Meet the Team

Meet the End Point Assessment Team

At British Marine we have a highly knowledgeable and experienced team of independent end point assessors and quality assurers. Get to know a little bit about the team below, contact us if you have any questions or an interest in becoming and end point assessor. 

Natasha Joyce (Tasha)
Operations Manager 

Tasha comes from 20 years in further education, predominantly apprenticeships.

Holding a teaching, assessing and IQA qualification, alongside safeguarding, Mental Health First Aid and Business Administration.

Tasha comes with a wealth of experience of quality and compliance in the apprenticeship world and has worked with many training providers and EPAO’s in her time.


Alison Wakelin

Marina and Boatyard Operative.

Managing Director of Ems- worth Yacht Harbour, an independent, family owned marina and boatyard on Chichester

Harbour. Alison has been involved with EYH since the 1990s when her parents first bought into the business, and she became MD in 2006. She has taken EYH into the Gold Anchor scheme, reaching 5 Gold Anchors in 2023 and is proud to have won Coastal Marina of the Year, less than 250 berths, in both 2021 and 2022. Alison is a Certified Marina Manager (CMM.) A part of the Trailblazer Employer group which established the Marina and Boatyard Operative Level 2 apprenticeship standard.


Andrew Barratt

Boatbuilder End Point Assessor

Andrew has worked in the East Coast boat yards since the mid-90’s until taking up a lecturing post in Boat- building at Lowestoft College in 2007.

In 2013 Andrew moved to the IBTC as manger/ director where her oversee work for Coastal Communities Grant including setting up a boatbuilding hub, water taxi restoration and set up of a sawmill at the facility as well as the day to day running of the college and commercial unit.


Chris Edmonds

Lead End Point Assessor, Boatbuilder, Marina and Boatyard Operative and Marine Engineer

Chris is one of British Marines independent End Point Assessors and IQA’s for Boatbuilder, Marine Engineer and Marina and Boatyard Operative apprenticeships for the EPAO.

A Shipwright by trade Chris worked for over 40 years in the marine industry before turning his focus to skills development and apprentice training.

He currently has a lecturing and quality assurance role at City College Plymouth


Duncan Weeks

Lead End Point Assessor, Boatbuilder and Marine Engineer

Duncan is British Marines lead independent End Point Assessor for Marine Engineer, Boatbuilder and Marina and Boatyard Operative.
Duncan is a time served shipwright, with many years in the marine industry and training in the marine sector. Duncan supports the team and keeps himself up to date with all the innovation happening in the sector. 


Mick Bettesworth BSc MRICS CMP

End Point Assessor for Marina
and Boatyard Operative

Mick is a Chartered Surveyor with over 34 years’ experience in industry disciplines including, marina management, dry stack and boatyard management to name a few. Mick has been operating his own Marina Consultancy business worldwide for the last 10 years. Mick was the founding Chairman of the GMI, is CMM number 27 and a regular speaker at global conferences. The Chairman of the BM Training Committee, he was involved in the original setting up of the Intermediate and Advanced Marina Management Schools in Europe and has lectured at schools in the UK, Europe, the USA and Australia.


Owen Davies

Marine Electrician & Marine Engineer End Point Assessor

Owen has a wealth of experience in the marine industry starting as a Marine Engineer where he spent 5 years working at sea before coming shoreside to work in various engineering roles before taking up roles at Bournemouth & Poole College (Lecturer and Lead IQA) and the Warsash Maritime School (Lecturer) He holds a foundation degree in Marine Engineering, teaching qualification, assessors & IQA qualification and EPA qualification as well as being an approved trainer by British Marine and NMEA . Owen has a passion for developing the highest standard of teaching and assessment and developing a space to explore ideas utilising digital technology.


Paul Williams

Lead Internal Quality Assurer to all End Point Assessment Standards.

Paul works closely with the British Marine Independent End Point Assessors, Operations Manager, Head of Training and Training Providers to ensure high quality assessment design and delivery, in line with British Marine’s Internal Quality Assurance strategy.

With over 25 years of experience in the marine engineering, automotive engineering , refrigeration engineering and both national and international education sectors, Paul is a consultant and subject matter expert in his fields. Paul is also the author of the Apprentice Training Manual (Engineering)


Richard Broden-Cowell

End Point Assessor Marine Electrician

Richard Broden-Cowell has a lifetime of experience within the marine electrical industry,

much of it as Managing Director of Sure Power Marine, or working with companies such as Sunseeker International Ltd, Discovery Yachts, Le-Purple Marine and Hamble Yacht Services, to name but a few. He also has many years experience teaching the skills of boat electrics, as a college lecturer within the FE sector. Richard currently sits on the BMEEA council and ongoing review and development of the BMEEA code of practice. Richard is an approved and certificated lecturer for British Marine, to deliver the BMET, MEI and AMEI courses.


Robert Parton

Marina and Boatyard Operative
End Point Assessor

Robert is the owner and Managing Director of Aqueduct Marina, an Inland marina and boat yard in Cheshire.

The marina was opened in 2009 and now employs 35 people across the boat yard, marina, caravan site, cafeĢ and brokerage.
He is currently sitting on three of the British Marine association committees and on the BM Management board.

Amongst other interests are a season ticket at Old Trafford, a set of golf clubs and a Pilates mat to provide some light relief.


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