cancelled, writes Chris Jones.

  • Paul Taylor is a partner at Fox Williams LLP.

    Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020


    As widely reported, the government proposed new insolvency measures in the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Bill which went through an accelerated parliamentary process, largely driven by the government’s desire to seek to minimise the economic fallout post COVID-19, writes Paul Taylor.

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    New Brexit series


    My whole-hearted thanks go to everyone who supported BOATS2020 and worked to bring the event to life.

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    It’s showtime


    British Marine has remained absolutely committed to supporting the industry through the provision of an event this year.

  • Kate O'Sullivan is MD of PR and communications agency, ADPR

    Marketing in a post-Covid world


    The cancellation of so many shows has affected marine businesses significantly. Here are some suggestions for marketing your business in a post-Covid world.

  • Adam Bernstein is a freelance financial journalist

    Bouncing back to happiness


    Just as the government has been handing out money to businesses under threat as a result of coronavirus, so it has a number of loan-based programmes to keep struggling firms afloat, writes Adam Bernstein.

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    Stopping business evictions – again


    When the coronavirus pandemic forced the government to take action back in March, one of the regulatory changes put in place was a ban on landlords seeking evictions of non-paying commercial tenants, writes Adam Bernstein.

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    Investing in our industry’s future


    British Marine is working hard towards our National Agenda objectives on behalf of members and underpinning this is the creation of a sustainable business model that offers excellent member benefits whilst ensuring a financially viable future for the organisation.

  • Andrea Frabetti is CEO of Sunseeker International

    Person Behind The Face - Andrea Frabetti


    How I got into this industry…I was always obsessed with boats from a very early age. My passion led me to complete my Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering degree from Università di Genova and I’ve been doing what I love ever since.

  • David Johnson is sales director at Halyard

    Person Behind The Face - David Johnson


    How I got into this industry… Weekends on the family boat on the River Thames in the 1970’s led to boating holidays abroad. With the sea well and truly in my veins, my working life started with four years as an engineer in the Royal Navy. I then moved into ...

  • Chris Jones is MD of the Knot Agency

    Listening is vital


    The world population holds a hugely diverse number of opinions, thoughts and viewpoints, on all manner of subjects, writes Chris Jones.

  • Adam Bernstein is a freelance financial journalist

    Low Pay Commission extends deadline


    The Low Pay Commission (LPC) has amended its consultation on seeking evidence to inform its recommendations for the 2021 national minimum wage rates to ‘make clear the LPC would continue to accept written evidence beyond the deadline’ of Thursday 4 June 2020, writes Adam Bernstein

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    Let's share our passion


    As the nation looks for safe ways to emerge from lockdown and considers a staycation this summer, British Marine is delighted to launch its ‘Summer on the Water’ campaign to inspire people to get kitted out and responsibly take to our waters and spread the word of the incredible on-water ...

  • Nick Gill is commercial director at Harbour Assist

    Person Behind the Face - Nick Gill


    How I got into this industry…I’m a farmer’s son, but I studied product design and my second job was with Gul, designing wetsuits in Cornwall, where I fell in love with the sea. My tech expertise came from starting a surf forecasting website and the practical side from ten years ...

  • Kate O'Sullivan is MD of PR and marketing company ADPR

    Maximising external communications post COVID-19


    As you prepare for making the most of the post COVID-19 recovery, consider how to maximise value from your external communications, writes Kate O''Sullivan.