Foster: Another successful year for the local maritime sector!

Jacqueline Foster MEP attends the fourth annual Mersey Maritime Industry Awards

The Liverpool City Region’s £4bn maritime sector confirmed its global status with the fourth annual Mersey Maritime Industry Awards on Thursday 8th March 2018. A sell-out audience of 450 people gathered for the awards ceremony held at Liverpool FC’s Anfield stadium, hosted by BBC Breakfast presenter Louise Minchin, to see accolades handed out to the very best performers in the sector.

Commenting, Jacqueline Foster MEP said:

"I was delighted to attend the fourth annual Mersey Maritime Industry Awards in Liverpool. It was fantastic to catch up with many colleagues from across the industry at what is the most prestigious awards event of its kind in the UK! Many congratulations to all the finalists and winners in this thriving sector here in my North West constituency.

"The success of the evening demonstrated Mersey Maritime’s status as the leading cluster in Europe, representing a sector that employs 28,000 people across the city region. Long may it continue to thrive and develop!"

The full list of winners was as follows:

Engineering Company of the Year – Sponsored by RSM UK:  Accu-Right Engineering Limited 

Freight & Logistics Award – Sponsored by Seatruck Ferries:  Liverpool John Lennon Airport & Wynne Aviation 

Best Newcomer – Sponsored by Stellamar:  Sensor City

Global Reach Award – Sponsored by Natwest:  Royal HaskoningDHV

Innovation Award – Sponsored by Peel Ports:  Marlan Maritime Technologies 

Maritime Professional Services Award – Sponsored by Tilney:  Hill Dickinson

Positive Impact Award – Sponsored by Associated British Ports (ABP):  Merseyside Adventure Sailing Trust (MAST)

National Impact Award – Sponsored by Maritime UK:  Peel Ports Group

Rising Star – Sponsored by Liverpool John Moores University:  Sophie Phillips – Complete Training Solutions

Micro Business of the Year – Sponsored by MTC:  Fort Recruitment  

SME of the Year – Sponsored by Royal HaskoningDHV:  Offshore Painting Services

Maritime Ambassador’s Award – Sponsored by Beech Group:  Professor Nigel Weatherill, Vice Chancellor, Liverpool John Moores University

Business of the Year – Sponsored by Stream Marine Training:  Accu-Right Engineering Limited