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Women in Marine Industry

Event date: 18/09/2019

Event time: 4:00pm to 5:30pm

British Marine invites our members and Boat Show exhibitors to the Women in Marine reception, sponsored by Barton Marine.

All women working in the marine industry, at all levels, are welcome to the event which takes place on Wednesday 18 September from 16.00 - 17.30. The event will take place in the new British Marine lounge within Southampton International Boat Show, powered by Borrow A Boat.

This event is your chance to network with like minded individuals, industry professionals, influential figures and connect with new and familiar acquaintances.

This year's Women in Marine event will feature guest speakers who will be introduced by Lesley Robinson - CEO, British Marine.

We are excited to announce this year’s guest speakers, Dawn Ramsay, UK & Eire Country Manager, Navico and Lottie Harland, Founder and Trustee, Ausome Charity

HMS Spirits will be welcoming guests with complimentary beverages, followed by bubbles and canapés.  

Please note: this is a free to attend event but registration is essential, all British Marine members can register by following the 'book now' button below. If are you are not a member but Boat Show exhibitor please RVSP to Johanna, by 13th September 2019. 

Dawn Ramsay


Dawn Ramsay has over 35 years of experience and service in the Marine Industry.

She started her career at Autohelm on the assembly line before moving into service and then sales, she rose through the ranks to become Senior Sales Manager at Raytheon and then as we know it today Raymarine with around 25 years of service. working around the world in the UK, Europe, Scandinavia, Australia Southeast Asia , and helped to firmly place Raymarine as a market leader in both power and sail with OEM’S and distributors alike.

Dawn was recruited in 2006 to head up UK Sales at Garmin and take on as well as Marine the challenge of the fast moving and ever changing world of consumer electronics. With a holistic approach to the challenge she soon put Garmin on the map and quickly rose to the role of General Manager of the UK division

Dawn was very keen to get back in to the marine Industry and has now been at Navico for just over 2 years where she is UK Country Manager and acting COO FOR Europe .

At the Marine Trades Association Dinner in March 2019, Dawn was awarded the Woman of the Year in the Marine Industry 2018-2019.

Lottie Harland


Diagnosed with autism at 8 years old, Lottie Harland, found that through sailing, she was able to grow and develop into the person she is today. Lottie found that people in the sailing community were incredibly supportive and understood the challenges faced by those with autism. While sailing Optimists, Toppers and Laser crafts, Lottie found that sailing allowed her an escape from the incredibly difficult days in schools that did not know how to meet her special needs.

Lottie started the Ausome Charity to help other autistic people create personal skills and find life changing experiences and and inspiration through sailing while educating the public about autism so that others had an easier life than she had known. The founders of the charity determined that training a crew of autistic sailors for the 2019 Rolex Fastnet Race was a suitable feat to help accomplish the goals of the Ausome Charity. Lottie will bring this experience to life in her presentation and share the benefits that sailing provides for supporters and autistic people alike.


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