Opinion – Page 9

  • Peter Windatt

    The case for reform


    The work and practices of Companies House, the repository for all information on the majority of the UK’s companies and similar registered entities, is currently under review, writes Peter Windatt.

  • Dave Manasseh is Shakespeare's European sales manager

    Person Behind the Face - Dave Manasseh


    How I got into this industry… My first job in December 1995 was working in a warehouse packing boxes for an antenna company one mile from my family home. Technically it’s the only job I’ve ever applied for because I still work there. I have literally done every job from ...

  • Chris Jones is founder of the Knot Agency

    Boat show season looms


    Boat show season is nearly upon us again. Here are my top tips to get the best from your substantial spend, writes Chris Jones.

  • Robbie Sargent is rigging sales manager at OYS

    Person Behind the Face - Robbie Sargent


    How I got into this industry…I come from a sailing family and have sailed from a very young age and always wanted to do something with boats.

  • Adam Bernstein is a freelance financial journalist

    Strong-arm tactics to combat online fraud?


    Europe has, for some time, been worried about the problem of card fraud. As part of the fight back, from 14 September 2019 a new process known as Strong Customer Authentication (SCA) made under the EU’s Revised Directive on Payment Services will be in place writes Adam Bernstein.

  • Kate O'Sullivan is MD of ADPR

    Unicorn Content Creation


    The value of content has never been more important. People want to see articles, videos and posts that are engaging, interesting and informative. This is true for B2B and consumer marine brands alike.

  • Dave Atkinson is chairman of the Round the Island Race management team

    Person Behind the Face - Dave Atkinson


    How I got into this industry…Born on the Isle of Wight, raised with sailing on my doorstep. I currently work as a director of a marketing consultancy, I’ve also worked around the globe as a coach, consultant and in sales, but the marine industry has always had an important role ...

  • Chris Jones is founder of the Knot Agency

    Sales and marketing - a delicate balance


    There is often a rivalry in business between sales and marketing. Each function feels under appreciated by the other and lacking support from the wider organisation, writes Chris Jones.

  • Adam Bernstein is a freelance financial journalist

    Avoiding a virus


    At the end of January 2019 tyre fitter Kwik Fit confirmed its computer network had been infected with a virus and its systems knocked offline. The company was forced to cancel bookings and customers vented their anger on social media, writes Adam Bernstein.

  • Lesley Robinson is British Marine CEO

    Person Behind the Face - Lesley Robinson


    How I got into this industry…My background and experience has been in customer facing commercial organisations primarily managing levels of strategic change. Prior to British Marine I joined MDL Marinas and was MD there for around three years. Having enjoyed sailing since university, it was a great way to get ...

  • Mark Stevens is a senior associate in the employment team at VWV

    Employees with criminal convictions


    A recent study conducted for the Scottish Centre for Crime and Justice found that 11 million in the UK have a criminal record and that 75% of employers admit to rejecting a job applicant once a criminal conviction is disclosed, writes Mark Stevens.

  • Kate O'Sullivan is MD at ADPR

    Top social media tips


    Recently, we delivered a social media course for marina managers hosted by British Marine, writes Kate O''Sullivan. Below are some of our top tips:

  • Chris Jones is the founder of the Knot Agency

    Differentiation in an uncertain world


    As I write, the situation with Brexit remains hugely unclear and the exact impact on business remains unknown. At present the only certainty, is uncertainty, however, from a marketing perspective the basic activities to push your business on remain unchanged, writes Chris Jones.

  • David Smedley is head of employment at Walker Morris LLP

    The Good Work Plan – what do employers need to know?


    2019 is likely to be an eventful year for employment law due to the government’s recently announced Good Work Plan. Heralded as ‘the biggest package of workplace reforms for over 20 years’, it is the culmination of the Taylor Review transferred into working practices, writes David Smedley.

  • Kevin Rough is Daniamant CEO

    Person Behind the Face – Kevin Rough


    How I got into this industry…Long story, but after getting punched in the face by my boss, on a General Building Youth Training Scheme (YTS) back in 1988, I walked out. I joined Chemring as a trainee accounts clerk. 30 years later after transferring to McMurdo and subsequently Daniamant I’m ...

  • Kate O'Sullivan is MD of ADPR

    Finding your social purpose


    You are probably familiar with the term ‘social purpose’. More than the latest buzz word, we are now living in ‘the purposeful age’, writes Kate O''Sullivan.

  • Adam Bernstein is a freelance financial journalist

    Guaranteeing future business


    Consumers have many legal rights they can fall back on should they ever feel that they have been wronged writes Adam Bernstein. The most significant piece of legislation for traders to be aware is the Consumer Rights Act 2015 (CRA) as it lists many of the statutory rights attaching to ...

  • Jonny Boys is MD of the Trafalgar group of companies

    Person Behind the Face - Jonny Boys


    How I got into this industry… I grew up sailing in Chichester Harbour and whilst still at school started working with boats, deciding that the marine world was where I wanted to be. I started JBT Marine in 1999 and in 2004, I took over Thornham Marina in Emsworth. I ...

  • Yen-Pei Chen is manager of corporate reporting and tax at the ACCA

    Would you R&D credit it?


    Don’t let the tax tail wag the investment dog. In other words, don’t follow a course of action because the tax system seems to make it worthwhile, writes Yen-Pei Chen. That said, a business may be involved with research and development (R&D) and it may be eligible to claim R&D ...

  • Emma and Scott are the founders of SLEEK Clean Care

    Person Behind the Face - Emma Tapper and Scott Rudd


    How we got into this industry…We met at the Sailing Society whilst at University. SLEEK was born because we wanted to keep our sailing dinghy clean using something that really worked but without using toxic chemicals. We roped in the help of Emma''s father who has a background in manufacturing ...