Meet the Whilton Marina Team
Whilton Marina is supported by a strong, enthusiastic and hands on sales team to help all our customers with the process of buying or selling their narrow boat. We pride ourselves on our family work ethic and approach to customer care with over 30 years combined knowledge of the marine industry.
Robert Steele - Director
Robert's grandfather David Steele founded Whilton Marina back in 1971, Robert has been involved in the business from a young age and now is the director of the company.
Robert loves the outdoors, including cycling. He is the proud owner of Tilly, the Whilton Marina mascot, who he enjoys taking out on long walks. He is also a keen supporter of The Cobblers (Northampton town FC).
Harvey Beaumont - Sales Manager
Harvey is our sales manager. Harvey joined Whilton Marina in March 2018 after spending 10 years selling sports cars for a local business. Harvey knew the Marina well after spending most of his childhood living at Whilton village and in the local area.
Harvey loves his sports cars and spending Sundays out on a walk with his family.
Ian Burnage - Sales Team
Ian joined us in March 2021 after spending 5 years working as a branch manager for a local chandlery business, he has spent many years working within the boat industry covering most aspects including boat maintenance, repairs and sales.
Combining work with his hobby, Ian is very knowledgeable and is a great asset to the team.
Dave Greener - Sales Team
Dave joined us in March 2023 after a long career in HM Forces. Whilst Dave has an engineering background, he now follows his passion of working in the marine industry.
In his spare time, Dave is a keen boater and motorcyclist, and he loves to travel.
Jules Davies - Sales Team
Jane Pollard - Marketing Exec
Jane joined us in April 2023 after spending 11 years working for a busy marketing agency.
Jane enjoys classic cars, caravanning, photography and long walks with her dog.
Corinne Hyde - Accounts
Jemma Garcia - Accounts
Matthew Emery - Workshop Manager
Matthew has been with Whilton Marina for 8 years. He previously worked as a CAD/Machine Engineer for an F1 company. Matthew looks after a team of engineers and carpenters here at the marina.
Matthew enjoys watching formula one, visiting London, sports cars and walking his dog in the countryside.
Steve Gill - Yardman
Steve joined us in August 2018 as a yardman, after volunteering in Africa on a game reserve. Steve's ambition is to one day to have an influence on British wildlife and conservation. In the meantime Steve enjoys his marina working life helping out with our maintenance tasks and boat moving.
Steve loves his animals and is lucky enough to have 3 Lizards including uyromastix lizards, rats, a turtle and a tortoise that will grow to be the third largest species in the world, not forgetting his two dogs.
Barry Nother - Engineer
Barry has been with the Marina for 6 years after spending 20 years with the AA.
Barry enjoys holidays with his family and walking his dog along the canal.
Tim Burr - Engineer
Keith Ellis - Yardman
Sam Goodyer - Welder
Adrian Hall - Carpenter