HARDY TO REPRESENT B’HAM MARINE IN EUROPE
August 14, 2003
HARDY TO REPRESENT BELLINGHAM MARINE IN EUROPE
Bellingham Marine Industries is pleased to announce the appointment of Matthew Hardy to represent the company’s Unistack and Unifloat product lines in the European marine industry. “We have been studying the UK and European markets for some time and believe we have the opportunity to lend our extensive experience to this diverse marketplace,” commented Phil Greenman, Bellingham’s executive vice president. “We have known Matthew for several years through our businesses in Australia and New Zealand, and look forward to working with him again.” After more than 10 years in the marina business in Southeast Asia, Hardy returned to the UK in early 2001 to set up the marina consulting company MIDAS Consultancy Ltd. (MIDAS stands for Marine International Development and Services.) Since then, he has not had time to look back, traveling extensively within Europe and completing several major contracts. “It was the size, scale and diversity of the business in Europe that first attracted me away from Southeast Asia,” said Hardy. His first project was to turn around a distressed, 1,200-berth marina complex on the Adriatic coastline of Croatia. Hardy has a special kind of enthusiasm for and commitment to the marina business, believing firmly in long-term solutions and quality products. “I am very excited to be working with Bellingham Marine to promote their products in the UK and Europe,” said Hardy. He believes strongly that the Unistack dry storage system offers an ideal and unique solution to the expansion problems facing many marinas in Europe. Bellingham Marine designs, manufactures and installs floating dock systems and dry storage buildings for marinas and boat facilities worldwide. Contact Bellingham Marine, P.O. Box 8, Bellingham, WA 98227. www.bellingham-marine.com.