+44 (0) 203 5885 175

Membership opens the door to new business opportunities giving you access to the UK’s leading maritime business organisation, National Maritime. Membership is corporate, meaning that all your staff join, not just one individual within a business. Services are either free, exclusive to members or offered at a significant discount.

Start–up businesses (<12 months trading)

£150 / year + VAT

Local Authorities, Charitable status and Societies

£250 / year + VAT


£500 / year + VAT


Membership to the UK’s maritime cluster

We support businesses from our UK maritime hub, Blue Space, Dartford, Kent. Membership includes access to the UK’s leading maritime business organisation, National Maritime.

Priority member booking, free access or discounted rates at networking events, including an annual House of Commons networking lunch

We hold over 42 events each year enabling your business to make new connections and do business, including sector support workshops, seminars and trade events to support our key sectors. We offer members free access or discounted rates to many networking events. Members receive priority booking on all exhibition or sponsorship opportunities.

Access to UK government and maritime advisory bodies

We give all of our members a voice in the industry. We work in partnership with government and maritime advisory bodies to ensure that the strategic approach to supporting UK maritime business is total, not just for the selected few or at the highest level.

Increasing International trade

We work with global maritime trade associations and maritime clusters to facilitate overseas business on behalf of our members. We assist members to establish their products and services in emerging and existing global marine industries and access funding to expand in overseas markets by participating in various international exhibitions and forums.

Free representation and working groups

We further draw on our expertise and those of our membership to assist policymakers and promote issues and interests raised by the group. Our Blue Council helps to make links between policy-makers, stakeholders and our membership to ensure government understands the views of our members to drive economic growth. Members can access focused discussion forums which have been established to facilitate joint working and to help members address key issues.

One free session of business advice

Whether you’re a new start-up, an established business looking to grow or just need someone to talk to, we offer one hour of professional advice, guidance and information required to help you succeed.

Access to UK & European collaborative funding

We help our members to identify what type of funding is right for their business and advise how best to secure it.

Free assistance with the development of supply chains to win new business

The diversity of the UK maritime industry provides unique opportunities for growth, within both the domestic and export markets. We work with our members to form collaborative memberships and identify the most relevant supply chains to win work. We help members to find contracts, tenders and projects.

Ongoing business advice, support and mentoring

We can continue to help you on a fixed fee basis to access a range of specialist support services to make your businesses more efficient, more productive, more profitable and more successful.

Offer unique access to our web-sites member’s area

Search for the latest business opportunities, promote your services for free within the member’s directories, upload your logo, profile and review the latest member to member discounted offers across the organisations web sites.

Use of National Maritime and Jobs in Maritime logo’s

As a member access our logos for your website, items of stationery and selected marketing materials.

Bi-Monthly e-news bulletin

Receive the latest news, events, offers and business opportunities via #maritimeconnection, our National Maritime e-news bulletin. Each new member receives a free introduction within the bulletin.

Free use of Blue Space pods – Offices to let – discounts for all meeting, training rooms, conference facilities & workspace

Located equidistance from the Ports of Newhaven, Felixstowe and Dover, less than 15 minutes from the Ports of London, Tilbury and London Gateway, and 17 minutes from the centre of London by HS1, Blue Space our maritime hub and sustainable construction centre on the banks of the River Thames, Dartford provides office space, co-working, virtual office service, workshops, training and meeting rooms and a café. Members are free to use our business pods sited within the communal areas of the centre and access free Wi-Fi.

Discounted rates for job postings and a confidential tailored recruitment service

Post your next job vacancy via Jobs in Maritime and let thousands of potential candidates find you. Whether you are looking to recruit permanent staff through our global job-site or one of our experienced consultants, we play an active role in delivering a sustainable programme of support linked to personal workforce, community development and the growth of the maritime sector.

Advertising offers for e-news bulletins and web-site

Members receive discounted advertising rates to promote their business on the National Maritime e-bulletin and Jobs in Maritime website.


We believe that one multi-skilled team will always deliver more focused consultations and campaigns. Maritime industries respond best to a single approach and brand experience, no matter how they choose to engage. We offer members a full consultancy service from investment, project, event, public relations and reputational risk management.

Share best practice

Join National Maritime, and share with members your extensive knowledge, expertise and insights about the wide range of issues that will shape the future of maritime industries and the challenges that face the maritime sector.

Discounted Member 2 Member offers

This is a free service available to members to make exclusive offers to other members on the National Maritime web-site. The offer can include your logo and a photo if applicable including your link to a pdf or website. Simply give us the details of the offer and we will put it on the website for you (In the members download area). Member Offers are widely promoted on the National Maritime website, via Bi-monthly e-bulletins, raising your business profile.


Get in touch

+44 (0) 203 5885 175
Mon - Fri 9AM - 5:30PM
Blue Space, Dartford, DA1 5FW