Categories: Business, Maritime UKPublished On: 09.05.2019243 words1.2 min read

There are some great entries being submitted for the inaugural Maritime UK Awards. Don’t miss the chance to showcase your business, recognise your achievements and help celebrate our thriving maritime sector.

The Maritime UK Awards will be the first truly national maritime awards in the UK, organised by industry, for the benefit of industry.

From a judging panel of internationally recognised maritime leaders, to an awards evening at the Leonardo Royal Hotel Southampton Grand Harbour, the awards process will be a unique and impactful way to showcase your business and celebrate a thriving sector, worth £37.4bn to the UK economy.

The Maritime UK Awards will be open to companies from across the breadth of the maritime sector and its shipping, ports, services, engineering, and leisure marine industries.

Held alongside the Southampton Boat Show, the annual awards will shine a spotlight on each of the UK’s thriving maritime regions. With government having launched its first long-term strategy for the sector, Maritime 2050, the award categories will mirror its themes. The first Maritime UK Awards are being held in the Solent, a region where maritime represents 20% of the economy, supports 120,000 jobs and facilitates trade worth £77.5bn.

Any surplus generated from the awards will be ploughed back into Maritime UK’s cross-sector initiatives like careers and trade promotion and Women in Maritime.

The 2019 awards are hosted by Maritime UK members, Solent LEP.

Full details and how to enter are available on the Maritime UK website here