Opinion – Page 5

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    Specialist training from BM


    Effective training addresses critical requirements for the marine industry. It provides avenues for vital workforce recruitment, enables upskilling for personal and business progression and promotes staff retention through structured career pathways.

  • Chris Jones is MD of the Knot Agency

    Top Instagram tips


    Businesses are getting increasingly involved in Instagram, but many are still unsure, writes Chris Jones. Here are our top tips to help get you started.

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    Watersports growth continues


    British Marine’s latest research confirms that strong growth in boating and watersports is continuing.

  • Adam Bernstein is a freelance financial journalist

    The long march of COVID


    There just seems to be no escape from COVID, writes Adam Bernstein. For some, there was furlough, job loss, business turndown or failure. For others, hospitalisation, and death. But what about those left with Long-COVID?

  • Dave Cockwell is the MD of Cockwells Modern & Classic Boatbuilding

    Person Behind the Face - Dave Cockwell


    How I got into this industry…At the age of 15, I earned a reputation at Bristol Docks as ‘the kid who could fix boats.’ I became a ‘one-man repair shop’ who refitted and restored yachts. I quickly discovered that superior craftmanship was prized by wooden boat owners who sought desirable ...

  • Kate O'Sullivan is MD of ADPR

    Lessons from the pandemic


    Now that it’s looking like, finally, the worst of the pandemic is over, some things will go right back to the way they were before, writes Kate O'Sullivan. But there are some more fundamental changes that look set to stay. Here are some key communications lessons.

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    SIBS returns


    This month’s Southampton International Boat Show (SIBS) has real poignancy, enabling a long-awaited return to energising face-to-face networking.

  • Paul Martin is associate director at First Peninsula Marine

    Person Behind the Face - Paul Martin


    How I got into this industry…I worked part-time in the family business, BHG Marine from the age of 13 and although vowing never to get sucked in, and after a few jobs elsewhere and a year travelling overseas, I joined full time in 1990 until we sold the business in ...

  • Chloe Themistocleous is a senior associate at Eversheds Sutherland

    Debunking employment law myths – part two


    Assumptions can be very dangerous. While there’s a chance that a decision made on a hunch might be correct, there’s also the risk that it’ll be found wanting and employees are often advised to pursue claims to protect their rights, writes Adam Bernstein.

  • Kate Moss is account manager at the Knot Agency

    The rise of the QR code


    Thanks to the pandemic, we’re all now experts at spotting and using a QR code.

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    DIT cancels TAP


    Last month, the Department for International Trade (DIT) informed British Marine, without warning or consultation, that it is cancelling its Tradeshow Access Programme (TAP).

  • Stephanie Horton is MD of River Canal Rescue

    Person Behind the Face - Stephanie Horton


    How I got into this industry…I married the wrong man! Both myself and Trevor (CEO) are engineers and he developed a passion for boats, and quickly identified a need for a service like the RAC and AA…then I got roped in and now I live, sleep and breath boats.

  • Lucy Gordon, director, Walker Morris LLP

    Debunking employment law myths - part one


    It’s not unusual to find employers making decisions based on an understanding of the law centred on a series of urban myths. And this can lead to costly and long-running litigation, loss of management time and bad publicity.

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    On The Water campaign launched


    British Marine is not only committed to representing the industry at all levels, but to giving our members the tools to thrive. One of these is the launch of our On The Water campaign, geared towards growing our industry and maximising the benefits for new participants coming into boating and ...

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

    Empathy – the key business skill we’ve been missing?


    Over the past 18 months the workplace as we know it has changed drastically. The era of remote and hybrid working has arrived and attaining better employee engagement is critical for many businesses, writes Kate O''Sullivan.

  • David Manda is a director in the real estate litigation team at law firm Walker Morris.

    Lease breaks - top tips and traps


    In times of economic uncertainty, many businesses look to rid themselves of surplus property to reduce rental liabilities. The pandemic, and the consequential surge in home - and flexible - working, has also demonstrated that many businesses can operate effectively with much less rented commercial space.

  • 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.

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    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.