With the Superyacht UK annual AGM soon approaching, a fantastic opportunity has arisen to join the Association Executive Committee and help support the marine industry within the superyacht sector.
As a group, the SYUK Committee supports its members, promotes the UK superyacht sector as well as products manufactured and services available on an international scale, hosts and supports events throughout the annual industry calendar and assists in the recruitment and retention of members. The Committee also guides British Marine on the priorities for Superyacht UK, ensuring our trade body is representing the issues that most affect members.
Members who sit on the Committee hear briefings from the British Marine team on key industry issues, including events, changes in regulation, government updates and more.
We understand the time of the Committee is precious and their own business needs are a priority, so to ensure they have full support from British Marine, each association is allocated an Association Executive who manages the administration and planning of the committee commitments. As a member of the Committee, members are asked to attend a quarterly meeting including the annual AGM, these meetings last between one and two hours. The meetings currently take place via Zoom but in normal circumstances are face to face at an agreed and central location for the Committee members.
In addition to these meetings, several social and business events take place which Committee members are encouraged to attend and from previous feedback, benefit from attending. These have included The Superyacht UK Young Designer Competition, Monaco Yacht Show and The Superyacht Tour of Excellence which have provided a brilliant platform to promote the association to a wider audience as well as supporting the younger generation who are looking for a career within the superyacht sector. This gives the Committee a chance to really shout about what they do and get involved in unique projects and on the water activities.
Given the challenges many members have faced and are facing due to COVID-19 and Brexit, it is more important than ever that the Committee supports its association members, helping them chart a course to overcome the many obstacles they are currently facing. We want to ensure we have a Committee in place who represents various sectors within the industry who can share their knowledge and skills with the members and that’s where you come in!
If the above sounds of interest to you, or you have a colleague who springs to mind, please contact JSargeant@britishmarine.co.uk