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Business boating team contacts

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.

Business boating managers

Please contact the Business boating manager who covers your proposed trading area:

Richard Delves
Business boating manager (North)
Fearns Wharf
Neptune Street
Leeds, LS9 8PB

Tel: 0113 281 6874
Mobile: 07766 774 713
Email: richard.delves@canalrivertrust.org.uk

Richard covers the North West, North East and Manchester, Peak & Potteries and North Wales & Borders (excluding the Shropshire Union). 

Peter Moore
Business boating manager (Midlands)
Ground floor
Aqua House
20 Lionel Street
Birmingham, B3 1AQ

Tel: 0121 200 7700
Mobile: 07885 108 306
Email: peter.moore@canalrivertrust.org.uk

Peter covers West Midlands, East Midlands and North Wales & Borders Waterways (Shropshire Union Canal only).

Tom Jackson
Business boating manager (South East)

Harbour Master's Office
24 Canute House
Durham Wharf Drive
Brentford, TW8 8HP

Mobile:  07484 913041
Email:  thomas.jackson2@canalrivertrust.org.uk

Tom covers the London & South East waterways (incl GU Leicester line).  

Georgina Wood
Business boating manager (South West)
The Dock Office
Commercial Road
Gloucester, GL1 2EB

Tel:  03030 404040
Mobile:  07833 403145
Email:  georgina.wood@canalrivertrust.org.uk

Georgina covers Kennet & Avon, South Wales & Severn, Oxford Canal and part of the Grand Union (South East).

Business boating surveyors

Business Boating Surveyors deal with leased boating premises and commercial mooring agreements, including network access agreements.

Sarah Hirst
Business boating surveyor

Ground floor
Aqua House
20 Lionel Street
Birmingham, B3 1AQ

Mobile: 07717 785304
Email: sarah.hirst@canalrivertrust.org.uk

Sarah manages East Midlands, West Midlands & North Wales & Borders (Shropshire Union Canal only).

Beverley Avery
Business Boating surveyor - SE & London

First Floor
North Station House
Milton Keynes

Mobile: 07484 912989
Email: beverley.avery@canalrivertrust.org.uk

Beverley manages the London and the South East regions. 


Alistair Staton
Business boating surveyor

Fearns Wharf
Neptune Street
Leeds, LS9 8PB

Tel: 0113 281 6805
Mobile: 07833 049 234
Email: richard.delves@canalrivertrust.org.uk

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 Grant
Business boating surveyor
Toll House
Delamere Terrace
London, W2 6ND

Tel: 020 7985 7282
Email: melanie.grant@canalrivertrust.org.uk

Melanie covers South Wales & Severn and Kennet & Avon Waterways.


Richard Beardsley
Business boating development manager

Tel: 07880 472 453
Email: richard.beardsley@canalrivertrust.org.uk

Richard manages the development and delivery of business boating opportunities across the Trust's network.

Technical management

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 Stephens
National business boating manager
420 Manchester Road
London, E14 9ST

Tel:     0207 5175553   Mobile:  07917847364
Email: gareth.stephens@canalrivertrust.org.uk

Gareth manages the Business Boating Team. 


Victoria Ensbey
Business support
Fearns Wharf
Neptune Street
Leeds, LS9 8PB

Tel: 0113 281 6863 
Email: Victoria.ensbey@canalrivertrust.org.uk

Please contact Victoria for any Business Boating enquiries.


Tammy Plant
Business support
Trencherfield Mill
Heritage Way
Wigan, WN3 4BN

Tel: 01942 405722
Email: tammy.plant@canalrivertrust.org.uk

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 MacPherson
Business support - estates
Navigation House
Navigation Road

Tel:  01606 723832
Email:  andrew.macpherson@canalrivertrust.org.uk

Please contact Andy for queries on existing leases or enquiries relating to new Business Boating estate leases. 

Amanda Crosland
Business support & licensing manager
Fearns Wharf
Neptune Street
Leeds, LS9 8PB

Tel: 0113 200 5720
Mobile: 07920 570 428
Email: amanda.crosland@canalrivertrust.org.uk

Amanda manages Business Support and managing the licencing process.

Kara Henderson
Licensing manager
Fearns Wharf
Neptune Street
Leeds, LS9 8PB

Tel: 0113 200 5705
Email: kara.henderson@canalrivertrust.org.uk

Kara works wth Amanda managing the business licensing process.

Last date edited: 10 April 2018