Britannia Corporate Events, a UK marine leisure event company, has plans to relocate its offices from its current facility in Port Hamble Marina, in Hampshire, to a new marina event centre at the site.
Located at No.1 Waterside Buildings, Britannia’s new facility will feature a large waterfront dedicated to regatta check-in, briefing areas, and meeting rooms. The event centre will also include a pontoon that will berth Britannia’s managed fleet of Beneteau 40.7 and Beneteau First 40 yachts.
“Our business is growing at a rate in excess of 10% per annum, bucking the current economic trend. This investment allows us to realise our ambitious plans for growth and development in the future,” says Andy Byham, Britannia's managing director.
The company claims the move signals “a strong commitment to develop its business at Port Hamble Marina over the next decade”. Britannia plans to invest in excess of £1 million in the site over this period.
The new events centre will also provide valuable business to a number of Hampshire companies that already supply Britannia, such as catering, sail making and branding businesses.
The centre is scheduled to open in May in time for ‘The Manches Cup’ - a yachting and social event for the legal sector in the UK, and Britannia’s first event of the season.
In addition, Royal Yachting Association (RYA) has appointed Britannia as the exclusive and official provider of hospitality services at the Skandia Sail for Gold Regatta. The event will take place at the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy in Dorset, UK, from 4-9 June 2012.