Wednesday 25th October 2017
We can confirm the Annual Dinner and AGM will once again be held at the Lakeside Hotel, Windermere on Thursday 18th and Friday 19th January, following a similar format to last year.
We have again booked the entire hotel’s rooms for the night of Thursday 18th January as our membership numbers continue to grow. Rooms will be charged at £110.00 for single occupancy, £165.00 for double occupancy. Rooms will be limited to two per company initially to give all chance to attend, but, as always, we will try to accommodate everyone who wishes to attend.
Please send your confirmation of attendance and accommodation requirements to the Secretary, Mark Ranson and NOT direct to the hotel.
Should you have any items to be considered for the AGM agenda, please also forward them to the Secretary. We will be circulating more details and a draft agenda in due course.
Norman Finlay, a highly respected marine surveyor and the founder of the National Workboat Association (NWA), has been awarded an MBE for ‘Services to UK Shipping’. Following the Lifetime Achievement award presented to Mr Finlay at Seawork in 2013, this MBE is further recognition of the dedication and commitment he has shown, throughout a long and illustrious career, to the maritime and workboat industries.
Following on from the Members Survey earlier this year, we have been working on refining the ways in which we communicate with our members – and updating our newsletter has been a key element of this. To ensure that we’re providing a service that best meets your needs and interests, we’d like to give you the opportunity to provide your feedback.
In our final ‘Member Profile’ of 2017, we catch up with Dave McNaughtan, General Manager at Delta Marine, for his view on where opportunities lie for growth in the marine energy sector.