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BMF and MIAA unite to raise standards and professionalism in the international marina industry

NEWS - Global Marina Industries
NEWS — Global Marina Industries

British Marine Federation (BMF) and Marina Industries Association of Australia (MIAA) have reached agreement to form Global Marina Industries (GMI), a combination of their marina training and certification programs on an international level.

The GMI will provide education, training and certification for marinas and marina staff to raise standards and professionalism within the marina industry in Europe, Australia, Asia and the rest of the world, excluding the USA.

The new organisation will be chaired by Mick Bettesworth CMM, CCO of MDL Marinas Group PLC, and a board of directors including Sarah Dhanda, director of business development BMF; Debbie Burns CMM, marina manager Ocean Village Marina (UK) and chair of UK/Europe CMM Group; Jeff d’Albora, director of MIAA; Steve Sammes CMM, director MIAA, general manager of Gold Coast Marina and chair of Australia/Asia CMM Group; and Colin Bransgrove, executive director MIAA. This Board collectively represents more than 100 years of experience in marina management.

The partners have a long history of delivering marina management training across eight countries with delegates attending courses from more than 30 countries. Going forward, GMI says it will be working with local delivery partners in the non-English speaking world to develop courses in native languages.

GMI will take responsibility for the Certified Marina Manager Programme (CMM), the Certified Marina Operators Programme (CMO) and the Certified Marina Service Programme (CSM) and marina managers’ courses outside of the USA. GMI will also be working to develop new training and broader certification programmes for other marina staff.

For further information, contact Sarah Dhanda, email: or Colin Bransgrove, phone 0434 018 010, email:

Photo: Mick Bettesworth CMM, GMI chairman; Marinas 2011 logo.


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