MERSEY MARITIME LAUNCHES BUSY PERIOD OF EVENTS AND SUPPORT FOR MEMBERS IN 2021

Despite the obvious challenges we are all facing just now as a result of the ongoing pandemic, the pace of activity at Mersey Maritime hasn’t let up in the first part of 2021! The festive period already seems like a distant memory with a whole range of events and engagement now well and truly underway as we approach the end of January already. The team are conscious, with all the activity that’s taking place online at the moment, that it can be hard to be heard amongst many hundreds of emails and other digital communications, so we’ve launched two initiatives to keep our offer as fresh and interesting as possible for all those we work with.

Short video summaries of upcoming activities

Utilising the skills of our new Digital and Events Apprentice, Abbie Milne, this week has seen the release of a simple video detailing upcoming activities for members to get engaged with. Commenting, Head of Commercial, Ruth Wood, said:

“We want to make it as easy as possible for members to know about the whole host of events and activities we have on offer. January and early February is already full of engagement opportunities for the businesses and organisations we represent but we know we are competing with many different priorities just now. So, in a simple and hopefully interesting way, we just wanted to provide our supporters with a brief overview and whet their appetite to find out more. And there’s plenty for them to see! From the fourth in our series of Global Trade events in partnership with Western Union Business Solutions and Maritime UK, to a really practical roundtable to explore the challenges businesses are facing in a properly post-Brexit world, to the opportunities our industry faces around clean maritime and investment in local projects, there really is a broad spectrum to interest everyone. We’ll be releasing these short videos on a regular basis – make sure you watch our for them!”

You can view the video by clicking on to our YouTube channel here: https://youtu.be/NnjT4RlIgws

Survey – what do our members want to see in 2021?

Ensuring the membership offer of Mersey Maritime is relevant, fresh and useful to those who are part of our ecosystem matters a great deal to us. Whilst we speak with members on a regular basis, from time to time we are keen to deep dive into understanding a little more about what they’d like to see on offer. Chief Executive, Chris Shirling-Rooke, commented:

“We believe Mersey Maritime is pretty well in touch with what our members want to see but we can’t rest on our laurels, particularly as businesses and their employees face so many competing priorities and challenges just now. That’s why we are asking members to give us their honest feedback. What is working, what needs to improve and what new ideas do they have to maintain their interest and engagement with us. We have many opportunities, through our extensive range of contacts across the sector, including directly with national government, to really champion those issues and activities which provide the most value. But we can only do that if we know what is needed. I’d urge all our members to give their views and help shape the direction that Mersey Maritime goes in over the course of 2021.”

Mersey Maritime members can complete the survey here:

https://merseymaritime.typeform.com/to/noKmFQDi

 

In addition, plans are advanced to launch a new company website in the very near future and refresh and expand the effectiveness and reach of the popular ‘Ezine’ publication which is released each month to much acclaim across the industry. Keep in touch with all these developments and more by engaging with our social media platforms and visiting our website at www.merseymaritime.co.uk

Events Micro Standard Executive Sponsor Partner
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)
Limited
Limited
Opportunity to present at Face-2-Face and networking events
Limited
Opportunity to attend executive dinners and drinks
Limited
Opportunity to meet VIP guests, industry leaders and stakeholders
Limited
Opportunity to attend The Maritime Exchange Conference
Limited
Limited
Priority booking for tickets / tables at Mersey Maritime Industry Awards
Limited
Limited
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
Limited
Opportunity to attend Maritime UK and other national trade bodies events and forums
Limited
Limited
Communication / PR Micro Standard Executive Sponsor Partner
Opportunity to feature in social media marketing campaigns where appropriate
Limited
Limited
Opportunity to promote your news, events and job vacancies via the Ezine
Limited
Limited
Limited
Receive regular updates, news, events and Ezine (tailored to membership level)
Opportunity to be Ezine Member of the Month
Digital Micro Standard Executive Sponsor Partner
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
Limited
Business Support Micro Standard Executive Sponsor Partner
Creation of bespoke package of business support, marketing and events tailored to your business
Limited
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)
Limited
Limited
Direct access to Government elected and officials - local, regional, national and international
Limited
Facilitation of B2B introductions
Limited
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
Limited
Limited
Bespoke Requirements Micro Standard Executive Sponsor Partner
Bespoke services and solutions