Opinion – Page 7

  • Robert Parton is MD of Church Minshull Aqueduct Marina

    Person Behind The Face - Robert Parton


    How I got into this industry…By chance, and out of economic necessity. The canal has always run past what was our dairy farm in Church Minshull, one day back around the early 2000’s a canal engineer working on the canal pointed at the field by the canal and said that ...

  • Kate O'Sullivan is MD of ADPR

    2021 social media predictions


    I think it’s safe to say we’re all glad to see the back of 2020 and eager for better things to come this year. With the rapid pivot to online, social media’s importance has been crystallised. So, what does this year have in store for us from a social media ...

  • Kate Moss looks after marketing for The Knot Agency

    A smartphone is good enough


    Research shows graphics increase people’s willingness to read content by more than 80%, writes Kate Moss.

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    Major new report


    British Marine is inviting members, the wider leisure marine industry and end-consumers to take part in a survey for a major new report alongside the Canal & River Trust examining the economic, social and health benefits of boating and watersports in the UK, and the contribution they make to wellbeing.

  • Ben Allen is general manager – marine, E. P. Barrus

    Person Behind the Face - Ben Allen


    How I got into this industry… From an early age, boating has been a big part of my life. I qualified as a powerboat instructor and was actively involved in search and rescue becoming a water rescue instructor and, for the last 12 years, water incident manager for DEFRA’s National ...

  • Francesca Poole

    Brexit marks the spot - a lesson in UKCA and CE marking?


    New product marking rules are about to change the landscape for those in the supply chain from manufacturer to retailer. While there are some similarities between old and new, there are many differences and product-related businesses would do well to understand the changes, writes Claire Burrows and Francesca Poole.

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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.

  • 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.

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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.