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We have vacancies across all of our waterways and in the offices, museums and attractions that support them. We're one of the UK's biggest charities and we take pride in everything we do
If you're thinking of getting in touch then please take a moment to look through these pages as we probably have the answer on our website
Planning & design
All you need to know about planning and design on our canals and rivers
Find a winter mooring
Find a cosy section of canal to hunker down in this winter
10 reasons to take up canoeing
It's a great way to get fit and explore our waterways at the same time
Share the Space
Take a look at our common sense guide to sharing the towpath
Find a place to fish
From reservoirs to club-managed canals and river stretches - find your nearest place to fish
Get your free guide
Download your free guide today and start exploring the waterway nature near you
Download your free guides
You've nine free days out guides to choose from - where will you go first?
Find a walk near you
Are you ready to ramble? Find a waterside stroll or a satisfying hike along our beautiful canals and rivers
Take a look at our upcoming events here.
Find your favourite waterway
With over 95 canals, rivers, reservoirs, docks and navigations, find out more about your favourite waterway
Something for everyone
Help us make a difference and have fun along the way. Find your perfect volunteer role today
Join our team
Could you join your local Towpath Taskforce team and help us to keep our canals looking lovely?
Desmond Family Canoe Trail
If you're aged 16-25 and would like to get involved with this exciting project, please get in touch
Could you be a volunteer lock keeper?
Find out what's involved with this popular volunteering opportunity
Why we think canals are better with Friends
Become a Friend of the Canal & River Trust today and you’ll open yourself up to new experiences and endless opportunities.
We love and care for your canals and rivers, because everyone deserves a place to escape.
Business boating managers are the first port of call for anyone wanting to set up a new boating business. They also help existing boating businesses if they want to expand, move boats to a different base, or have any other concerns we can help with. They can advise on all aspects of getting started and on current licensing requirements.
Details of all members of the Business Boating Team are given below. Please look carefully at the listings to find someone in your area with the right skills to help with your enquiry.
Please contact the Business boating manager who covers your proposed trading area:
Richard DelvesBusiness boating manager (North)Fearns WharfNeptune StreetLeeds, LS9 8PB
Tel: 0113 281 6874Mobile: 07766 774 713Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgRichard covers the North West, North East and Manchester, Peak & Potteries and North Wales & Borders (excluding the Shropshire Union).
Peter MooreBusiness boating manager (Midlands)Ground floorAqua House20 Lionel StreetBirmingham, B3 1AQ
Tel: 0121 200 7700Mobile: 07885 108 306Email: email@example.comPeter covers West Midlands, East Midlands and North Wales & Borders Waterways (Shropshire Union Canal only).
Tom JacksonBusiness boating manager (South East)
Harbour Master's Office24 Canute HouseDurham Wharf DriveBrentford, TW8 8HP
Mobile: 07484 913041Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tom covers the London & South East waterways (incl GU Leicester line).
Georgina WoodBusiness boating manager (South West)The Dock OfficeCommercial RoadGloucester, GL1 2EB
Tel: 03030 404040Mobile: 07833 403145Email: email@example.comGeorgina covers Kennet & Avon, South Wales & Severn, Oxford Canal and part of the Grand Union (South East).
Business Boating Surveyors deal with leased boating premises and commercial mooring agreements, including network access agreements.
Sarah HirstBusiness boating surveyor
Ground floorAqua House20 Lionel StreetBirmingham, B3 1AQ
Mobile: 07717 785304Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sarah manages North Wales & Borders, Central Shires and East Midlands waterways down as far as Upton-on-Severn on the River Severn.
Beverley AveryProperty surveyor - SE & London
First FloorNorth Station HouseMilton KeynesMK9 1BB
Mobile: 07484 912989Email: email@example.com
Beverley manages the London and the South East regions.
Alistair StatonBusiness boating surveyor
Fearns WharfNeptune StreetLeeds, LS9 8PB
Tel: 0113 281 6805Mobile: 07833 049 234Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Alistair manages the Business Boating Property across the North East, North West and Manchester Peak & Potteries Waterways. These include Commercial Moorings, Marinas and Boat Yards.
Melanie GrantBusiness boating surveyor Toll HouseDelamere TerraceLondon, W2 6ND
Tel: 020 7985 7282Email: email@example.com
Melanie covers West Midlands, South Wales & Severn and Kennet & Avon Waterways.
Richard BeardsleyBoating business development manager
Tel: 07880 472 453Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Richard manages the development and delivery of business boating opportunities across the Trust's network.
Third Party Works Engineers provide advice and guidance to clients building new marinas and technical support on other business boating enquiries.
To speak to a Third Party Works Engineer please contact Tammy Plant (see below)
Gareth StephensNational boating business managerDocklands420 Manchester RoadLondon, E14 9ST
Tel: 0207 5175553 Mobile: 07917847364Email: email@example.com
Gareth manages the Business Boating Team.
Victoria EnsbeyBusiness supportFearns WharfNeptune StreetLeeds, LS9 8PB
Tel: 0113 281 6863 Email: Victoria.firstname.lastname@example.org
Please contact Victoria for any Business Boating enquiries.
Tammy PlantBusiness supportTrencherfield MillHeritage WayWigan, WN3 4BN
Tel: 01942 405722Email: email@example.com
Please contact Tammy for any new marina enquiries, Works proposals (physical works) and Business boating enquiries.
Tammy's working hours are 9.30-3pm Monday and start at 9.30am Tuesday to Friday.
Andy MacPhersonBusiness support - estatesNavigation HouseNavigation RoadNorthwichCW8 1BH
Tel: 01606 723832Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please contact Andy for queries on existing leases or enquiries relating to new Business Boating estate leases.
Amanda CroslandBusiness support & licensing managerFearns WharfNeptune StreetLeeds, LS9 8PB
Tel: 0113 200 5720Mobile: 07920 570 428Email: email@example.com
Amanda manages Business Support and managing the licencing process.
Kara HendersonLicensing managerFearns WharfNeptune StreetLeeds, LS9 8PB
Tel: 0113 200 5705Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Kara works wth Amanda managing the business licensing process.
Last date edited: 13 February 2018