The UK has the largest marine sector in Europe, employing more than 360,000 people and contributing £19 billion gross value added, with Hampshire being right at the heart. Many marine businesses are based here in the New Forest, ranging from shipping, boat building and marine engineering to marine technology and leisure marine.
The New Forest’s location supports a thriving marine sector, the ongoing growth of which is a key focus as NFBP works to deliver the New Forest’s economic development strategy in 2019.
Our annual networking and support meeting for marine sector businesses – and others who do business with marine businesses – is a great opportunity to tell your story, share your successes, raise your concerns and learn from each other. We will also hear updates from Stuart Baker and Kevin George of Solent LEP, James Ward of Marine Resources, Keith Longman of Berthon and Sean Langdon of Discovery Yachts.
This business briefing is over breakfast, leaving plenty of time for discussion and networking. Come along to find out what other businesses are doing and how they are growing their business in 2019.