Opinion – Page 4

  • Kiran Haslam is chief marketing officer for Princess Yachts Limited

    Person Behind the Face - Kiran Haslam


    How I got into this industry…A long and winding path. I had established a reputation for re-inventing brands, and back in 2014 the owners of Princess were hoping I could jump aboard and shake things up.

  • Getting out onto the water helps Steve Hurst cope with stress

    Person Behind The Face - Steve Hurst


    How I got into this industry…A Royal Navy career was thwarted by (bad) eyesight. A seasonal job at Seamark Nunn’s Chandlery in Suffolk developed into a fulltime role. The business grew significantly being early online adopters.

  • Chris Jones is founder and MD of the Knot Agency

    Consistency is key


    When it comes to building a business, brand consistency is vital, writes Chris Jones.

  • Lesley Robinson is CEO of British Marine

    BM launches new training courses


    Extending a valuable benefit for our members, British Marine is launching a new range of more than 40 accredited business training and soft skills training courses in early July. These will compliment the range of marine specific courses already on offer by British Marine.

  • Adam Bernstein is freelance financial journalist

    More frequent tax payments?


    A new HMRC consultation, ‘Call for evidence: timely payment’, is exploring whether income tax self-assessment and corporation tax payments could be made closer to real time, writes Adam Bernstein.

  • Adam Bernstein is a freelance financial journalist

    New VAT rules from July 2021


    E-commerce is on the rise and the pandemic has moved it on somewhat. But with this increased interest comes the need to understand new VAT rules that come into force on 1 July 2021, writes Adam Bernstein.

  • Will Silsby is a technical officer with the Association of Taxation Technicians

    Super Deduction – a financial marvel?


    The Chancellor’s Budget Day announcement of a new style of capital allowance which will allow companies to reduce their taxable profits by 130% of the cost of new equipment has attracted a lot of interest, writes Will Silsby.

  • Kate O'Sullivan is MD of ADPR public relations agency

    Social media for B2B brands


    For some B2B brands, social media is still a secondary thought.

  • Lesley Robinson is CEO of British Marine

    New funding portal


    Helping to drive the diverse range of activities undertaken in the leisure marine industry, British Marine has launched an exciting new initiative to support members looking to obtain funding for business activity.

  • Karen Underwood is joint MD of Spirit Yachts

    Person Behind The Face - Karen Underwood


    How I got into this industry…I was away on holiday and my mum saved the job pages from the local paper as she had spotted an advert for a production assistant and PA to the managing director at Oyster Yachts. I joined Oyster over 20 years’ ago and I haven’t ...

  • Adam Bernstein is a freelance financial journalist

    ‘No jab, no job’ - the legal implications for employers


    Millions in the UK have reportedly received at least one dose of a Covid-19 vaccine. However, vaccination also raises a number of legal issues, chief of which are the potential legal implications of employers making vaccinations a requirement of employment, writes Adam Bernstein.

  • Lesley Robinson is CEO of British Marine

    SIBS plays a vital role


    After more than a year dominated by the pandemic, it is more important than ever for our industry to unite around the return of the Southampton International Boat Show and the vital role it plays in protecting and growing the leisure marine market.

  • Malcolm Stewart is branch manager at A-Plan Commercial Marine

    Person Behind The Face - Malcolm Stewart


    How I got into this industry…First job offer after university was from French insurance company Groupama. That led to a job in broking and then I was given my first best bit of advice which led to commercial marine insurance.

  • Kate Moss is account manager at The Knot Agency

    Time to embrace webinars


    Opportunities to connect with customers face to face are still limited, so now is the time to embrace webinars. You’ve probably attended many, but have you run your own? Use them to reconnect with existing customers and reach new audiences writes Kate Moss.

  • Lesley Robinson is CEO of British Marine

    New relationship


    British Marine’s representational role on behalf of members is vital as the new UK-EU trade agreement’s detail is tested in application.

  • Adam Bernstein is a freelance financial journalist

    Stress at work


    Stress is a fact of modern life. None of us are exempt and most learn how to cope with it. But stress is not the same for everyone; we have varying threshold levels and different strategies to deal with it, writes Adam Bernstein.

  • Kate O'Sullivan is MD of ADPR

    How to get your content seen


    Content marketing is key to driving traffic and generating leads but getting it seen by your audience can be a challenge. Here are some tips on how to increase the reach of your content.

  • Graham O'Connor is European sales manager at Marlow Ropes

    Person Behind The Face - Graham O'Connor


    How I got into this industry…I started in the industry around 15 years ago managing stock for a European rope importer. I had great opportunities to learn a lot about how rope is used in various applications and in different industries. I gained first-hand knowledge about splicing ropes, before being ...

  • Lesley Robinson is CEO of British Marine

    Spring Expo returns in 2021


    The British Marine Digital Spring Expo will take place between 16-18 March 2021.

  • Marie-Claude Heys was MD of Key Yachting until January 2021

    Person Behind The Face - Marie-Claude Heys


    How I got into this industry…at the end of my professional sailing carrier, Paul Heys offered me the ideal job, half office based, half outside looking after the boats. And the rest is history…