It’s only a matter of weeks now till the Crick Boat Show so we thought it would be nice for you to get to know our team before you arrive!
Marketing at Venetian and Whilton Marina (plus anything else thrown at me!).
As we are a small team, my job can be extremely very varied from; Creating narrow boat brochures, Organising trade shows (such as the Crick Boat Show), Creating any marketing material, Website editing, Speaking to customers, Answering the phone, Liaising with Waterways World and Towpath talk for our trade advertising, Helping get Venetian Marina Narrow boat sales started and Updating social media sites such as You tube, Facebook and twitter.
: Degree in business and an interest in boating
Name: Andy Robinson
Sales ManagerStart date:
A long time agoJob description:
Responsible for the day to day operation of the MarinaSkills sets:
Trained in Navy, like sales, marketing, engineering, love all ships and boats, enjoy getting people a float on the Inland water ways, with a canal boat that is correct for them.
Name: Adrian Dawson
: Sales ExecutiveStart date:
Responsible for boat sales and after sales, and any other enquiries through sales office.Skills sets:
Time served maintenance engineer. A professional musician for 12 years.
Name: Bo Robinson
Start date: 19 yearsJob description:
Repairs all the boats that need over plating work or welding in general.Skills sets:
Expert at Stick or Arc welding
Name: Chris Goodyer
Trainee WelderStart date:
Work with Bo and is learning all the skills needed to be an Arc Welder, doing very well and has already fabricated fuel tanks and gas lockers signed off by Marine SurveyorsSkills sets:
Worked in the boating industry since leaving school has an interest in vintage boats and boats finished to a high standard.
Name: Dickie Grant
Marine EngineerStart date:
3 yearsJob description:
Does all sorts of marine engineering work he does our stern gears and has a wealth of boating experienceSkills sets:
Previously helped manage the engineering side of a local hire fleet
Name: Keith Ellis
Sales Start date:
12 yearsJob description
: Keith does most of the boat moving within the marina he will get boats out of the water for surveys, checking of boats when they are left with us for brokerage and he does a high percentage of the handovers
Skills sets: Years of boating experience good at doing hand overs and explaining boats systems
Name: Mark Sweeny
Engineering ForemanStart date:
6 yearsJob description:
Looks after the engineering team and manages all the engineering that happens at the marina.Skills sets:
Good at sorting out all the problems that boats have, Electrical systems and Engines are his speciality but he can turn his hands to most things.
Name: Pete Childs
: 19 yearsJob Description
: All the marinas carpentry workSkills sets:
Had his own boat fitting company called Ebony Narrow boats which produced high specification narrow boats.
Name: Paul Mohammed
Marina Compound Security and Boat BlackingStart date:
3 monthsJob description and Skills set:
Paul has had boats for many years he enjoys working on them and does a superb job when blacking the boats for us.Name: Dave EvansJob role:
Sales ExecutiveStart date:
May 2013Job description
: Employed to not only sell boats, but also to ensure the customer has an enjoyable experience whilst at the Marina and afterwards!!!Skills sets:
Sales and Marketing, ‘Driven’ and an interest in the outdoors.Name: Ray (Retired BUT returning from Exile in Gozo)Job role:
Sales ExecutiveStart date:
Worked for Whilton for 4 years Job description
: Responsible for the sales process, Ray also managing all the boats manuals and was a senior member of the sales team before he retired. Had the nick name “Reliable Ray”Skill sets:
Worked in the packaging industry, and also ran his own pub, prior to starting with WhiltonName: Fred StampJob Role:
Sales NegotiatorStart Date:
Feb 2013Job description and skill sets:
Spent over 30 years in the Automotive industry in Operations, Sales, Marketing and Business Development and decided to swop many years of travelling on tarmac for a new career on the waterways! Responsible for negotiating and completing a professional transaction between a vendor and purchaser and watching happy customers sail off into the sunset with a big smile on their face.