Where we’ve been and who we’ve seen – 1 March

Every week representatives of British Marine meet with industry partners, industry stakeholders, regulatory bodies, government officials, members of Parliament etc. But why do we have these meetings? They represent a very important part of the membership service that British Marine delivers to its 1600 member companies. In this new regular feature, British Marine provides a short update on where its team has been and who they have met with, but more importantly why those meetings took place, what the benefit to the membership was and which sectors of the membership those meetings were most relevant to.

Environment Agency’s Thames Navigation User Forum
Brian Clark attended this regular stakeholder catch-up, where he tasked the Environment Agency (EA) with providing details on its navigation spend over the past 10 years. This is to help British Marine make a case to the UK Government for more investment in the EA specifically for its navigation duties.

Marine Management Organisation (MMO)
Brian also attended one of a series of workshops the MMO is running to engage stakeholders on marine planning and marine conservation zones. He helped the MMO understand the practicalities for the industry in compliance with the legislation and what information is needed from the MMO to help the industry plan for potential changes.

British Marine Insurance, Finance & Legal Services Association (IFLSA)

Sarah Dhanda and Ross Wombwell attended the IFLSA Training Day in London which covered an array of subjects, including an update on the new Recreational Craft Regulations. The highlight was a case study showing the risks to a marina business and the implications for those working in the insurance, finance and legal professions. It was a well attended event and there are plans to run more of these training days in the future.

This story is from British Marine.

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