Premier Marinas is delighted to announce the appointment of Mike Smith MBE CMM to the post of Marina Manager at Noss on Dart. He will join Hayden, Darren and rest of the marina team in creating a first-class marina with a professional boatyard and exceptional service.
Mike joins Premier from a background in marine, events and hospitality including over 21 years with MDL – most recently as Regional Operations Manager. Mike brings with him a wealth of knowledge and experience which he will be able to draw upon as the redevelopment at Noss on Dart further develops.
Phase one of the £75M regeneration project at Noss on Dart is near completion which includes the floating marina, a state-of-the-art full-service boatyard, a dry stack for around 100 small motorboats, a self-store facility and a thriving tenant community offering diverse marine services.
Phase two of the redevelopment at Noss on Dart will involve the redevelopment of the waterside area – previously home to the Philips building, the original shipbuilders on the site. This development comprises a hotel and spa alongside numerous waterside residential dwellings.
In 1994, Mike received the MBE for services to the community having raised significant funds for the RNLI, including five D-class inshore lifeboats. Mike rallied a team through numerous physical challenges across the South West and beyond – biking, swimming and running – a dream he devised whilst on tour in the gulf.
He comments: “I am delighted to join the team at Noss on Dart and the wider Premier Marinas family. Premier Marinas has a collection of the finest marinas in the UK and this one on the stunning River Dart is no exception.”
Mike prioritises exceptional customer service and takes great pleasure in bringing the community together and creating a real buzz around the marina. He aims to make Noss one of the best marinas in the country.