BMF says Peters was "great servant to the marine industry"

Brian Peters has stepped down from his post as president of the British Marine Federation (BMF), it was announced this afternoon.

The move comes after Peters’ company, Peters Opal, went into administration last week, and only two months after he accepted the job.

Rob Stevens, chief executive of the BMF, said: “We are sorry that Brian has decided to step down as BMF President but of course we understand and support his decision.

“Brian has been a great servant to the marine industry, particularly during his time as Chairman of National Boat Shows helping to plan and run the London and Southampton Boat Shows. We wish Brian well for the future.”