Final call to enter the Mersey Maritime Awards

Mersey Maritime has put out the final call for entries for its ninth annual industry awards.

Now recognised as one of the biggest events in the calendar of the UK’s £116bn maritime sector, the Mersey Maritime Industry Awards (MMIAs) celebrate the achievements of the industry’s most outstanding companies and individuals.

Taking place in the magnificent surroundings of Liverpool Cathedral on Thursday, November 2, from 6.30pm to 11pm, the MMIAs are open to any business, company, individual, non-profit organisation or charity, operating in or supporting the maritime, logistics and energy sectors (not just members of Mersey Maritime).

Mersey Maritime welcomes entries from across the Liverpool City Region, where the thriving industry is worth £5bn a year, as well as the wider North West. Three of the 12 awards categories are also open to national entries.

There are still opportunities to join the growing list of sponsors at the event as well as purchasing tables and tickets. More than 600 industry professionals from across the UK are expected to attend.

The 12 awards categories are:

  • Business of the Year
  • Diversity Champion Award (national award)
  • Employer of the Year
  • Future Skills Award (national award)
  • International Trade Award
  • Maritime Ambassador Award
  • Maritime Professional Services Award
  • Net Zero Award (national award)
  • Positive Impact Award
  • Rising Star Award
  • Small Business of the Year
  • Technology & Innovation Award

 

Every application received is assessed by Mersey Maritime’s industry judging panel who select the finalists for each category following a rigorous process. The winner of each category will once again be determined by the industry itself, with an industry voting platform launching in early October 2023.

Founded in 2002, Mersey Maritime was conceived to create an ecosystem, championing and supporting one of the most diverse maritime regions in the UK. In the past few years, it has helped to accelerate the growth of the Liverpool city region maritime sector which is now recognised as one of the most successful industry clusters in Europe.

Mersey Maritime Interim Chief Executive, Ruth Wood, said: “In June we brought together UK maritime leaders, from industry, academia and Government, to discuss the key issues facing our sector today and over the coming decades. In November we will once again bring people from across the industry together to showcase and celebrate their fantastic achievements. This is fundamental to what we do at Mersey Maritime. Amid the breath-taking backdrop of Liverpool Cathedral, we will demonstrate what a dynamic and collaborative community the UK maritime industry is. And we want as many people as possible to be a part of it.”

For more details about the application process or to submit your entrant, click here. To book tickets or tables for the awards ceremony, click here. If you are interested in being one of the sponsors, click here.

Diamond Sponsors for the MMIAs are Kays Medical and Liverpool John Moores University. Category sponsors include Brookes Bell, Carmet Tug Company, Denholm Logistics, D Morgan, MTC, Nautilus International, Royal HaskoningDHV, and Royal Navy.

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Invitation to 12 Face-2-Face breakfast events
Opportunity to attend workshops, forums and meet the buyers’ events (priority access dependant on membership level and business relevance)
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Opportunity to present at Face-2-Face and networking events
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Opportunity to attend executive dinners and drinks
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Opportunity to meet VIP guests, industry leaders and stakeholders
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Opportunity to attend The Maritime Exchange Conference
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Priority booking for tickets / tables at Mersey Maritime Industry Awards
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Opportunity to have 1-2-1 with Mersey Maritime board members
Opportunity to host specific events at your own facilities
Creation of bespoke events programme to support your business focus / priorities
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Opportunity to attend Maritime UK and other national trade bodies events and forums
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Opportunity to feature in social media marketing campaigns where appropriate
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Opportunity to promote your news, events and job vacancies via the Ezine
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Receive regular updates, news, events and Ezine (tailored to membership level)
Opportunity to be Ezine Member of the Month
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Logo and website link on Mersey Maritime website
Website link on Mersey Maritime email signature
Relationship Management Micro Standard Executive Sponsor Partner
Dedicated account manager
Quarterly meetings and reporting
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Business Support Micro Standard Executive Sponsor Partner
Creation of bespoke package of business support, marketing and events tailored to your business
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Access to funding, support, guidance and expertise from Dr Matt Fulton, Chief Innovation Officer (additional resource from Liverpool John Moores University, University of Liverpool and MTC)
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Direct access to Government elected and officials - local, regional, national and international
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Facilitation of B2B introductions
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Discounted rates for use of conference facilities at Mersey Maritime
Access to Maritime UK and other national trade bodies through Chris Shirling-Rooke, Mersey Maritime CEO’s role as Assistant Chair of Maritime UK
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Bespoke services and solutions