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British Marine welcomes Robert Parton

Robert Parton has been appointed as president of the UK marine industry trade association British Marine.

Robert, who has served as president-elect for the past two years, will take on the role with effect from 18 July 2024.

Robert is owner and MD of Aqueduct Marina, an inland marina and boat yard in Cheshire that opened in 2009 when he saw the need to diversify with his family’s dairy business.

Under his leadership, Aqueduct Marina has grown to employ 35 people across its boatyard, marina, caravan site, café, and brokerage, and has earned accolades such as The Yacht Harbour Association (TYHA) Gold Anchors and Clean Marina accreditation.

Together, we can foster a more innovative and responsible marine industry.

Robert Parton

He has been an active member of British Marine for more than a decade, is a marina and boatyard operative and end point assessor and quality assurer for British Marine.

His career with British Marine has also involved serving as chair of the Midlands committee, sitting on three British Marine association committees and the British Marine board.

He aims to help British Marine members navigate the increasing legislative requirements related to sustainability.

His recent advocacy at the Fund British Waterways event in Westminster also underscores his dedication to securing vital resources for maintaining the UK’s inland waterways.

“I am honoured and more than a little surprised to find myself assuming the role of president at such a pivotal time for our industry,” he said.

“My focus will be on driving environmental sustainability and enhancing training opportunities across our membership. Together, we can foster a more innovative and responsible marine industry.”

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