Mersey Maritime - A driving force for the maritime industry on merseysideMersey Maritime - A driving force for the maritime industry on merseyside


Membership of Mersey Maritime is open to all maritime sector businesses, associated public sector partners, trade associations and charitable organisations. Members can be based anywhere in the UK or overseas provided they have interests in Merseyside’s Maritime Sector. Non-maritime and non-maritime specific businesses may apply to be members on individual merit.

Business Networking

We organise regular business events to allow members to network with other maritime related businesses, local and national business leaders, MPs and other key influencers.

Business Support

Access to Mersey Maritime’s business development team to provide information, advice and guidance, as well as signposting and routes into funding.

Lobbying Support

Ability to influence policy-making decisions in local, regional, national and EU government on issues affecting individual companies and the wider maritime industry.

Training & Education

Access to training including development of industry-specific packages. Training available via Sponsors and Executive Club members who specialise in this field.

Membership Packages

See our four key Membership Packages below:

  • Membership Package

  • £300-600
    Per Year
  • • Invitations to Mersey Maritime 'standard' events
  • Feature in and receive monthly 'E-zine'
  • Advice on business development and funding support
  • Your business is recognised and represented as a part of the Maritime cluster
  • Discounts and offers available from local businesses
  • Enquire Today
  • Executive Club Package

  • £1250
    Per Year
  • • Priority booking to all Mersey Maritime standard events
  • Exclusive invitations to VIP events
  • Opportunity to present at Face-2-Face event
  • Facilitation of B2B introductions
  • Additional enhanced/ bespoke member benefits available
  • Discounts and offers available from local businesses
  • Enquire Today
  • Sponsorship Package

  • £3000+
    Per Year
  • • This level of membership represents the basis of a real partnership
  • Sponsors enjoy all the benefits associated with all other levels of membership plus additional benefits individually tailored to the client
  • Discounts and offers available from local businesses
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  • Partnership Package

  • POA
  • Bespoke services and solutions package, along with everything else included in the membership
  • Enquire Today

All membership enquiries will be considered on an individual basis and, if approved, we will aim to notify you within 5 working days.


Royal HaskoningDHV is a global engineering and project design consultancy with 6500 staff working in 150 companies, but we’ve been something of a sleeping giant in Liverpool. We’re proud to be sponsors of Mersey Maritime. It enables us to be fully engaged in the cluster, with a place at the table and positioned as first choice company for new business opportunities within our areas of expertise.
Jamie Gray, Associate Director, Royal HaskoningDHV
Mersey Maritime is unique, there’s nothing else like it!
Phil James, Weightmans LLP
I come out of Mersey Maritime’s meetings with a bit of a buzz. Lots of people with the same energy and we can see what’s ahead and we want to be ready for it, be a part of it.
Tom Coyle, Managing Director, DT Engineering Limited
Mersey Maritime has brought the community together tremendously well.
Colin Kershaw, Brookes Bell
Back in 2008, the average age profile of the workforce at Cammell Laird was 47; so we recognised the need to address a potential skills gap up ahead. As a result of close collaboration with Mersey Maritime we‘ve committed to a long-term training programme that has seen our apprentice numbers rise from zero to more than 100. It’s put us in a much stronger position. We’re in better shape to plan for growth, we’re fulfilling a commitment to provide jobs for young people in this region and we’re revitalising the way we run our business.
John Syvret, CEO, Cammell Laird Group
Mersey Maritime is doing so much for the community and its succession planning for business is vitally important. It’s great to see Liverpool coming back as a global player – all power to your elbow!
Simon Reynish, Chairman, CILT North West
As a founding member, Hill Dickinson is proud to support Mersey Maritime. Mersey Maritime creates and facilitates business opportunities for both its members and the wider maritime and business communities through regular networking events, lobbying and industry awards while addressing the skills gap in the maritime sector by integrating local academic resources with businesses to ensure focused training and development. Mersey Maritime has achieved so much since its inception in 2003 and continues to strive with members to ensure Merseyside’s place as the leading maritime hub.
Colin Lavelle, Legal Director, Hill Dickinson LLP
Mersey Maritime provides excellent networking opportunities, allowing people to meet people, and they do exceptionally well on training and skills. My only criticism is that companies want more!
James Douglas, ContainerPort
As a fledgling business with big aspirations for success, joining Mersey Maritime has been absolutely the right move for us. It’s meant we haven’t had to start from scratch, knocking on doors and trying to get access to the right people. Through Mersey Maritime, we’ve attended business events like Face-2-Face and have already been able to meet everyone who’s anyone in this region. It’s the best investment we have made this year!
John Bean, Managing Director, Geo Data Systems


Mersey Maritime is one of Europe’s most successful maritime cluster organisations, representing the interests of over 1700 Maritime, Logistics and Energy businesses on Merseyside and beyond.

Our Sponsors

Sponsorship of Mersey Maritime provides businesses with the opportunity for closer collaboration.


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