Our team is led by our business owner - Steve Poulton - that's him in the picture working hard on some big boat somewhere nice!
Steve has been full time in the outdoor leisure sector since 1989 and says it beats working for a living!
He brings an ethos to the business that is based on a high standard of customer experience coupled with good safety management which has been developed over his 27+ years in the business.
He believes that if you create a place that has the right ambience with great activities and a safety culture that is second nature - then you have a great activity experience for the whole family.
Qualified as an instructor across a range of traditional activities such as canoeing, kayaking and rock climbing, he also has a Masters Degree in Outdoor Management Development from Sheffield Hallam Uni.
His real passion is for water based activities and he has been going out to sea since he was about 11 when he started following his Dad's passion for boats.
Steve holds numerous water based instructor qualifications, his highest one being an RYA appointment as an RYA POWERBOAT & PWC INSTRUCTOR TRAINER, which means he holds an RYA ADVANCED POWERBOAT INSTRUCTOR CERTIFICATE and has completed his MCA commercial endorsement, he is also an RYA centre inspector and an RYA safety boat instructor and inland helmsman instructor.
Add to this his RYA first aid instructor and SRC VHF trainer and assessor tickets and Shore based instructor certificates and you can see he has plenty of experience of learning himself and teaching and developing others wishing to gain qualifications.
Steve spends some of his time working overseas training new RYA PWC INSTRUCTOR'S on Super Yachts various training organisations and is the centre principal of our RYA TRAINING CENTRE based at the lake and trading as MARINEMASTERS.
Steve spends plenty of time back in the UK and writes all our activity programmes, safety management systems and delivers our staff training.
He loves nothing more than cooking and can often been found in the centre kitchen preparing meals for our popular 'Dip and Dine' nights, be sure to book in to sample his efforts.
Steve can be emailed directly by clicking here firstname.lastname@example.org