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Places still available! VAT for Brokers
Get up to date information on the latest legislation relating to VAT at this workshop on 21 October 2014 in Southampton.
Guidance on LPG Cylinders
UKPLG (The trade association for the LPG industry in the UK) has recently issued a user information sheet to encourage the safe use of Propane and Butane cylinders and cartridges.
Are you a Boat Retailer or Broker?
Don’t miss your chance to meet and network with others in your trade at PSP Southampton Boat Show 2014.
UK Minister for Sport, Helen Grant supports Bart’s Bash
UK Minister for Sport, Helen Grant added her support to the upcoming Guinness World Record attempt for the ‘Largest Sailing Race’ in the World Ever.
Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation chosen as British Sailing charity
British Sailing, a group association of the British Marine Federation, has selected the Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation (ASSF) as its official charity for the next two years.
Members please be aware: email regarding energy services from Great Energy Management
You may have received an email from Joe Tait at Great Energy Management about an energy audit, the email implies a relationship with BMF which does not exist.
Don’t miss! Law Brokerage course in Portsmouth
There are still a few places available on the Law Relating to Brokerage and Boat Retailers course, which takes place in Portsmouth on 9 October 2014.
Share your day at work in support of the marine industry
The Department for Culture, Media & Sports (DCMS) have launched a mini twitter initiative, asking people working in the sector to tweet pictures of the industry through their eyes, showing the inspiring views and workplaces that make the industry such a great place to work in and develop a career.
#MyMDLSelfie fundraising campaign for Ocean Youth Trust South
BMF member, MDL Marinas has launched a new charity initiative called My MDL Selfie. They are challenging berth holders, marina visitors and boating enthusiasts to get snapping this summer in aid of Ocean Youth Trust South.
Fake exhibitor showguide
It is important that the entire industry is made aware of activities relating to third parties contacting exhibitor for entries into showguides.
Staff Profile: Sarah Smith
Sarah Smith, BMF's Member Relations Executive
BMF adds to its suite of free services for members
The British Marine Federation (BMF) is delighted to announce that members will be able to continue to benefit from one hour free consultancy advice via our new Planning Service Hotline, provided by Southern Planning Practice.
International Sailing Summit
Click on the logo to find out about the
13th International Sailing Summit (ISS) taking place in Amsterdam
on Mon 17 November 2014, one day before the start of METS and
hosted by British Sailing, one of the BMF's group associations.
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The leisure marine industry is very diverse and there is a huge
range of career opportunities available.
Find out all about these as well as advice on entry routes into
your chosen career, marine qualifications and training courses.
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