MP Bob Walter met representative of three marine companies based in his North Dorset constituency at the PSP Southampton Boat Show.
Dometic Ltd (Blandford St Mary), Fischer Panda UK (Verwood) and Q Marine (Charlton Marshall), are members of the British Marine Federation (BMF). Bob also had the opportunity to chat with Dorset-based Sunseeker International’s Marketing Manager, Paul Hickingbotham.
Bob said: “Marine companies are an important part of the local Dorset and UK economy and, as a keen sailor and member of the Sailing & Marine Leisure All Party Parliamentary Group, it was really interesting to meet businesses based in my own North Dorset constituency at the Southampton Boat Show.
“It was great to see locally-based businesses playing a role in national and international trade at such a huge event. It shows the area is well and truly on the industry map, and a thrilling place for marine companies – and business in general – to grow and operate.”