Mike has over 20 years’ experience in the marina industry and has worked for three of the UK’s largest Marina Operators. Mike's role is to continue to ensure MDL provides a high-quality customer experience, while developing the company’s products and services for the longer term. Mike’s previous roles involved managing several of MDL’s key marinas and latterly as Operations Director giving him a unique insight into MDL’s future opportunities and customer needs.
Richard is a Chartered Surveyor with nearly 30 years’ experience gained in the leisure sector working with Grand Metropolitan plc, Forte Hotels, Travelodge and latterly Ei Group plc, where he held the position of Commercial Property Director. His previous roles have included leading and developing significant acquisition, disposal and development programmes which encompassed leisure, retail and residential properties. He joined the MDL board as Property Director in 2017 and leads the Group’s Estates Division; responsible for extracting best value from its assets and defining the Group’s property strategy.
A Chartered Surveyor with 20 years property experience in all sectors, Simon has worked in both private practice and held client-side Asset Management positions for UK-wide property funds with M&G Real Estate and CLS Holdings PLC. Simon joined MDL in 2016 as Head of Estates before being promoted to Estates Director and a position on the MDL Board in September 2023.
Sales and Marketing Director
Tim has over 20 years' sales and marketing experience in the competitive retail, health and leisure markets. He is an award winning sales manager having industry recognition in the fitness industry for his transformation of the customer journey process and sales transition from the offline to the online world. His role is to devise and implement strategic procedures and campaigns on both the national and local level, he is responsible for the group sales strategy and product development Tim identifies commercial opportunities ensuring they provide a high-quality customer experience.
Cathy joined Yattendon Group in 2012 when she was appointed Company Secretary of Group, Iliffe Print and Yattendon Estates. She became Company Secretary of MDL in 2015. Cathy particularly enjoys the variety of questions and issues that come up at MDL, there is never a dull moment and it certainly keeps her on her toes. For Yattendon, she also looks after pensions, energy procurement, insurances, legal matters and whatever else happens to be going on.
Head of Operations
Kerry is MDL's Head of Operations and has previously managed several marinas across the group. She has over 22 year's experience in the marina industry and her role is focused on safety, quality and service. She and her team strive to deliver exceptional service to MDL's customers and ensure they enjoy the very best experience every time they visit one of our marinas or holiday parks. She represents MDL on The Yacht Harbour Association's Management Council and is keen to help the industry develop and grow.
Regional Operations Manager
Colin Started at Penton Hook Marina on the River Thames in 1999 as a Night Dockmaster. Since then, Colin has worked in various roles within MDL, including managing 9 of our marinas and our holiday park at Mercury Yacht Harbour. Colin was promoted to Regional Operations Manager in February 2023. He enjoys sailing and is passionate about the marine industry.
Regional Operations Manager
Kelly started at Woolverstone in 2011 as an Administrator before working her way up to the position of Marina Manager. In 2022 Kelly was promoted again to Regional Operations Manager and takes great pride in her sites and loves the ever-changing challenges her role brings.
Andy started off as a Marina Operative at Chatham Maritime Marina before joining the central sales and marketing team. Prior to MDL he spent 5 years in sales and 4 years in landscape gardening which has allowed him to acquire a wide range of skills that are relative to the marine industry.
Charlotte started her journey in sales in the Telecoms Industry covering sales, project management, new business and customer service. Coming from a boating family she decided she would like to pursue a career in the marine industry and therefore moved from the Cotswold’s to Poole. Her MDL adventure began at Cobb’s Quay Marina as a Receptionist and Admin Assistant, before moving across to a Marina Operative. Charlotte joined the Sales Team as the first member back in October 2020 and currently looks after the Hamble, Southampton and Chichester marinas.
Senior Marketing Manager
With 25 years at MDL and a background in market research, Maxine has extensive experience in delivering marketing campaigns that focus on delivering an exceptional customer experience. Her approach is based on up-to-the-minute market and industry data, backed up by real-life experience gained from living in a family of passionate boaters. She now delivers marketing campaigns across the marketing mix for both B2C and B2B audiences. Maxine is a member of the British Marine’s Market Research and Statistics Committee and holds a CIM Professional Postgraduate Diploma in Strategic Marketing.
Michael joined MDL in 2020 after returning from a 12-month sabbatical, cruising the East Coast of America, The Bahamas and Atlantic Ocean. Prior to that he worked for 4 years in the UK as a yacht broker for one of Europe’s largest International yacht brokerages. Michael also holds a commercially endorsed Offshore Yachtmaster Certificate, is a boat owner and has been an MDL berth holder in Hamble since 2009. He has a huge knowledge and understanding of customer’s needs and expectations, currently looking after our Southampton and Hamble marinas.
Digital Marketing Manager
Richard has been with MDL since 2007, originally in a marketing support role before progressing to Marketing Executive and now Digital Marketing Manager. He looks after our digital comms, social media and websites, alongside ongoing digital projects. He works closely with the marina teams and other departments to continuously improve our online experience. Outside of work, Richard has a young family that keeps him busy, enjoys playing golf and supports Southampton FC.
Payroll & Finance Administrator
Jane has been with MDL since 2012 and has a total 30+ years in the Marine Industry, having previously worked for Barclays Marine Finance and and spent several years working onboard the QE2. Her position with MDL over since 2015 has been to administer the MDL Payroll and provide employee support for our Lloyds Commercial Online Banking facility. This continues to be a stimulating role as no two months are the same and the payday deadline always has to be met!
Adrian has extensive experience and knowledge of the property industry in his various roles mainly on client side. He has worked for a number of corporate companies in development and acquisition but most experience in Estates Management. Adrian is very approachable and makes efforts to build long term relationships with stakeholders. Living in the West Country he is Estates Manager for MDL's West Country marinas as well as Cobb's Quay and Hamble Point.
In his fourth decade of working in commercial property, Graham's previous roles have been Development Manager and Consultant or Leasing agent of many major Out-of-Town and City Centre developments in the UK, Middle East and Europe. In this time, Graham has advised on Airport terminal development, railway stations and motorway service areas, so marinas completes the transport infrastructure. He enjoys his role with MDL looking after estate matters across 10 marinas and meeting with tenants and colleagues in the various sites.
Graduate Estates Surveyor
Jacob joined MDL in 2022 shortly after completing his undergraduate studies at Heriot-Watt University. He is currently working towards his RICS accreditation and gaining experience in the industry. Outside of work, Jacob is a keen cyclist and powerlifter who enjoys spending time in Bristol and Edinburgh.
Head of Property Infrastructure
Steve recently joined MDL and brings with him 35 years of construction and project management experience. He has delivered award-winning projects across multiple disciplines and sectors and has spent much of his career working on International projects including, most recently, 'The Wave' development in the Sultanate of Oman, a project that includes a 400 berth marina, 5 hotels and 6,000 residential units and all their associated infrastructure. Steve is a sustainability advocate and is a BREEAM Accredited Professional (AP) and Assessor.
David joined in 2023 with over 20 years of commercial property experience in operations and redevelopment. As a property generalist with strong creative and commercial credentials, David will add to the skillset of MDL looking after new projects as the company continues to evolve and further invest in the modernisation and sustainability of the MDL estate.
A qualified Facilities Manager, Dominique joined MDL in November 2012. She deals with the Reactive Repairs and Planned Property Maintenance for all sites as well as statutory compliance, vacant properties and EPCs.
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