Published on: 06 January 2022
Firstly, I am delighted to join British Marine as Commercial Director.
By way of an introduction, I started my career in B2B publishing working within the key vertical markets of transport, logistics, IT, agriculture and HR. All involved working closely with relevant trade bodies and associations on helping them recruit and develop new employees to their relevant industries. The insight I gained specifically with the CIPD (Chartered Institute of Personnel Development) led me to be one of the launch directors of totaljobs.com.
For the last nine years I then worked at wowcher.co.uk, which I joined at launch. I set up the UK and Ireland sales and analysis operations. Ultimately my team delivered 1000’s of new weekly offers to our 23m subscribers – or quite simply new customers to our clients. All my roles existed to help customers grow their business through candidate and customer acquisition.
I have held an affinity with the water since childhood with many visits to the London Boat show and to Cowes as a family. I have passed that passion onto our children with numerous Sunsail and Mark Warner holidays over the years. This has now translated to me spending every spare moment bankside supporting my boys flourishing rowing careers with Guildford rowing club junior squad at heads, regattas, and championships all over the UK.
I have spent my first few weeks at British Marine immersing myself with members’ businesses, gaining valuable insight into the complexities of the UK Leisure Marine sector. I would like to publicly thank the teams at Aqueduct Marina, Cockwells, Pendennis, Sunsail, Sunseeker, TBS Boats and ABC Boat Hire who gave up so much valuable time in facilitating my learning. Over the coming weeks I am meeting with Barton Marine, Haven KJ, Olesinski, Inspiration Marine, Barnes Brinkcraft and finally spending the day all things Thames based with British Marine Non-Executive Director Matthew Beckwith.
A few weeks into this role I see enormous opportunities in providing better and more cost-effective services to our current and future members. Can’t wait!!!