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New BMEA Website
British Marine Electronics Association


The British Marine Electronics Association (BMEA) has developed a new website, which allows both consumers and members to see a multitude of information and news regarding marine electronics and the association.

The new site has a clean, contemporary design. It has sections about the BMEA, details of its British Marine Electronics Technician (BMET) Scheme, information about what to look for when purchasing marine electronics and the latest news from the Association and its membership.

To help consumers, there is a useful directory which allows them to search the members list by region, company type and type of products sold. For members, there is a password-protected area, which includes member's news, committee communications and a copy of the Association's Code of Practice.

Ian Lockyer, Marketing Manager for Icom (UK) Ltd and webmaster for the website said,' the new website has received a major overhaul with the clear objective of creating a port of call for consumers and members alike in relation to marine electronics and association news. My thanks to those member companies for assisting me in putting the site together.

About the BMEA?
The British Marine Electronics Association is a trade organisation that represents installers and manufacturers of electrical and electronic equipment such as radars, GPS receivers, radios, navigation aids and battery chargers specifically for marine use. The BMEA is a group association of the British Marine Federation (BMF).

There are many aspects to the work of the Association. Representing the interests of members and promoting high standards of professionalism in terms of products, services and workmanship are key objectives. In tangible terms, the Association produces a Code of Practice for installation of equipment, is responsible for the BMET skills
accreditation scheme and delivers technical services, including advice and guidance, to the industry and consumers.

The BMEA hold an annual conference for its members that feature some of the very best speakers from inside and outside the industry. Also held at the conference are the BMEA awards for 'Best Product of the Year' and 'Waterfront Dealer of the Year'.

For more information please contact:
Ian Lockyer, Marketing Officer,

December 2007