The UK leisure and small commercial marine industry generates total turnover of £3.1 billion a year. This is a thriving industry in England’s East Midlands, employing 2,500 people and contributing around £1.2 billion to the region’s economy. The area is home to over 250 marine-related businesses, including world-leading manufacturers and an extensive supply chain, as well as a number of renowned research institutions.

Companies of every scale operate in this diverse industry, from major employers to the many innovative SMEs supporting all aspects of the industry.

The region is home to leading design engineering, motorsport, and advanced materials firms, all involved in marine applications. It is also the base for Rolls-Royce, which has a large marine division focused on power, propulsion and motion-control solutions for merchant vessels, naval surface ships, submarines and offshore vessels.
Key sectors > Other > Marine