Opinion – Page 6

  • 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.

  • The new code of practice applies to all businesses affected by the coronavirus pandemic

    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.

  • Lesley Robinson is CEO of British Marine

    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

  • Lesley Robinson is CEO  of British Marine

    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.

  • Adam Bernstein is a freelance financial journalist

    Government help extended


    No government wants to be in a situation where it’s facing economic collapse as a result of a supervening event. But that’s what Boris Johnson’s government found when coronavirus took on mankind in March.

  • News

    Acas guidance - Covid-19


    Acas, the government’s employment conciliation service, has revised its guidance on vulnerable people in the document Coronavirus (COVID-19): advice for employers and employees, writes Adam Bernstein.

  • Chris Jones is founder of the Knot Agency

    Consumer trends


    The world as we knew it is no longer. Consumer behaviour patterns have changed radically in recent months and adapting to meet these new trends could set your business apart as we transition into the post Covid era, writes Chris Jones.

  • Lesley Robinson is CEO of British Marine

    Navigating to the new normal


    Even though the acute threat of COVID-19 will pass, this virus is a transformative event that will change lifestyle and businesses forever.

  • Paul Holland is MD of Energy Solutions

    Person Behind the Face - Paul Holland


    How I got into this industry…I bought a 38m Dutch Barge. Contacts in that community put me onto some Dutch manufacturers of products which led me to giving up a perfectly good job and starting up Energy Solutions.

  • Sean Roebuck is director of SeaDek

    Person Behind The Face - Sean Roebuck


    How I got into this industry…I’ve been boating for over ten years and while my boat was in the Med I realised that sun and hot decks were an issue. After some investigating I discovered SeaDek but it was only available in the USA. I called them, flew to Florida ...

  • Kate O'Sullivan is MD of ADPR

    Maintaining visibility during COVID-19


    Whatever situation your business has found itself in during COVID-19, its critical you maintain visibility with your customers in order to keep your brand front of mind – whether or not you are currently still operating, writes Kate O''Sullivan.

  • It's easy to panic in times of crisis says Adam Bernstein

    Coronavirus – key information for employers


    It’s remarkable to think that something as small as a virus has stopped the global economy in its tracks. There are countless issues for businesses, but one that is vexing employers is what to do with staff?

  • Gareth Edwards is a partner in the employment team at VWV

    What's changing for employers of EU nationals?


    The UK left the European Union at the end of January and while there has been much debate about procedures, many employers will be wondering what happens next. The simple answer is nothing. Yet, writes Gareth Edwards.

  • Lesley Robinson: BM is delivering member support

    Resilience before reinvention


    It goes without saying that Covid-19 has rapidly impacted every aspect of life and in response British Marine has mobilised quickly delivering member support and government lobbying, says CEO Lesley Robinson.