We are regularly looking for bright, tenacious and hardworking people to join our team in a range of different opportunities

Sales & Marketing

UK and Export sales and business development in many different market sectors.


Factory & site maintenance and production engineering.


Machine, splicing and warehouse operatives, day and night shifts.


Finance, management accounts and credit control across two businesses.

Customer Service

Sales, service and administration for 1000’s of customers around the world.

R&D & Quality

Technical and production development, testing, R&D and quality control.


Marlow Ropes are one of the world’s leading manufacturers of specialist fibre ropes. Our rope making roots in the local community go back over 200 years and we are proud to still be manufacturing on the same site as our forebears did.

We have earned a reputation around the world for innovation, performance and quality and we work hard to maintain this. Our factory in Hailsham, East Sussex in the UK employs around 70 people in production, logistics, sales, marketing, technical, accounts and administration. We also have a sales and distribution office in Plymouth Massachusetts in the USA employing 6 people. In addition, we are part of a larger family-owned group, with UK other manufacturing and distribution sites in Malvern, Heywood and Telford.

We believe in doing things better, and are always on the lookout for new talent to help us push our Company forward. If you would like to join our team send us your CV. Alternatively, apply for the specific roles advertised below

Current Vacancies

Field Sales Executive Opportunity at Marlow Ropes.

Marlow Ropes are looking for an energetic and enthusiastic self-starter wanting a sales role in the marine industry.  The role is 100% ‘on the road’ visiting chandlers, rigging outfits and original equipment manufacturers.

You will be focussed on selling our range of premium ropes to new and existing customers within our “Leisure Marine” sector, in which we are a global leader, known and respected around the world.

The successful candidate will be sales focused & proactive – willing and able to engage with customers in person and via telephone, developing strong and lasting relationships. They will be enthusiastic, amiable and interact well with customers and as part of a team.

The role involves visiting existing and potential customers in key UK sailing locations across the South, Southwest and East of England, selling directly from a fully stocked van and order taking for delivery from the factory.

This is a fantastic opportunity to get your foot on the ladder in the leisure marine industry, meet customers in person and develop strong and lasting professional relationships.

Must have competencies.

  • an active sailor, windsurfer or kite surfer
  • enthusiastic, passionate, and proactive
  • excellent communication and presentation skills
  • excellent telephone manner
  • able to generate and build strong commercial relationships
  • able to show high level of initiative and an ability to work independently
  • well organised with excellent administration and time planning skills
  • attention to detail
  • clean driving licence
  • willing and able to stay away from home when visiting customers
  • eager to learn and develop

Desirable, but non-essential.

  • Previous experience in the leisure marine industry
  • Previous sales experience – personality, enthusiasm & tenacity are key


  • A basic salary plus bonus. Bonus is paid monthly based upon sales target achievement. 
  • 21 days holiday per year
  • company pension
  • sick pay
  • Company laptop & mobile phone
  • Company van. 

This is a field sales role and the successful candidate must be willing and able to spend time away from home when visiting customers who are further afield.

Contact Sales Director Paul Honess for more details or to submit your CV – paul.honess@marlowropes.com | 01323 444 444

About Marlow Ropes

Marlow are the UK’s premier specialist rope manufacturer and global leaders in the industry. With an enviable brand reputation dating back over 60 years and challenging aspirations looking forward to the next 60. We are dedicated to driving the sales of our British made products through performance, innovation and service.

Our leisure marine division is a world-renowned brand leader and manufactures and sells ropes for

  • Kitesurfing
  • Windsurfing
  • Dinghy & sports boat sailing
  • Cruiser / racers
  • Grand Prix Racers
  • Superyachts

Marlow is steeped in history and recognised around the world for quality, performance and innovation. We utilise the very latest fibres and manufacturing techniques in the production of ropes for the leisure marine, defence and safety at height markets. With agents and distribution on 6 continents we service specialist rope and cordage requirements across the globe.