Winners announced for Maritime UK Awards
Friday August 16th, 2019
The shining stars of the UK’s £46.1bn maritime sector were applauded in September 2019 as the first ever Maritime UK Awards took place.
More than 400 of the industry’s finest attended a glittering ceremony in Southampton – fittingly right opposite the Southampton International Boat Show, Britain’s biggest and best festival of boating.
The Maritime UK Awards were the first of their kind and, unlike many others before them, aimed to celebrate businesses and organisations from the entire spectrum of the sector – from leisure to shipping, professional services to ports and engineering to advanced manufacturing.
Harry Theochari, Chair of Maritime UK, said: “It was incredibly difficult for our judges to pick just one winner for each category, which is testament to the world-class work we have going on within this thriving sector. The UK’s maritime sector adds an impressive £46.1bn to the UK economy and supports over one million jobs so occasions like this are vital in showcasing success and sharing best practice.”
“Right now, there is a real buzz around maritime, and huge excitement about working together to capitalise upon the opportunities that we collective face. Bringing people together for events like this from different parts of the country and sector is really important to helping form the relationships and partnerships to take this work forward.”
A highly respected industry panel performed the judging over the summer and last night the winners were announced and can be found here.