The Maritime UK Awards will be the first truly national maritime awards in the UK, organised by industry, for the benefit of industry.
From a judging panel of internationally recognised maritime leaders, to an awards evening at the¬†Leonardo Royal Hotel Southampton Grand Harbour, the awards process will be a unique and impactful way to showcase your business and celebrate a thriving sector, worth £37.4bn to the UK economy.
The Maritime UK Awards will be open to companies from across the breadth of the maritime sector and its shipping, ports, services, engineering, and leisure marine industries.
Held alongside the Southampton Boat Show, the annual awards will shine a spotlight on each of the UK‚Äôs thriving maritime regions. With government having launched its first long-term strategy for the sector, Maritime 2050, the award categories will mirror its themes. The first Maritime UK Awards are being held in the Solent, a region where maritime represents 20% of the economy, supports 120,000 jobs and facilitates trade worth £77.5bn.
Any surplus generated from the awards will be ploughed back into Maritime UK‚Äôs¬†cross-sector initiatives like careers and trade promotion and Women in Maritime.
The 2019 awards are¬†hosted by Maritime UK members, Solent LEP.
The Finalists’ Reception will bring together the three finalists from each award category with the judges and sponsors during London International Shipping Week.