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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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General News

If you manufacture or import plastic packaging into the UK, you may need to register for PPT, submit a PPT return and pay any tax due.
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General News

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Book now to secure your place as this will be the last Hire Boat Code course we are delivering this year!

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Save the date! British Marine Boat Retailers and Brokers Dinner

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General News

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More than 220,000 businesses are being contacted by HMRC to urge them to move to the UK’s new streamlined customs IT platform - To continue importing goods, businesses must use the service to make import declarations, after 30 September this year.


EU releases new “Blue Guide” for product safety regulation

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The latest revision of The Blue Guide, dealing with the implementation of EU product rules, has been published by the Commission. The Guide covers most EU legislation (i.e. Recreational Craft, Machinery, Marine Equipment, and many others)