The Corporate Boating Company is based at the waterfront at The National Sports Centre at Bisham Abbey, Marlow on the River Thames.  Offering a host of fun and exiting water based activities, we've partnered with Bisham Abbey Conferencing Centre set in a beautiful and historic location offering a unique proposition.

At the National Sports Centre Bisham Abbey

The Corporate Boating Company

Meet Our Team

Our combined love for the River Thames, getting on the water, empowering people and sharing our passion brings together a mature team with tons of experience

Waterside Team

Guy Fisher


Guy has always been drawn to the River Thames, water and boats (and the mountains!).
He owns a handful of river based brands and has a keen interest in empowering individuals.

A keen fixed seat rower, Guy created the Shiplake Outloars rowing club and has taken part in many challenges. 

Guy is also a Trustee of the Rivertime Boat Trust charity based in Henley. 

Guy lives locally and is married with three children. 


Jay Dodson

Paddle Team Lead

Jay Dodson’s original career was in marketing mostly in the brewing industry working at director level with major and independent brewers as an employee and consultant.

He has spent the past 30 years working as a team and leadership development facilitator in a wide range of outdoor environments and has qualifications in paddlesports, climbing, hill walking, sailing and boating.

Jay lives on the River Thames on a narrow boat, and loves nothing more than sharing his passion about the benefits of being on the water with others


James Collins

Paddle Team

James is a British Canoeing Paddle Sport Instructor and Bellboat Helm.

His passion is getting people onto the water safely in a way that will build trust and hel;p them feel comfortable and enjoy new experiences on the water.

James’ worked as a furniture maker for nearly 30 yearsand still enjoys making bespoke wooden canoe equipment.

James is also an outdoor activity instructor, DofE supervisor assessor and scout leader.

Behind the Scenes

Simon Davis


Simon and his late wife, Pat Davis MBE started and ran a Boat Hire and Corporate Regatta Company after a successful career in marketing. 

Simon and Pat founded The Rivertime Boat Trust in 2007  launching ‘Rivertime’, a passenger boat to take out disabled and disadvantaged people on the River Thames. 

His love of the Thames led him to become a founder member of The River Thames Society and The Traditional Boat Rally as well as being very involved with The Thames Punting Club and the initiator of The Regatta for the Disabled in Henley. Not satisfied with all this he has also collected over 500 books on the River Thames.


Darren Joy

Paddle Technical Advisor

Darren is a full time British Canoeing Level 5 Coach, the highest award possible for Coaching. 

With over 20 years of experience, Darren is comfortable in all water environments. 

He is also a home nation trainer for British Canoeing for safety and leadership awards, training the trainers and more recently closely consulting with British Canoeing.


Vanessa Fisher

PR & Marketing

Vanessa runs her own PR company, specializing in outdoor and travel. 

After leaving university with an English degree, she joined and worked for the Ski Club of Great Britain for ten years, setting up their PR department.

With three children, she has managed to juggle her successful business, find time for loads of skiing and running. 


Sue Raison


Sue has worked with and supported Guy with his various businesses since early 2017.

Through her business, Abacus Antics, Sue develops long term working relationships with her clients working alongside them to ensure that their finances are both in good shape and as stress-free as possiblethrough quality bookkeeping and payroll services.


You’re in safe hands

Fully Qualified 
Fully Insured

Our Staff are experienced, fully qualified for the activities being carried out on the water.  As part of our partnership agreement with Bisham Abbey, we are Natioanl Govedrning Body accredited and have fully risk assessed all of our activities and we carry £10M public Liability insurance.


British Canoeing NGB Partner

Motor Boats

British Marine and Visit England Accredited

Our Partners

Partner with Bisham Abbey National Sports Centre


£10M Public Liability Insured

Multipe on the water Activities for All

There are many ways of experienceing the beauty, calmness and fun that the River Thames provides.  We like to think we have you covered!

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