Diamond Sponsors

Kays Medical

Kays Medical is a complete occupational health provider specialising in the maritime and offshore sectors. Through our leading Health Needs / Risk Assessment approach we can help identify all of your organisational health and employee wellbeing risks and needs in a systematic evidence-based manner.

Our Occupational Health services are tailored to each organisation we work with to ensure their defined needs are met, whether physical or psychological. Services include health surveillance activities in accordance with the regulations / job risk profile, sea farer or offshore worker fitness for task assessments (e.g. ML5, UKOG medicals), sickness/ absence case management and wellbeing/ lifestyle related health assessments. In addition, Kays Medical is one of the UK’s largest independent suppliers of first aid, medical supplies, emergency response equipment and Ofqual regulated first aid training with global logistics capabilities.

“Kays Medical are delighted to continue our support for Mersey Maritime and in particular our sponsorship of the Mersey Maritime Industry Awards 2020. The Awards celebrate the fantastic achievements of individuals and organisations working in our industry and shine a light on the tremendous work that is being done in our impressive Region” Ben Ludzker, Managing Director, Kays Medical


Peel Ports Group

PEEL PORTS provides port-centric logistics solutions.  We work with importers and exporters, shipping lines and logistics service providers, rail operators and hauliers, businesses in numerous industrial sectors from all around the world, to improve the efficiency and the environmental impact of supply chains.  With ports in the north and south, east and west of the UK, we invest in our people, our assets and our technology to ensure that we bring sector-leading innovation, operational discipline and service flexibility in a safe environment.  We pioneer new services, support emerging markets and build better facilities for our customers and communities.

“Peel Ports has been a long-term partner of Mersey Maritime, recognising the importance of the maritime industry and the contribution the sector makes to the economic development of the Liverpool City Region. We are proud to sponsor the maritime event of the year and join in the celebration of the great achievements made by businesses and individuals operating in the sector” Mark Whitworth, CEO, Peel Ports Group

Western Union Business Solutions

Western Union helped to pioneer the idea of moving money around the world and has been connecting people globally for over 164 years. As a leading provider of cross-border business payments, Western Union Business Solutions supports its customers to expand globally through one of the largest payment networks in the world. We help businesses access 130 different currencies in over 200 countries and territories. We also provide powerful online platforms that help simplify international payments and make it easier for businesses to trade overseas.

For businesses, taking the next step to develop a strategy and manage currency risk can feel complicated – especially if you don’t have the time, the right tools, or maybe the experience of trading in such a volatile environment. That’s where our risk solutions experts based across the length & breadth of the UK are positioned to help support companies like yours. Our team of experts are ready to not only help you build your plan for 2020 & beyond, but also benchmark your currency strategy against other industry players.

“Western Union Business Solutions have been a partner of Mersey Maritime for approaching 2 years. We have found a warm welcome from the membership as we’ve looked to become immersed and understanding of the industry and it’s needs. The result has been that we’ve been able to help numerous members with currency risk in their businesses which in turn we would hope has strengthened their business outlook” Richard Baigent – Head of Sales, Midlands, North, Scotland & Northern Ireland. Western Union

Category Sponsors

Beech Group

Beech Group are a leading multi-disciplinary company founded in 1963 with a rich heritage in the sector and are based in Bromborough, North West England.

We offer a wide range of specialist services including demolition, asbestos removal, specialist cutting, engineering, remediation, insulation, training, site investigation and geo-environmental services.

Beech Group are committed to delivering projects to a wide-ranging client base on time and to budget with an impeccable safety record delivered by our in-house demolition, asbestos, remediation, insulation, waste managers, quantity surveyors, IT specialists and training personnel.

Brookes Bell

Brookes Bell is a leading multi-disciplinary technical and scientific consultancy serving the marine and energy sectors. Founded in Liverpool in 1903, Brookes Bell also operate in London, Glasgow, Shanghai, Hong Kong and Singapore and enjoy a reputation for being the ‘go to’ firm for casualty investigation, forensic analysis, technical dispute resolution and expert witness work.

Technically innovative, our people have unrivalled expertise across a range of interrelated disciplines including Marine, Civil and Mechanical Engineers, Master Mariners, Naval Architects, Consulting Scientists, Fire Investigators and Metallurgists, enabling complex projects to be delivered through a single point of contact. This wealth of practical experience is combined with cutting-edge in-house technology.

Denholm UK Logistics

Denholm UK Logistics is committed to providing customers with optimal solutions for warehousing, handling, haulage and distribution. Operating from port centric facilities, our extensive knowledge and experience enables us to provide an excellent service that exceeds customers’ expectations.

With a number of strategically located facilities either close to or within major ports, Denholm UK Logistics provide port centric solutions for the receiving, handling, storing and distributing of goods around the UK.

Fort Recruitment

Right People, Right Skills, Right Time.

We know that recruiting the right people is fundamental to the growth and success of your business. As a result of this, we work in collaboration with you to offer a professional service that is specific to your needs.

We are thorough and robust in our search and selection methods and can provide you with either temporary or permanent staff depending on your requirements.

We will advertise and search across the many vertical markets that form your industry to find you what you need – the right people.

Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC)

The Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC) develops and proves innovative manufacturing processes and technologies in an agile, low risk environment, in partnership with industry, academia and other institutions. They focus on delivering bespoke manufacturing system solutions for our customers.

The MTC operates some of the most advanced manufacturing equipment in the world, and employ a team of highly skilled engineers, many of whom are leading experts in their field. This creates a high-quality environment for the development and demonstration of new processes and technologies on an industrial scale.

Maritime UK

Maritime UK is the umbrella body for the maritime sector, bringing together the shipping, ports, services, engineering and leisure marine industries. Our purpose is to champion and enable a thriving maritime sector.

Supporting over 1 million jobs and adding £46.1bn to our economy, maritime is responsible for facilitating 95% of UK global trade, worth over £500bn per year. The UK maritime workforce is 42% more productive than the average UK worker. Maritime makes a greater contribution to the UK economy than both rail and air combined.

Maritime is a vital part of our island nation’s heritage and of our modern economy – supporting jobs, driving innovation and enabling trade. The sector also enables millions of people to enjoy the recreational benefits of the UK’s coastal and inland waterways.

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Royal Navy

At sea, on land and in the air.

The Royal Navy is made up of five arms. The might of ships in the Surface Fleet, the aerial strength that is the Fleet Air Arm, the covert Submarine Service, the elite and amphibious Royal Marines, and the civilian fleet central to our effectiveness, the Royal Fleet Auxiliary.

Royal HaskoningDHV

Royal HaskoningDHV are backed by the expertise and experience of 8,000 colleagues all over the world, our professionals combine global expertise with local knowledge to deliver a multi-disciplinary range of professional engineering and project management consultancy services in aviation, buildings, energy, industry, infrastructure, maritime, mining, rural and urban planning and water all over the world from 100 offices in 35 countries.

By showing leadership in sustainable development and innovation, together with our Clients, we are working to become part of the solution to a more sustainable society now and into the future.


VIRSEC is an award-winning, innovative company located in Manchester, the United Kingdom. VIRSEC specialises in the delivery of regulatory, bespoke and accredited online courses to both the B2B and B2C Sectors. The company affords those taking its courses a cost-effective and extremely flexible means of undertaking training and personal development. Innovation, creativity and entrepreneurship are embedded within all our online courses, ensuring you receive a head start in your future chosen profession, to assist you in furthering your career or achieving personal development goals.

Wirral Waters

Wirral Waters is one of the largest and most exciting regeneration projects in the UK. The 500-acre site is part of a wider 30-year strategy to transform the Left Bank of the River Mersey into an international recognisable destination.

The site will be regenerated into a sustainable location for local and international businesses, creating more than 20,000 permanent jobs for the Liverpool City Region, as well as offering new housing opportunities. The Wirral Waters masterplan was created by world-class urban designers to create a mixed-use, high density, highly sustainable project that will elevate and regenerate the area to the benefit of its exciting community.

Drinks Reception Sponsors

Hill Dickinson LLP

Hill Dickinson is a leading and award-winning international commercial law firm with more than 850 people including 185 partners and legal directors, with offices in Liverpool, Manchester, London, Leeds, Piraeus, Singapore, Monaco and Hong Kong.

Hill Dickinson delivers advice and strategic guidance spanning the full legal spectrum. The firm acts as a trusted adviser to businesses, organisations and individuals across the globe and from a wide range of market sectors, advising on non-contentious advisory and transactional work through to all forms of commercial litigation and arbitration.

Hill Dickinson’s network of international offices reflects the global nature of our work; the Monaco office focuses on the needs of our yacht and superyacht client base, and our offices in Piraeus, Singapore and Hong Kong specialise in the marine, trade and energy markets.

Date & Time

Liverpool Football Club
Friday 17th September 2021
18:30 – 12:00