Mersey Maritime Industry Awards recognises excellence of the £4bn sector
A sell-out audience of 450 people gathered for the Mersey Maritime Industry Awards (MMIAs) awards ceremony held at Liverpool FC’s Anfield stadium, and hosted by BBC Breakfast presenter Louise Minchin, to see accolades handed out to the very best performers in the sector.
Notable winners on the night included Liverpool John Moores University Vice Chancellor, Professor Nigel Weatherill, who was the recipient of the Maritime Ambassador’s Award and Peel Ports Group which scooped the National Impact Award. Accu-right Engineering won the Business of the Year accolade.
The success of the evening demonstrated Mersey Maritime’s status as a leading cluster in Europe, representing a sector that employs 28,000 people across the city region.
And, to further underline that point, Mersey Maritime announced that it had signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Maritime UK that will see the national body open its new northern office at the Maritime Knowledge Hub in Birkenhead.
As the sector’s umbrella body, Maritime UK brings together the UK’s shipping, ports, services, engineering and leisure marine industries to promote the sector, influence government and drive growth.
Mersey Maritime joined Maritime UK in 2017 and since then has been spearheading the organisation’s work in developing a network of regional maritime hubs.
The full list of winners of the MMIA 2018 is available at www.merseymaritime.co.uk
By Jake Frith
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