Meet the Team

Head of Waterside Mooring:

Gareth Stephens

Gareth takes up the position of Head of Waterside Mooring from 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 Managers and Maintenance Managers to make every effort to respond to enquiries and problems as quickly as possible.


Meet the Mooring Sales Managers Team!

David Helliwell

National Sales Manager

Our National Sales Manager David Helliwell heads up a team of eight mooring sales 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:

VACANT - Central London

We are currently recruiting for this role - more updates to follow.

This area covers mooring sites within Central London. This includes 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 Uxbridge Lock to Brentford.


VACANT – South East

We are currently recruiting for this role - more updates to follow.
Mooring sites including the Aylesbury Arm, Hythe Bridge Street Arm (Oxford Canal), River Chess (Grand Union Canal), Northampton Arm and River Chess lines of the Grand Union Canal,  Wolvercote Bridge as well as the Grand Union Canal Mainline from Fosse Locks to Springwell Lock and Yelvertoft on the Leicester Line. Also includes mooring sites on the Oxford Canal from Ansty to Enslow Wharf.

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.


VACANT – North East

We are currently recruiting for this role - more updates to follow.
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.

Lisa Shaw

Lisa Shaw - North West / Central  m: 07900 051972

Lisa 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 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 East regions, which includes the Ashby Canal, Birmingham & Fazeley Canal (Tamworth - Bodymoor Heath), Coventry Canal, Chesterfield Canal, Erewash Canal, Fossdyke Canal, River Trent, Nottingham & Beeston Canal, Trent & Mersey (Spode House - Shardlow), Upper Trent, River Witham and River Soar.


Meet the Mooring Maintenance Managers Team!

Justin Knight

National Mooring Maintenance Manager

National maintenance team for Waterside Mooring. Responsible for maintenance and contract works on all Waterside Mooring sites. Managed with a team of 5 managers 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 its facilities should be directed to the relevant sales manager.

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Rob Taylor  m:  07789 278956

Rob is the mooring maintenance manager covering North East, North West, East Midlands & North Wales & Borders, Manchester & Pennine 


Keith Wright  m: 07766 774704

Keith is the mooring maintenance manager covering West Midlands, East Midlands, North Wales & Borders

Belinda Phillips  m: 07717 581215 

Belinda is also the mooring maintenance manager for the sites she manages as a sales manager throughout Greater London


Peter Sherwood  m:  07710 175479

Peter is the mooring maintenance manager covering South East, South Wales & Severn, Kennet & Avon & West Midlands

Will Hicks  m: 07990 947059

Will joined Waterside Mooring in June 2021, and is covering maintenance for Central London, Docklands, East and West London and Greater London