Meet the Team

Head of Waterside Mooring:

Gareth Stephens

Gareth has been our Head of Waterside Mooring since 1st April 2020. He also manages the Trust's national Business Boating team.

Support Team:

Jackie Self, Debi Jones, Sharon Goode, Emma Gill, Parveen Mardel & Kerry Gasior comprise our dedicated support team.   

They help with all our customer enquiries 

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They renew your mooring agreement and any associated queries relating to payments. They can also help you with securing a mooring on our website.

They also support our sales Mooring Sales & Customer Service Managers and Maintenance Managers to make every effort to respond to enquiries and problems as quickly as possible.


Meet the Mooring Sales & Customer Service Managers Team!

David Helliwell

National Sales Manager

Our National Sales & Customer Service Manager, David Helliwell heads up a team of eight mooring sales & customer service managers dedicated to managing the water space and listing vacancies that become available at our long term mooring sites. 

  If you have any questions relating to a mooring site or a vacancy, the contact details for each mooring site are shown on the "Site Information" tab - scroll down to find the "Contact" section. Below is an overview of the geographical areas each mooring manager covers:

Roma McGurk - Inner London  m: 07741 372521 

Roma manages mooring sites on the Regent’s Canal, Limehouse Cut, London Docklands, as well as sites on the Paddington Arm of the Grand Union Canal from Wembley to Little Venice.

Belinda Phillips Mooring Manager

Belinda Phillips – Outer London  m: 07717 581215 

Belinda manages mooring sites on the River Lee and Stort Navigations. Belinda also covers Bulls Bridge and Engineers Wharf on the Paddington Arm of the Grand Union Canal and sites on the Grand Union Canal from Gayton Junction to Brentford Lock.

Ryan Cook - East Midlands   m: 07826 894825

Ryan joined the team in September 2021 and will be managing mooring sites on the Trent & Mersey Canal, the River Trent, River Witham, River Soar, North Oxford Canal, Birmingham & Fazeley Canal, Coventry Canal, Chesterfield Canal and the Fossdyke Navigation.

Maria Nash

Maria Osborne – South West  m: 07917 585011
Maria manages mooring sites  located on a number of different waterways, including the Bridgwater & Taunton Canal, Droitwich Barge Canal, Gloucester & Sharpness Canal, Kennet & Avon Canal and the Monmouthshire & Brecon Canal. Maria also manages sites on the Worcestershire & Birmingham Canal from Offerton Locks to Alvechurch, the Grand Union Mainline from Knowle to Hatton, Kingswood Basin on the North & South Stratford Canal, Kinver, Stewponey, Greensforge and Stourport Basin on the Staffordshire & Worcestershire Canal.

Janet Sharp – North East  m: 07442 822161

Janet manages mooring sites in the North East which covers the Aire & Calder Navigation, Wakefield Branch (Aire & Calder Nav), Calder & Hebble Navigation, Leeds Dock, Halifax Branch (Calder & Hebble Nav), Stainforth & Keadby Canal, Sheffield & Tinsley Canal, Leeds & Liverpool Canal, Springs Branch (Leeds & Liverpool Canal), Pocklington Canal, Rochdale Canal, Selby Canal, Sheffield & South Yorkshire Navigations and Calder & Hebble Navigation.


James Bound - North West / Central  m: 07442 636342

James manages mooring sites within Birmingham & Fazeley Canal, Hockley Port Branch (Soho Loop), Llangollen Canal, Montgomery Canal, Middlewich Branch (Shrop Union Canal), Shropshire Union Canal, Titford Canal, Worcester & Birmingham Canal, Wyrley & Essington Canal, Engine Arm, Ocker Hill Tunnel Branch (Walsall Canal) and Liverpool Docks.

Leanne Higham

Leanne Higham – North West  m: 07770 610213

Leanne manages mooring sites in the North West area which includes the Lancaster Canal, Macclesfield Canal and Peak Forest Canal. Leanne  also manage sites from Liverpool to Blackburn on the main line Leeds & Liverpool Canal including the Rufford Branch and Dutton to Hardingswood Junction on the Trent & Mersey Canal.

Patrick McGinty - Central  m: 07747 897784

Patrick manages mooring sites in the Central and South East regions. This includes the Ashby Canal, the Grand Union (Leicester Line), the Grand Union (Fosse Locks – Stoke Bruerne), Oxford Canal and Hawkesbury Junction on the Coventry.

Meet the Mooring Maintenance Managers Team!

Justin Knight

National Mooring Maintenance Manager

National maintenance manager for Waterside Mooring. Responsible for maintenance and contract works on all Waterside Mooring sites. This is in conjunction with a team of four managers and in partnership with our term contractors. Infra-structure and maintenance can be referred to us, but sales enquiries and/or questions about a site or the facilities should be directed to the relevant sales & customer service manager.  Any questions or concerns about visitor moorings or regional customer service facilities should be made to the Canal & River trust regional team for that location.

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Mark Lyons - North  m: 07826 942380

Post covers the North of England predominantly on the Northwest, Yorkshire Northeast & the East midlands regions. This includes Albert dock and Salthouse in Liverpool and the Lancaster Canal.

Queries relating to visitor moorings, should be made direct to the relevant regional team. 

Keith Wright - Central  m: 07766 774704

Keith is the mooring maintenance manager covering the central part of the UK which predominately covers West Midlands, East Midlands, Wales and South west & North west regions. This includes moorings on the BCN network, River Trent / Soar, Llangollen and the Shropshire union canals.

Queries relating to visitor moorings or river passage, should be made direct to the relevant regional team. 

Peter Sherwood - South  m:  07710 175479

Peter is the mooring maintenance manager covering the southern part of the country which predominantly covers moorings in the London & southeast, Wales & southwest, and some of the West Midlands regional areas. This includes moorings on the Grand union, Oxford canal and the Kennett & Avon canals.

Queries relating to visitor moorings, should be made direct to the relevant regional team. 

Will Hicks - London  m: 07990 947059

Will is the moorings maintenance manager and is covering maintenance on moorings in Central London, London Docklands and Greater London. This includes the Regents canal, Grand union, Paddington arm and the Limehouse cut.

Queries relating to visitor moorings or any of the Eco moorings, should be made direct to the relevant regional team.