GMBA export award

Global Marine Business Advisors have been recognised with a British Marine Association Export Award.

23 June 2022


Global Marine Business Advisors (GMBA) was last night awarded the 2021-2022 David Coleman Excellence in Exporting Award at an enthusiastic and well attended UK Marine Trades Association Awards dinner at the Grand Cafe in Southampton.

British Marine is the trade association for the UK leisure, superyacht and small commercial marine industry. Our 1,500+ members come from a broad range of businesses including boat builders, chandlers, brokers, marinas, passenger boats and engines.

Receiving the award on behalf of GMBA was chairman David Lewin pictured here with Suzanne Blaustone, CEO (and owner) of Barton Marine who presented the award and gave the following citation: “GMBA has created a unique group of some of the world’s most experienced marine professionals located in most of the developed boating countries around the globe, ready and able to help any company or organisation increase their business through enhanced foreign trade.”


As with many marine industry events, due to Covid this normally annual event has not been held for two years. It is one of the biggest events of the year organised by the largest leisure marine association (part of the British Marine Federation) in UK.

David Lewin, GMBA UK said, “It’s always nice to be recognised by one’s peers but I’m thrilled that the award went to a group of people who together have invested over 500 years in the leisure marine industry and have now come together to help others develop their global strategies.

“We’ve all known of each other during our careers and now by forming GMBA we are able to invest our knowledge in international trade as well as local market intelligence.”

The international presence of GMBA extends to 18 countries around the globe ensuring a significant global footprint and the ability to offer extensive expertise to the marine industry.

The consultants currently reside in the UK, France, Finland, Holland, Singapore, Australia, Dubai, Spain, Italy, South Africa, Turkey, Poland, USA, Sweden, Norway, Germany, Croatia and China. Their combined expertise and experience are impressive.

The contacts GMBA consultants have, and the extensive networks GMBA has access to, are assisting marine businesses across the globe to drive growth and success in this current environment.

The Global Marine Business Advisor group (GMBA) has grown considerably over the past two years with their main focus on working with businesses who wish to expand their export markets.

Currently there has been strong emphasis from businesses wanting help with securing supply chains, developing award applications and support with environmental and sustainability issues.



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