During TheYachtMarket.com Southampton Boat Show British Marine paid tribute to its membership at the fifth edition of its British Marine Awards, hosted at a gala dinner sponsored by Dominion Domains.
Seven British Marine member companies were recognised for their commitment to their staff, training and skills development, as well as the very special Marine Charity of the Year award.
We were proud to be announced as award winners with British Marine President, Greg Munford, presenting the Best Training & Development Award for under 20 employees to us.
Best Training & Development Award - under 20 employees
Winner: Topsail Insurance
The judges noted the clear training and development opportunities within the company. They were also impressed by its commitment to ensure that every staff member attends a minimum of one training course per year.
Topsail Insurance Managing Director, Chris McGowan said: “Topsail Insurance prides itself on the growth of its team and staff members. Four current members of staff joined Topsail Insurance as apprentices and have progressed through the business and are now a valuable part of our international company.
"We have implemented a successful training programme and provide opportunities for each person to progress and develop their careers. Winning this award comes as nice recognition for us as we have taken on our fifth apprentice who is a great addition to the team.”
Other fellow award winners included Harken UK, Superyacht Tenders and Toys, Pendennis Shipyard and Wetwheels. There were also special mentions for Marine Resources Recruitment and Oceanair.
British Marine’s Chief Executive, Lesley Robinson, praised all the winners and entrants: “It gives us great pleasure to honour these member companies, which have placed such a clear focus on supporting and growing the skills of their employees and creating enjoyable work environments.
"These member companies are a testament to what makes marine such a great industry to work in.”
Congratulations to all of our fellow British Marine members on their award winning success and recognition.