BOOK NOW JOIN US

Search Phone
News Header

BIG BUSINESS FOR ROCKLEY AT BOAT SHOW

Press Release: Rockley Watersports has come away from the recent London Boat Show in high spirits after a successful ten days promoting their 40th anniversary.

Rockley started their  show with a cake and champagne party as the team greeted guests and friends onto the stand to celebrate four decades working in the industry, four decades exhibiting at the London show and a look forward to what the future holds.

During the ten day event Rockley welcomed over 1000 children and adults onto the water at the show’s Mediterranean Bay feature, invited over 800 people to enter the at-show competition and hosted over 60 of their BTEC and Scholarship students on the stand.

As part of the show tour of British Marine members, Rockley was visited by both David Evennett, MP and Secretary of State for Transport Patrick McLoughlin MP who were introduced to the team to discuss the growth in watersports participation, government support and marine tourism.

Pip Woods, Managing Director commented after the ten day show: “Starting the year on such a high note is great motivation for the coming months and all that we have planned. The team worked really hard and it has resulted in some excellent feedback and some outstanding sales. We didn’t just break all of our sales targets, we smashed them and we have already seen an increase of over four times as much compared to our 2015 show.

“We were also very proud to have been announced as a finalist in this year’s British Marine Leisure Boating Customer Service Award. The show has been a fantastic start to what is going to be a hugely memorable year for the whole team. “

The 2016 event also marked the final show as British Marine Boat Shows Chairman for Rockley FD, Peter Gordon. Peter commented: “It has been a great show both personally and for the business. The pool has been a fantastic attraction and I hope it will remain a feature at the Show.”

In 1976 Rockley Watersports opened its doors to its first students with a handful of boats and a couple of caravans on the beach at Rockley Point, Poole. Today Rockley has gone from strength to strength and can now boast that it is the largest commercial watersports training company in the UK. There are now five Rockley centres, three of which are in France and two in the UK. Over 10,000 people are welcomed every year on training courses, school activity trips and watersports holidays.

#rockleyis40

Share this


New Year New Job Role

New Year New Job Role

Greg Haylock, aka Mini, previously Rockley French Operations Manager is now the new overall Operations Manager.

Give the Gift of Watersports

Give the Gift of Watersports

Looking for something different to gift this year? Want something special to get for your friends, family or close one buy them a Rockley voucher and get them on the...

5 student benefits of going on a residential trip >

Going on a school residential trip has many advantages for pupils of all ages. 2020 has, so far proven to be very strange experience for most of us and the need to explore and embrace the outdoors and reap the benefits, especially amongst the young has never been more apparent. This blog looks at just five of the benefits of going on a residential trip. 

20% OFF 2021 Courses >

Something to put a smile on your face - our Early Booking Offer - 20% OFF 2021 UK Courses when you book between 13th - 21st September.

We're making waves!

IN ASSOCIATION WITH

Rockley Partners

FOLLOW US

View one of our online brochures:

SCHOOLS INSTRUCTOR WATERSPORTS FAMILY HOLIDAYS BTEC

CALL: +44 (0)1202 677272
EMAIL: hello@rockley.org
PRIVACY POLICY | TERMS & CONDITIONS
VISIT: Rockley, 13 Parkstone Road, Poole, Dorset. BH15 2NN UK

Website by Fathom

Enquire