To mark the first day of this year’s Southampton Boat Show, GJW Direct, MDL’s boat insurance partner, awarded a lucky berth holder with a Garmin Action Camera.
In the weeks running up to the Southampton Boat Show each of MDL’s UK marinas invited their berth holders to enter the draw with an added incentive of a prize given to the marina that submitted the best percentage of entries.
A large crowd gathered on Friday morning to find out who the winner was. The lucky berth holder was Bev Harrison from Shamrock Quay with the boat Topcat, who will receive the newly released to market VIRB X, which is a top of the range Garmin Action Camera.
The winning marina was Northney Marina who won two boxes of Prosecco. A box of Prosecco was also given to Shamrock Quay for coming in at a close second for submitting the best percentage of entrants.
Glen Wallis, Business Development Manager from GJW Direct, commented: “We had such a fantastic turnout with so many entrants and we were so lucky with the weather, it was a beautiful morning. What a great way to start this year’s Southampton Boat Show.”
We are pleased to announce that Lesley Robinson (pictured) will succeed Eamonn Feeney as the new Managing Director for MDL Marinas.
The change comes as Eamonn recently announced his intention to retire after almost 5 years at the helm overseeing the continued growth and success of Europe’s leading marina group.
Eamonn said “I’ve really enjoyed my time with MDL, in what is a great industry with great people, and I’m personally pleased to be handing on a business in great shape to my successor. Whilst this is the first phase of my retirement plan I’ll be keeping up my links with the industry as I think I’ll find it hard to stay away.”
Lesley joins MDL Marinas as a proven business leader with a strong commercial, customer focused background across a broad range of fields. Lesley has operated at director level in the leisure, FMCG, media and technology sectors both internationally and in the UK and will be joining MDL from her most recent Director role at the Money Advice Service.
Lesley will join the business in early November and will be relocating to the Hamble area.
Lesley said “I’m delighted to be joining MDL and looking forward to getting started as soon as possible. I’m excited about the many opportunities that lie ahead for the business and to being part of the excellent team dedicated to serving MDL’s customers.”