The Nautical Archaeology Society (NAS) is delighted to announce that Peter Green has joined the Board of Trustees, bringing his unique depth of experience of the maritime world and its key industries to enhance our planning and strategy going forward.
Lloyd’s Register (LR) has agreed to sell its business assurance and cyber security division to Goldman Sachs Asset Management as the company focuses on maritime activities.
National Maritime unveils exciting plans for Maritime and Sustainable Technology hub in key port town of Newhaven, Sussex
Blue Space at the Marine Workshops is the redevelopment of a stunning heritage site into a Maritime and Sustainable Technology hub in Newhaven and is set to reinvigorate the area’s industry and bring huge opportunities for jobs, training, and investment into the area.
The Skylark IX Recovery Trust announced ambitious plans to secure a bright future for the much-loved Skylark IX ‘Dunkirk Little Ship’ at the heart of a new immersive heritage experience and boatbuilding training centre in Dumbarton.
We are pleased to announce the further strengthening of our SME Maritime Working Group with the appointment of three new sector champions .
The New Zealand Defence Force has issued a request for information on design and build solutions for an eventual ice-strengthened offshore patrol vessel that the Royal New Zealand Navy would operate in the Southern Ocean and Antarctic’s Ross Sea for at least four months per year.
Several ship-building companies are likely to respond to the RFI, including Damen Naval Naval and FINCANTIERI S.p.A. subsidiary VARD Group.
What could be better than getting money off, member discounts, freebies, V.I.P access and free coffee? Having a smart little card to show…of course.
Freshly minted Members Privilege cards are yours for the asking as long as you are a registered member of Blue Prime; and why wouldn’t you be? National Maritime have the largest SME Maritime Network in the UK, and to be a member of Blue Prime, means you can access all the free benefits you get with it.
So, if you’re a Maritime SME get registered, and if you are one of the many that already are, get in touch, we will send you the card and you can start using it. It can be used to access our member discounts and offers and you can use it when you come into our Maritime Hub in Dartford to book a meeting pod with free parking, free Wi-Fi and a free coffee included. Soon we will be ‘actually meeting’ and organising physical events again which includes bringing back our popular networking breakfasts and even more popular ‘Pitch & Pitcher’ evenings.
To register for Blue Prime membership and qualify for the members privilege card, go to:
Blue Prime – National Maritime (nmdg.co.uk)
We can’t always meet in person but we can always form a virtual connection, which is almost as good and you don’t need to iron a shirt.
To that aim, National Maritime have created a brand-new Facebook Group, where our Blue Prime members can interact with each other; post ideas, news, collaborations, new innovations, questions and concerns. This forum will support business and develop relationships that will make progress happen. We need input from our SME’s to Inform the SME Maritime Working Group about the key issues that affect the sector, in order to progress concerns and offer solutions at a governmental level. We want to create a fertile ground for business to grow; it’s all done here.
If you are a SME that works in or with the Maritime industry and you source, service or produce in the UK you can register to Blue Prime and become a member of the UK’s Largest SME Maritime Network and enjoy all the free benefits that entails, one of which is access to this new online forum.
We are a community of UK Maritime SMEs, enjoying access to services and content for free. We believe in making it easier for companies to access the right business support and advice, which is why we operate a ‘Pay as you Go’ membership service, providing a more value-added solution than the traditional trade association membership model. We do not ask you to pay membership fees, only pay when you require our services.
- Company listing on Blue Prime, the online directory for UK maritime SME
- Exclusive access to our Blue Prime on-line networking group
- Authorised use of official UK quality marks and National Maritime logos
- Receive ‘Maritime Connection’, our bi-monthly e-newsletter sent to your in-box
- Access to the National Maritime SME Working v
- One hour business advice clinic with a Maritime Enterprise Development Mentor
- Book lounge areas & business pods for meetings at any Blue Space maritime hub with free Wi-Fi
- Discounts on meeting and training room hire at any Blue Space maritime hub
- Invitations to National Maritime member-only events
- Entitlement to member offers and discounts on networking events, goods and services
- Receive a Blue Prime Privilege Card to help access all member offers
- First to hear about and book National Maritime’s local and international events
Simply upload your business, promote your services & offer a reward that appeals to your customers. Make the maritime connection and start doing business today.
Tim Munn – Consultant for Iconsys and XDMC
As we continue to rethink and transform the global supply chain model to help best drive trade and growth on behalf of UK maritime SMEs, I am delighted that our Maritime Sustainability Technology Champion Tim Munn will be co-chairing with our future SME Maritime Working Group meetings.
The purpose of the SME Maritime Working Group is to bring together the best specialists or ‘sector champions’ to examine key issues, make valuable connections, share best practices and suggest improved approaches to develop strong sustainable supply chains and encourage a collaborative approach for the long-term success of the whole sector.
South London born but brought up on the Isle of Wight, Tim moved up north to start his career as an electrical engineer. After a whirlwind romance in Brazil, where he met and married his wife of 15 years, he moved back to the UK and settled down to bring up their two boys. In 2006 he started working for ABB – offshore & marine, as an engineer and progressed to a senior position there in business development. With many years of experience under his belt he has now embarked on a new chapter of his career, consulting for Iconsys – Automated Technology Solutions and XDM Controls. He resides in Doncaster now, indulging his hobby of home automation systems, when he has a spare minute, and looks forward to travelling back to his second home in Southern Brazil as soon as he is can.
As an industry stalwart, Tim is a great champion of our cause and this new position will see him broadening his skills further.