25 years for Premier

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UK: Premier Marinas, the UK’s largest coastal marina owner, celebrated its 25th anniversary last September. Starting out with a portfolio of just Chichester and Port Solent marinas, it subsequently acquired Falmouth, Brighton, Southsea, Gosport, Swanwick and Sovereign Harbour marinas as well as the specialist boatyard Endeavour Quay in Gosport. 

The group’s acquisition by The Wellcome Trust in May 2015 enabled it to develop a long term business strategy whilst facilitating the acquisition of Noss on Dart Marina in 2016 and the Waterfront at Sovereign Harbour in 2018. It has ambitious plans for redeveloping a number of its sites and remains keen to add to its portfolio.
This rare ability to take a longer term view of its portfolio and invest strategically extends across the Premier group; ensuring sites evolve and are fit for the future in an ongoing cycle of evaluation and regeneration. Examples of this strategy in action include the development of boatyards at Chichester and Swanwick and the latter’s new pontoon replacement programme.
“We are incredibly proud to have reached our 25th year,” said CEO Pete Bradshaw. “Premier’s success is built on a culture that inspires loyalty and we are lucky to have many long standing staff, customers, tenants and suppliers. The Premier team is undoubtedly key to our success. On average, our employees have seven years of service and we have 29 members of staff who have been with us for more than ten years. Premier would not be the business it is without them; they are what helps make Premier such a fantastic company.”


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