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Nick Hopkinson

Executive Recruitment Consultant

  • ​Nick begun his career in the marine industry in the UK in 1968. After a brief spell of working for a boat builder in Poole he helped with the launch of International Boat Industry magazine later becoming its editor in the 1970`s and 80`s.

    He then formed his own company Boating Communications Ltd and bought International Boat Industry from its owners, the publishing and exhibition ompany Reed/Elsevier in 1983.

    Throughout his long involvement with the marine business, Nick travelled extensively to meet industry leaders and to report on companies and markets in over 60 countries in the Far East, South America, Australasia, North America and Europe.

    Nick has also provided market due intelligence to a number of high-profile private equity and marine trade investors.

    Now recently retired from publishing IBI, Nick is turning his attention together with Thom Dammrich,the ex- president of the NationalMarine Manufacturers Association in the US, supported by Marine Resources, to assisting companies and shareholders with their requirements to appoint senior board level executives.