Mersey Maritime has launched their eighth annual industry awards and is calling for maritime and logistics businesses across the Merseyside region and greater North West to start preparing their entries for 2022.  

The UK’s leading maritime awards ceremony celebrates the achievements of the industry’s most outstanding companies and individuals. Applications are encouraged from any maritime or maritime related organisation, business and/or individual that operate in, or support, the North West region.  

This year the MMIA’s theme will be ‘Our Time is Now’ which will have a particular focus on Mersey Maritime’s 20-year anniversary and look forward to the bright future of the sector. Mersey Maritime was conceived to create an ecosystem, championing and supporting one of the most diverse maritime regions in the UK and has been doing so ever since its founding in 2002. 

Awards ceremony 

The awards will take place on Thursday 10 November 2022, in the prestigious location of Liverpool’s iconic Cathedral. It is expected that 2022 will be the biggest yet with more than 600 industry professionals likely to be in attendance. 

Application process  

Entries for the Mersey Maritime Industry Awards 2022 will open later in the week, and can be submitted via the Mersey Maritime website HERE. There are 14 award categories in total:  

  • Best Newcomer Award 
  • Business of the Year 
  • Diversity and Inclusion Award 
  • Employer of the Year  
  • Environmental, Social & Governance Award  
  • Global Performance Award 
  • Logistics Solution of the Year 
  • Maritime 2050 Award 
  • Maritime Ambassador Award  
  • Moving on the Mersey Award 
  • Outstanding SME Performance Award 
  • Regional Deal of the Year 
  • Rising Star Award 
  • Technology & Innovation Award 

The closing date for submitting award entries is Monday 5th September 2022. 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 2022. 

 Mersey Maritime Chief Executive, Chris Shirling-Rooke said: “In a special year for Mersey Maritime, we are delighted to launch our latest annual awards and very excited to see what this year will bring for all those wishing to showcase their achievements.  

“Bringing the maritime industry together has always been at the heart of Mersey Maritime and is fundamental to what we do. But it is much more than that. We are committed to allowing our wide range of members both here in the Liverpool City Region and further afield, the opportunity to demonstrate to as broad an audience as possible their success and work in whatever area of the maritime industry they specialise in.  

“It is also important to us to give the wider industry an opportunity to have their say on who amongst their peers is the best in class. Once again, we will offer a voting platform to facilitate this. The industry vote is all about creating even more opportunities to showcase the fantastic innovation, growth and positive impacts happening here in this region. 

“We want everyone to feel involved in championing maritime in our region. There is already a profound sense of comradery at the awards evening, and we hope to shine a spotlight on this throughout the voting process.” 

To view the award categories, apply for an award or buy tickets/tables, please visit Mersey Maritime’s website HERE 

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