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Cornwall Marine Network

About Cornwall Marine Network

Cornwall Marine Network (CMN) is a membership owned organisation: created by a small group of Cornish marine businesses in 2002.


CMN’s main aims are to improve and grow the prosperity of the Cornish marine sector, to maintain and increase marine job opportunities, to improve the skills of the workforce and to encourage networking between our members.



New initiatives include building links with schools and colleges to encourage young people into the marine sector. Our aims are reached with focused activities including:


  • Training programmes and grants for developing skills
  • Business directories and websites for creating awareness
  • Events that encourage networking opportunities
  • Business advice that supports profitable growth
  • Sourcing funding to help businesses develop


directory2014transOur recent key achievements include delivering a marketing grant scheme which supported more than 100 member businesses and created over 220 new full-time jobs, supporting 80+ member businesses to become self-sufficient at risk assessment, developing new national qualifications plus finding ways to overcome the barriers to training engagement which have enabled us to arrange and support training to over 1,000 marine employees. Membership Membership of CMN is split into two categories:

  • Full membership (for marine businesses)
  • Associate membership (for businesses who work with the marine sector)


If you’re a marine business in Cornwall we’d love to hear from you. Simply call us on 01326 211382 for a no obligation discussion about how we can help your business.



Major New Funding Opportunity for CMN Members

The Cornwall Marine Capital Fund  (Please note that this fund is now closed)

Open for the Final Round

  • £198,364 grant remaining to allocate to the final round

  • Pre-application: The online self-assessment questionnaire is open.  Complete as soon as possible

  • Full applications will be developed with support from CMN’s business advisor until the deadline



What is the Fund?

The Cornwall Marine Capital Fund is a £1.85m ‘delegated’ fund which is funded by the Regional Growth Fund and is operated by the Department for Business Innovation and Skills.


The key aim of this fund is to support capital project led activities enabling job creation and supporting the sustainable and long term growth of the marine sector by ensuring the regeneration and expansion of its capital infrastructure network. Read more...


For further information about the Cornwall Marine Capital Fund or to discuss your application please email:


Meeting Venues & Conference Facilities for Hire

Brand new Meeting Venues and Conference Facilities available for hire, adding further value to CMN membership

Cornwall Marine Network is expanding, and as a result has brand new conference and training facilities available to hire. The bright and spacious rooms offer an impressive setting to stage both small and larger events and have been kitted out with the most up-to-date audio visual equipment. Located in central Falmouth, we are easily accessible from all areas of Cornwall and our friendly office provides a comfortable and flexible setting for a range of events.

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Who’s Who at Cornwall Marine Network

CMN has two offices based in Falmouth and a busy team who work day-to-day on a range of projects and initiatives. A board of directors oversees the running of the organisation, which consists of 7 people including a chairman and 6 elected non-executive directors.



Paul Wickes  

Cornwall Marine Network, CEO

Cornwall Apprenticeship Agency , CEO


Amanda Bryant 

Careers and Enterprise Manager


Clare Cocks 

Personal Assistant to CEO

Business Administration Manager


Carly Medland 

Bookkeeper / Administration



Sarah Walker 

Membership and Communities Executive



Tim Salmon 

Marine Innovation Mentor


Sam Winters 

Marine Innovation Mentor 



Kevin Collins 

Business Development Executive


Amanda Pound 

Events Coordinator



David Wickes 

Cornwall Marine Academy Team Leader

Cornwall Apprenticeship Agency Project Officer


Stephen Roberts 

Cornwall Apprenticeship Agency Regional Skills Broker


Sam Lilley
Cornwall Apprenticeship Agency Project Coordinator



Stephen Roberts 

Building Better Opportunities Regional Skills Broker


Francesco Rigolli 

Building Better Opportunities Employment Broker 



Steve McGurk

Marine Engineering Tutor/Assessor


Dave Martin

Boat Building Tutor/Assessor



Bethany Allen 

Claims & Operations Manager


 Keeley McCabe 

Claims & Operations Coordinator



Lucy Harris 

Strategic Development & New Projects Manager


Verity Henderson 

Marine Innovation Coordinator


Aurelie Nollet 

Senior Project Executive
Cornwall Marine Academy Manager

Cornish Marine Sector Facts…

Cornwall has a world class marine sector in which thousands of people work and thousands of others depend on its continued success.

  • The Cornish Marine sector accounts for 1 in 7 marine jobs in the UK.
  • Accounts for 8% of the UK’s total leisure marine industry turnover
  • In Cornwall more than 14,000 jobs are directly or indirectly involved with the marine sector
  • Cornwall has more than 5,000 moorings and is home to thousands of boat owners
  • Cornwall hosts between 35,000 and 45,000 visiting yacht nights per year
  • a massive 42% of Cornish marine businesses are located  in and around Falmouth where Cornwall Marine Network is located, accounting for 181 businesses and almost 3,000 jobs
  • Just under 1% of global leisure marine industry is based in Cornwall

Membership Terms & Conditions

These terms will govern the relationship between Cornwall Marine Network ("CMN") and its members.

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