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Meet the Team

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Hayley Harris - MD

Hayley Harris is the founder of Ginger, a marketeer for over 20 years who is passionate and driven - often described as a 'problem solver.' Her style comes with a strong work ethic  - practical and results driven plus a no-nonsense approach to getting the job done well first time.


Her career started during the boom and launching the first online retailers in the IT sector and overcoming the view that ‘people will never buy a computer over the internet’. Early career was very much focussed in the advertising sector, where she really got under the skin of a brief and building relationships with clients. Later taking a more holistic marketing role, she grew a passion for branding which led to further education and a post grad degree in Marketing. 


In 2001 she started working in the marine industry marketing London and Southampton Boat Show's, including moving the show from Earls Court to ExCeL. From there rebranding British Marine back in 2002, launching numerous large-scale marketing campaigns to get more customers into boating and moving to trade marketing for British Marine, as well as offering advice and guidance to members on their own plans.


Hayley has run a Member Relations team working closely with companies to drive forward growth in their own businesses and  worked on marketing and sales strategies reporting to the CEO and Board.

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Kim Darbyshire - Account Manager

Kim is a passionate and enthusiastic digital creative, with experience across industries including the third sector, marine, entertainment, within agency and in-house roles. She has extensive knowledge of social media marketing, content marketing, communications, and event marketing in B2B and B2C environments.

Outside of work, Kim loves spending time out on the Solent, walking in her local area of the New Forest and is a self-confessed bookworm.  Never to shy away from a challenge, this year Kim will be taking part in the Ultra Challenge Jurassic Coast event in aid of Cancer Research UK.

Amanda Thibaut - PR Manager


Amanda Thibaut has enjoyed many years in the global superyacht industry, working at luxury brokerage companies Yachting Partners International and then Ocean Independence. Her involvement across charter, sales, management and marketing have brought extensive experience and a firm understanding of both lifestyle and marine PR.  Amanda's pragmatic approach and enthusiasm are key drivers to her considered and positive writing style, whilst always looking to go the extra mile for clients. 

Currently embracing countryside living, Amanda is regularly drawn to the coast for a stroll or a dip with her water-loving dog. 

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Katie Carr - Content Creator

An organised creative, Katie initially gained over a decade worth of experience working in the London financial industry. Following her passion for design, she subsequently brought that vision to her own successful freelance business working across the digital marketing landscape. Undertaking a range of  graphic design, social media management, branding and business strategy projects, Katie is highly knowledgeable, has an excellent eye for detail and loves to see results! 

Living on the Kent coast, she relishes family time with her children taking opportunities to enjoy paddle boarding, kayaking and sea swimming.

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