Michael and Carol – Managing Directors
Michael and Carol built the marina in the winter of 2005.
Carol worked for ICI for 10 years before leaving to have a family. She then moved on to run the accounts department for the farm processing business. Michael has farmed at Swanley Hall all his life. Michael, with his family, ran a milk processing business for 14 years before selling the business in 2005 and moving back into wholesale milk production. The marina opened in July 2006 and is run alongside the existing dairy farm business.
Andy – Brokerage Sales Manager
Andy joined the team at Swanley having run his own business for over 20 years before selling and moving to the North Wales coast. It was in Wales that he learnt to sail and eventually bought a 33ft yacht to sail the British coast and to France and The Scillies. It was during this period that Andy became a yacht broker for a well renowned company in Wales, selling both yachts and motor boats. Andy and his wife moved to Cheshire before joining us here at Swanley.
Malcolm – Brokerage Sales Manager
Malcolm joined the Swanley Bridge team in 2010 having come from a long background in the many aspects of narrowboats and engineering. Malcolm has worked with narrowboats for over 40 years, most recently with Anglo Welsh in Bunbury. Malcolm has a vast amount of narrowboat knowledge and experience that we call on every single day – a real asset to our brokerage.
Mandy – Marina Manager
Mandy joined the marina in May 2015. She relocated from North Wales where she worked in the marine and tourism industries. Her interests range from sailing, gardening, reading and pilates.
Liz – Relief Marina Manager
Liz worked at the marina from 2006-2011 full time and returned in 2016 to work part time. ‘It’s lovely to be back working at my favourite place – what more could you ask for, a beautiful location and the Moorers are as great as ever. Prior to joining the marina in 2006 Liz was a qualified nurse for 27 years.
Suzanne – Relief Marina Assistant
Suzanne joined us in March 2019 having relocated from Wiltshire. She works part time and has a background in retail and hospitality. After working in a large, national retail outlet, she was attracted to the marina because it was a family run business and located in the stunning Cheshire countryside, which was the icing on the cake…and, coincidentally, she does make wonderful cakes herself. When not baking cakes for the staff, Suzanne enjoys time with her family and craft projects.