Finalists announced for 2020 Maritime UK Awards
Thursday October 15th, 2020
The finalists have been revealed for the second Maritime UK Awards.
The winners will be announced at a live-streamed event across the world from Plymouth, Britain’s Ocean City on 12 November 2020 from 5pm.
The Awards, which will be given to individuals as well as businesses, charities, colleges and universities, focus on a wide range of areas including business growth, innovation, sustainability and diversity. They recognise the very best of the UK’s maritime sector, organised by industry, for the benefit of industry. New categories this year are focused on green growth and decarbonisation; Clean Maritime Operator, Clean Maritime Innovator and Clean Maritime Enabler. They comprise the Department for Transport’s Clean Maritime Awards.
Highly respected experts from a variety of businesses and government departments were involved in the judging panel. The maritime sector is one of the UK’s biggest industries, adding £46.1bn to the economy every year, and the supporting 1.1 million jobs.
Ben Murray, Director of Maritime UK, said: “We were determined that these awards would go ahead, and in an ideal world would have been one of the first occasions at which colleagues from across the sector could come back together following COVID-19. With that not being possible due to new restrictions, we think it’s really important to celebrate the remarkable work that has been going on – in responding to COVID-19, and in spite of it – which sends a message of resilience and ambition.”
Hampshire finalists include Solent LEP; Portsmouth International Port and Wightlink Ferries. If you would like to read about the 2019 awards, you can do so here.
Tickets to the live-streamed event are free and open to everyone – register here.