THE ROYAL MARINES
Internationally renowned, the Royal Marines are the UK’s Commando force and the Royal Navy’s amphibious troops. They are some of the most elite fighting troops in the world and ready to adapt to any situation in locations that their service takes them. They have a unique esprit de corps and operate in line with 4 Commando Qualities: Determination, Courage, Unselfishness and Cheerfulness in the Face of Adversity.
THE ROYAL MARINES CHARITIES
The Royal Marines charities look after and enhance the lives of serving and veteran royal marines and their families. The Royal Marines Association (RMA) was created in 1956. It promotes the Royal Marines unrivalled esprit de Corps and looks after the welfare of all members of the Royal Marines Family, the demand for which has grown heavily over recent years with an increased number of deployments and an increased pace of life.
THE ROYAL MARINES SHOP
The Royal Marines Shop was set-up and is owned by the Royal Marines Charities. It produces a unique product range, working with serving and former-Royal Marines, and industry experts to bring expertly designed, high quality garments to its customers. All Profits go to Royal Marines Charities!
SUPPORT FROM THE SERVING CORPS
The Royal Marines Shop has teamed up with leading clothing manufacturers to now bring its own labelled, extremely high quality garments to the market. To show the support that the Royal Marines Shop gets from both the serving and veteran Royal Marines, and it's growing importance in raising funds for the Royal Marines charities, it recently had a fantastic photoshoot at CTCRM.
ROYAL MARINES LOTTERY
The Royal Marines Shop is also administering the Royal Marines Lottery on behalf of the Royal Marines Association. This gives the opportunity to win £25,000.00 in a weekly draw. The Royal Marines have winners of smaller prizes each week and have had 2 winners of £1,000.00. To be in with your chance of winning, you can sign up at the bottom of the Royal Marines Shop website. For every £1 you play, £0.50 goes to the Royal Marines Charities!
THE ROYAL MARINES SHOP TEAM
The Royal Marines Shop has a small staff, all with close connections to the Royal Marines. It is expertly supported by some industry leaders in Graphics, PR, Social Media and Business and is making great steps to provide increasing support to the Royal Marines Charities.
Joe Lane - Operations Director
Joe joined the company in March 2013, initially developing the company’s merchandise. He has overseen the development and implementation of the new website. He now drives and guides the company during its current stage of evolution. Joe joined the Royal Marines In 2006. He served in Afghanistan and Iraq with 42 Commando and worked with the Army serving in the Falklands and in London. After a skiing accident and time in rehabilitation, he is relishing building the brand of the Royal Marines Shop with the aim of the company to become a key contributor to Royal Marines Charities.
Tim Healy - Website Manager and Logistics
Tim joined the company in September 2014. After his chosen career in the Royal Marines Band Service could not continue due to a medical condition, Tim worked as website manager for an antiques business for 3 years. Tim is also a Band Instructor with the Royal Marines Volunteer Cadet Corps, based in Stonehouse Barracks. He is looking forward to working within the Corps family.
Edward Degg - Fulfilment and Sublimation Operative.
Edd makes sure all of your orders are packed correctly, and shipped to you as quickly as possible, as well as overseeing the production of our sublimation products.
Charis Johnson - Fulfilment Operative.
Charis makes sure all of your orders are packed correctly, and shipped to you as quickly as possible.
Paul Farina - Product Photographer
Having been in the Royal Marines, Paul now uses his expertise to expertly photograph the new Royal Marines Shop products.
Mike Ellis. Director. CEO of the Royal Marines Association, Mike takes a leading role in making sure the Royal Marines community knows about the RM Shop and give it their full support to provide maximum benefit to the Royal Marines Corps Family.
WO1 Bruce Riach RM. Director. Bruce helps to foster the relationship between the serving Corps and the Royal Marines Shop.
Paul Rooke. Non-Executive Director. David provides Business, Retail and Product advise to the team.
David Cosford. Director. David provides Business advise to the team.
Charlie Hobson. Non-Executive Director. Charlie is a former RM Brigadier and CEO of the RMA. The concept, aims and objectives of this Company originated from Charlie whilst he was CEO and hence, whilst now being in other employment, he continues to act as an advisor to the company.
Tony Rowe. Non-Executive Director. Tony provides business and merchandise advice to the team.
Pam Mastro. Brand Guardian and Graphics support.
Simon Lewis. Thompson Jenner LLP. Accountancy support and advice.
Trevor Vanstone and Richard Hookway. Amarisk Ltd. HR advice and support.
Tim Mitchell. Design and Social Media Consultant.