Sir Michael Bibby Bt. DL wins Maritime Ambassador Award

Mersey Maritime, the leading representative body for the maritime sector in the Liverpool City Region, is delighted to announce Sir Michael Bibby as their Maritime Ambassador Award winner 2023. Sir Michael was recognised for his efforts at the Mersey Maritime Industry Awards, held on Thursday 2nd November 2023. 

The Mersey Maritime Industry Awards, now in their ninth year, serve to highlight the remarkable accomplishments of companies and individuals in the maritime industry. Sir Michael Bibby’s accolade was a highlight of the evening, with the 2022 Maritime Ambassador winner, Gary Hodgson, describing him as “a giant of our industry,” emphasising both his achievements and connection with the North West maritime industry throughout his long and varied association with it. 

Sir Michael Bibby’s remarkable contributions to the maritime sector over the course of his illustrious career were recognised with this esteemed award; he was the unanimous choice of the judging panel.  

On receiving the award, Sir Michael Bibby stated: “It is an honour to be nominated as an ambassador for Mersey Maritime… but I feel like we are only just beginning now, we have zero-carbon ships to build for the offshore wind sector, a new knowledge hub – there’s lots to do!” 

Ruth Wood, CEO of Mersey Maritime commented: “We are thrilled that Sir Michael Bibby was recognised with the Maritime Ambassador’s Award at the Mersey Maritime Industry Awards. His contributions to the maritime sector, both regionally, nationally and indeed internationally, are immeasurable. Sir Michael’s leadership and vision have had a significant impact on the industry’s growth and development.” 

Nigel Quinn, CEO of Bibby Marine, shared his elation, stating: “We are delighted Sir Michael was recognised by Mersey Maritime for his outstanding contribution to the maritime industry both in the North West and further afield. Under his guidance and leadership, Sir Michael has ensured Bibby Marine’s ongoing reputation as one of the most trusted and oldest family-run maritime businesses in the UK – a reputation he has not only upheld but also uplifted. Bibby Marine continues to lead the way in the maritime sector, and its pioneering spirit endures, with the new build of a zero-emission electric vessel.” 

Mr Quinn further emphasised Sir Michael’s unwavering commitment to the region’s ambitions to once again become a global maritime leader, highlighting his pivotal role in the establishment of Mersey Maritime, where he served as board member for several years. 

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