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Cornwall Marine Network

Fellow Chartered Management Accountant with over 25 years experience working at Chair, MD and CEO level in major Private and Public Sector companies, specialising in start up, business development, turnarounds, change management and transformation. Working across sectors turning good ideas into good businesses. 

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.


Peter joined CMN as a director in 2015 and became chairman in 2017, working closely with the Chief Executive and new board set about improving finances and member benefits.

New initiatives include building links with schools and colleges to encourage young people into the marine sector. 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


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. 

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