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Solent Forum Chair Awarded MBE

The Solent Forum are delighted to announce that the Chair, Peter Barham, was awarded an MBE in the New Year’s honours for services to the maritime sector.

Since 2009, Peter has managed, as Secretary and now Chair, the UK’s Seabed User and Developer Group (SUDG), an umbrella group of all the major UK marine industries. His insights and pragmatism have led to innovative and constructive engagement and his contribution has been to look for real environmental improvements. While working for Associated British Ports, his initiative and persistence secured a ground-breaking legal agreement enabling development to proceed whilst creating important wildlife habitats. His commitment has resulted in several joint statements between SUDG and marine environment non-government organisations, acknowledging the importance of the development of marine industry whilst ensuring that the marine environment is properly protected.

Peter has long been an advocate of partnership working at the coast. He has been the Chair of the Solent Forum since 2014, and has helped to steer the work of the National Coastal Partnership Network. We look forward to progressing work with our members during 2021, where the theme of balancing the needs of the environment and development are ever increasingly important in our busy area, in the knowledge that we have an experienced and capable Chair to guide us.

Posted 05/01/2021 10:03

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