MERSEY MARITIME INDUSTRY AWARDS 2019
About the MMIA’s
The Mersey Maritime Industry Awards (MMIA’s) were first launched in November 2014 to celebrate the impact and diversity of the Maritime Logistics and Energy sectors and have since built a sterling reputation as the premier northern maritime awards in the UK. There are 13 award categories incorporating everything from innovation, to global reach, with all applications received evaluated by our panel of industry leading judges.
The application process takes place over 6 months, with the winners of the 2019 awards announced at the black-tie gala dinner on Thursday 14 March at the stunning Titanic Hotel Liverpool. The dinner was attended by 450 industry professionals and hosted by BBC Breakfast presenter Louise Minchin.
Open to businesses of any size, this award will be made to a business that has demonstrated a real understanding of its target market and positioned or adapted itself accordingly, showing impressive growth/growth potential, and sustainability in terms of one or more of the following: job creation; turnover and/or impact on their region.
Open to businesses of any size, this award will be made to a business that has demonstrated true commitment to looking after their employees. The business will be able to evidence it’s dedication to personal and professional development, staff satisfaction and HR initiatives for creating a supportive and engaging working environment.
This award will be made to a company that can demonstrate its credentials as a leader in its field. They may have developed new products or services that mark a step-change in the growth of the business and/or its move into new markets. Applications are welcomed from all engineering disciplines.
This award recognises a major contribution to freight and logistics sector. It can be focused either on a specific freight initiative or on a combination of measures and initiatives that have enhanced the efficient movement of freight and improved wider supply chain and logistics activity, locally, nationally or internationally.
This award will be made to a business that is actively involved in international trade, having significantly increased its import/export activity; driving increased revenue, creating new jobs and/or positively affecting supply chains throughout the Northern Powerhouse.
The Northern Powerhouse is defined as the North of England & Wales – including the Isle of Man.
This award will be made to a business that has demonstrated originality of innovation in products, services, or practices. The business must clearly show the innovation’s impact in terms of one or more of the following; improved efficiency, increased marketability, measurable cost savings, achievement of environmental goals or an improved market position.
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The winner of this award is selected by our judges to recognise their outstanding dedication and achievement in the maritime sector over the course of their career.
This award will be made to a business that provides professional services directly into the maritime and related sectors and in doing so has demonstrated a positive and/or measurable impact on the sector. Applicants may base their application on a specific project or the impact their services have had. Professional services providers may include but are not limited to: legal services, public relations, surveyors, consultancy, recruitment services, insurers and financiers.
This award will be made to a micro-sized business that has demonstrated real understanding of its target market, showing growth potential and sustainability in terms of turnover and/or impact on the sector. A micro business is defined as employing fewer than ten employees and has a turnover or balance sheet total of less than €2 million. (European Commission definition).
This award is open to companies of all sizes from across the UK that have significantly contributed to the UK’s maritime sector. Companies entering this award should be able to demonstrate their positive national impact, whether it’s substantial growth, job creation, cutting edge innovation, thought leadership, or increasing exports. Applications may be based on a specific project or overall effect created.
This award will be made to a business, maritime charitable organisation, or other enterprise whose remit or business model is to bring about positive measurable change, whether this is to the lives or living conditions of individuals, the community or in terms of campaigns, projects and initiatives that are changing perceptions about the industry. Applicants may base their application on a specific project or the overall impact their services have in terms of bringing about positive change.
This award will be made to someone under the age of 30 whose contribution has made a real and positive impact on the business in which they are employed. Nominations should be made by the business on behalf of the employee they would like to put forward. Nominees can be at any stage in their career or training, and may be working in any role within the business, including apprentices.
All nominees for this award will require a face to face interview.
This award will be made to an SME* that has demonstrated a real understanding of its target market, showing impressive growth, or growth potential, and sustainability in terms of one or more of the following: job creation; turnover and/or impact on the region.
*Small or Medium sized Enterprise, i.e. maximum 249 employees and turnover not exceeding EUR 50million.