Mick Bettesworth BSc MRICS CMP
After working for 25 years with the MDL Marinas Group, Europe’s largest private Marina Owners and operators, Mick established a new Marina Consultancy based in South Devon.
Mick Bettesworth Marina Consultants Ltd offers a complete range of services to Marina developers and owners ranging from site identification and design through to business planning and market positioning. As an experienced trainer, he also offers courses in Marina Management, Strategy, Operations, Customer service and Staff Motivation. Bespoke courses can be devised.
A Chartered Surveyor, Mick combines his property qualifications with 30 years of operational marina experience and is vastly experienced in both marina operations and waterside development.
Mick graduated from the International Marina Institute (IMI) Advanced Marina Management School in 1994 and became the first European Certified Marina Manager in 1995. He has been part of the faculty for numerous Advanced and Intermediate Marina Managers’ Schools in the UK, Europe and the US. He served on the Board of the Association of Marina Industries (AMI) and the IMI for 8 years. In 2010-2016, he was elected Chairman of the prestigious Global Marina Institute. He has also been also Honorary President of MDL Italia. A frequent speaker at marina conferences, he has delivered speeches in the UK, Europe, the US, China and Australia. He has led corses in Marine Management at the Aspira Business School in Split, Croatia.
In 2016 he was appointed a Trustee Director of the Yattendon Group Pension Scheme, and in 2020 he was appointed a director of the French Marina Development Company CAEPP.
A fluent French speaker, Mick lives in Torquay, South Devon and counts sailing and travelling amongst his hobbies.