Poole’s maritime industry has been hailed for its vital role in supporting the UK economy.
A spokesperson for the British Marine Trade Association highlighted the quality of marine engineering on England’s south coast, which contributes significantly to an industry worth Â£ 3.97 billion annually.
British Marine Technical Services Chief Ross Wombwell said Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole were a vital ‘marine cluster’, “with over 40 miles of coastline, two ports, three harbors and a host of brilliant designers and manufacturers. of boats â.
Timeless Tube, which manufactures handrails for yachts and powerboats, is one of the companies that has experienced a boom in shipping after the pandemic.
Timeless has partnered with local PE hinge experts Marine Designz to manufacture custom stainless steel concealed doors and guards that revolutionize marine design.
Its Managing Director, Tom McMillan, said: âWe are part of a pioneering collection of small local businesses offering exciting design alongside the work of marine giants such as Sunseeker. High-end innovations used on yachts and powerboats around the world.
âWe have recently seen a huge increase in demand for our marine guardrails – whether we are making replacement rails for a dinghy boat in Christchurch or sophisticated doors for a superyacht in Monaco.
âThere has been a noticeable increase in trade in the small pleasure craft industry. We are expanding our in-house manufacturing team to meet this demand.
Timeless recently received Â£ 15,000 from the BCP Council to develop new pioneering tube products for marine applications and expand its existing range.
âWe are delighted to receive this support from the board as it recognizes the importance of our work and the vital local supply chain of which we are a part,â added Tom.
The grant was part of the BCP Council’s Bounce Back Challenge Fund.
Deputy Head of Council Councilor Philip Broadhead said: âBournemouth, Christchurch and Poole are some of the best talent in the maritime industry in the world, and it is time we started shouting about it.
âWe have a world-class natural environment and a booming economy to match, and we are doing all we can to unleash our coastline’s potential of opportunity.
âSupporting growing businesses like this, in one of our vital local industries, is key to seeing this potential materialize. ”