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lesley robinsonDisrupted times offer great opportunity, provided you are prepared and bold enough to drive the agenda. This is why we have embraced an ambitious and exciting vision – a thriving industry delivering amazing on water experiences for everyone. It summarises our realistic ambition for British Marine’s members out to 2025 and beyond.

To drive that vision into reality, British Marine has created its first National Agenda. It is an achievable and measurable plan that has been carefully crafted by our executive team in close collaboration
with elected member representatives.

We promise that:

  • The National Agenda is an assertive plan that is being implemented now and against which we will regularly measure, report and update.
  • British Marine’s deep skills and resources will be directed towards areas of most impact for members.
  • Members will be placed front and centre of all British Marine activities with service that is personalised to needs, easily accessible and always available.
  • Quality will pervade everything we do, to provide the best membership experiences and influence the raising of standards across the whole industry.

Summarising, our Mission is to deliver outstanding services, representation and products to promote the sustainable success of our members.

This National Agenda is a clear declaration of British Marine’s determination to play a significant and measurable role in supporting you, our members. I commend it to you as our pole star for a bright
future and look forward to your input and engagement in coming months.

Lesley Robinson

CEO, British Marine

Download our full National Agenda here




Download the 2021 update on the National Agenda Here


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The MCA has released a new public consultation on the Merchant Shipping (Fire Protection) Regulations 2023, which would replace the Merchant Shipping (Fire Protection) Regulations 2003 (SI 2003/2950) and the Merchant Shipping (Fire Protection: Large Ships) Regulations (SI 1998/1012).

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IMM (Intermediate Marina Manager) Course – Monday 3 to Thursday 6 October 2022, Dubai

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British Marine welcomes new recommendations from the Law Commission to hold weddings on board

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The report provides recommendations to the government following a public consultation in September 2020, seeking views on the current law related to marriage.

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Boating Tourism in Scotland Survey 2022

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HSE reiterate its guidance on safe use of stepladders and ladders at work

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To help make sure you use the right type of ladder, and that you know how to use it safely, the HSE website has updated guidance on staying safe when using ladders at work.

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DEFRA introduces and seeks views on Highly Protected Marine Areas (HPMA)

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Introducing the new Environmental Innovation Showcase at the Southampton International Boat Show

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Paul Gullett named new British Marine President

21 Jul 2022

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Robert Parton named President-Elect and Matthew Beckwith named Chair