James Gower leaves after seven years

James Gower, Director of Marketing at the British Marine Federation and National Boat Shows, is to leave the organisation after seven years in the post, less than two months before the Southampton Boat Show begins.

During his time at BMF, James negotiated television and radio opportunities to promote the federation, boat shows and boating as a leisure activity. 

Gower’s departure means the BMF will advance its current restructuring plans.  Instead of replacing James directly the BMF aims to strengthen its resources below director level in the marketing department.

James leaves the federation and NBS on 17 August 2007 to take up a senior position at EMAP in their construction division.