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. 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:

Contact Mobile Landline Region
Richard Delves

07766 774713


North West and Yorkshire & North East

Ruth Noon 07885 108306


West Midlands & East Midlands (not including south part of Worcester & Birmingham canals; Llangollen, Montgomery, Shropshire Union north of Wolverhampton)
Tom Jackson 07484 913041 03030
London & South East
Georgina Wood 07833 403145 03030
Wales & South West (incl Kennet & Avon canal), Droitwich Canal, south part of Worcester & Birmingham, Llangollen, Montgomery and Shropshire Union north of Wolverhampton

Business boating property surveyors

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

Contact Mobile Landline Region
Gareth Stephens  

03030 404040

Head of Business Boating & Waterside Mooring

Alistair Staton

07833 049234


North East and North West. Alistair also oversees the rent review and lease renewal programme across the business boating portfolio

Richard Beardsley 07880 472453

03030 404040

Richard manages the development and delivery of business boating opportunities across the Trust's network
Kate Weightman 07425 632796


East Midlands & West Midlands
Ellice Nelmes-Adams 07787 508635 03030
London & South East
Melanie Grant 07833 403145 03030
Wales & South West, Kennet & Avon Waterways plus the Worcester & Birmingham and Droitwich Canal

Business boating commercial surveyors

Business boating commercial surveyors deal with specific lease renewals and rent reviews on the north/south of the estate, working alongside the regional surveyor and business boating manager. 

Contact Mobile Landline Region
Louise Porter

07484 913039



Lance Turner 07825 035416 03030

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 infrastructure services engineer please contact Tammy Plant (see below)

Contact Mobile Landline Role
Victoria Ensbey   03030 404040

Business support

Business boating enquiries and roving trader applications

Tammy Plant   03030 404040

Business boating technical support

New marina enquiries and works proposals (physical works)

Andy MacPherson   03030 404040

Business boating technical support

Existing leases or enquiries relating to new business boating estate leases. 

Amanda Stratford 07920 570428 03030 404040

Business support & licensing manager

Business support management and licensing process

Paul Burch   03030 404040

Business support manager

Business licensing process

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National Waterways Museum Ellesmere Port
South Pier Road
Ellesmere Port
CH65 4FW

Last date edited: 11 March 2022