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Southampton Marine and Maritime Institute

Just 15 minutes of your time to help map the UK marine supply chain and support its growth

Published: 25 September 2015

In response to requests by many companies across the industry, British Marine and the Southampton Marine and Maritime Institute (SMMI) are partnering up once again to undertake a more targeted survey of the UK's marine supply chain. The main focus of this survey is to map where the UK’s capabilities lie, better understand the gaps in UK provision and highlight where the overseas alternatives exist.

The questionnaire takes just 15 minutes to complete and will really benefit the entire industry. Your responses will remain anonymous and not only will they help guide the Government in providing more targeted support to marine businesses, but also highlight industry opportunities and how these can be capitalised upon.

Following on from British Marine’s successful ‘Meet the Buyer’ initiative, one of the new aims of this survey is to look for inter-company connections that could lead to immediate opportunities in marketing, sourcing, logistics, exporting and training. Only with your express permission will we look to put companies in contact with each other to discuss potential business opportunities.

The findings of this survey will feed into an industry supply chain research report which is expected to be published in January 2016. This will then go on to support and build on other areas of work already being undertaken in the marine/maritime sector, in particular the Department for Transport’s Maritime Growth Study.

The online survey is accessed here: and all respondents will be entered into a prize draw.

The questionnaire is open until Friday 9 October 2015.

If you would like more information or assistance, you can contact any of the following:

Ross Wombwell, Technical Manager, British Marine:
Professor Douglas Macbeth, University of Southampton:
Dr Julia Branson, GeoData, University of Southampton:

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