MDL Marinas announces latest accreditation for top-level manager

By | February 7, 2019

MDL Marinas is delighted to announce that Kerry Marriott, MDL’s Head of Operations (Central and Chichester), has achieved her Certified Marina Professional accreditation under the umbrella of British Marine and Global Marina Institute.

After completing her Advanced Marina Manager’s course in Athens, Greece in 2018, Kerry was presented with her professional certification in January at a British Marine and Global Marina Institute meeting.

Pictured: Kerry Marriott with her accreditation certificate.

In order to achieve professional accreditation, Kerry required extensive industry experience (a minimum of five years in a marina management position or ten years relevant management experience which she gained at MDL) and to attend both the Intermediate and Advanced Marina Management British Marine training courses.

Kerry joined MDL in 2000 and has forged her career from an administrator to Head of Operations. Over the past 12 months she has been managing MDL’s Hamble, Southampton and Chichester Harbour Marinas, as well as finding the time to study.

“The course was very interesting,” says Kerry. “We studied with other marina professionals from a wide variety of nationalities and backgrounds. We have similar challenges all over the world with weather, and depth, and had a wonderful time sharing experiences and learning from one another. I’d like to thank both MDL and British Marine for their help and support in achieving this long-held goal.

“I love being around the water and MDL,” she continues. “It’s very much a people business, and it’s lovely to be able to make changes which make our marinas even better for customers. Plus I get to work with our outstanding teams, who are always keen to put new ideas into practice.”

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