Mersey Maritime is an award-winning regional cluster organisation for the maritime industry in the Liverpool City Region and the greater North West. Our mission is to continue to be a catalyst for growth, influencing policy and driving change for the good of the sector.

Mersey Maritime was conceived almost twenty years ago to create an ecosystem, championing and supporting one of the most diverse maritime regions in the UK. Created as a not for profit organisation with more than 200 active members, we span more than 33 sub-sectors of maritime and its related supply chain including ports, shipping, offshore, engineering, professional services, logistics, manufacturing and academia.

Chris Shirling-Rooke
Chris Shirling-RookeChief Executive Officer
Ruth Wood
Ruth WoodHead of Commercial
Simon Eardley
Simon EardleyPartnerships and Policy Co-ordinator
Suzanne Fulton
Suzanne FultonPort City Innovation Hub (PCiH) Accelerator Cluster Lead
Emma Wilson
Emma WilsonSenior Marketing and Events Executive
Stacey Bradley
Stacey BradleyBusiness Development Executive
Abbie Milne
Abbie MilneDigital Marketing and Events Apprentice


Mersey Maritime engages with a range of key stakeholders and strategic partners across a range of businesses and interests within the maritime industry.