Join the ​​COVID-19: Industry Briefing and Q&A webinar

British Marine is introducing a new weekly Webinar for members. All British Marine members are invited to join the first one titled COVID-19: Industry Briefing and Q&A webinar on Thursday 9 April at 11-12 noon.

​​Designed to bring British Marine members up to speed on the very latest COVID-19 news and industry specific advice, the session will have a focus on furloughing and the impact that it may have on your business, followed by a general COVID-19 Q&A.


The expert panel leading the webinar will be Brian Clark (Head of External Affairs), Ross Wombwell (Head of Technical Services), Simon Boyd (Head of Membership Services), Jon White (Head of British Marine Participation) and Jon Partridge (CEO Commercial at RS Sailing).


If you have a question for the panel, please submit it in advance by e-mailing with the subject line ‘COVID-19: Question for Industry Briefing webinar’ or Tweet it to us  The panel will aim to answer as many as possible during the session.


To secure your place, please register by clicking the button below. After registering, you will receive confirmation and joining instructions.

Please note that this event is open to British Marine members only. Any non-members wishing to attend should email


Thereafter, the weekly webinar will take place every Thursday between 11-12 noon. Future sessions will cover a multitude of different topics including Brexit, ethical exhibiting, apprenticeships and open forum sessions.


Members can also visit our dedicated Covid-19 Microsite to stay up-to-date with the latest developments and for answers to some of the most frequently asked questions.

​Can your business help the fight against COVID-19?

​​​The Government is asking for businesses, where possible, to offer COVID-19 support.  The support needed includes things like:

  • Protective equipment for healthcare workers, such as masks, gowns and sanitiser
  • Transport and logistics, for moving goods or people
  • Manufacturing equipment
  • Warehouse or office space, for medical use or storage
  • Expertise or support on IT, manufacturing, construction, project management, procurement or engineering

Click the button below to directly tell the Government how your business might be able to help with the response to COVID-19. 

You’ll be asked some questions about the type of support you can give, and you’ll be contacted as soon as possible if needed. 


Could your business help Network Rail develop PPE supply capability?

​​​British Marine has received a request from the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy to ask if any members can help Network Rail. Network Rail are seeking alternative designs and manufacturing techniques for Face Masks and Face Visors, that creates a new and additional supply capability to provide these key devices. 

This initiative does not seek to influence or disrupt the supply chain for the traditional masks and visors and as such, Network Rail are looking to collaborate with manufacturers who do not currently produce traditional face masks and visors but who can suggest alternative materials, solutions or method of manufacturing and that are still able to conform with specifications within this document.

Still time to apply to the Board of Directors

Due to the extraordinary challenges that the industry is currently facing as a consequence of Covid-19, British Marine is extending the date for applications for a number of positions on the Board of Directors for the British Marine Group until Friday 10 April.

Click the button for further details and application forms.