Applications are now open for Mersey Maritime’s fifth annual industry awards, which celebrates the achievements of the industry’s most outstanding companies and performers. The awards are open to any maritime or maritime related organisations, businesses and individuals across the Northern Powerhouse and Isle of Man and this year boasts a stellar judging panel of experts and key figures from across the UK maritime industry.
The judging panel this year consists of 12 industry experts who will determine the finalists for each of the 13 award categories, the winner of each category will this year be determined by the industry itself, with an industry voting platform launching in February 2019.
The judging panel is a diverse representation of sub-sectors, businesses and individuals from across the UK maritime industry with a wealth of expertise and knowledge.
Mersey Maritime Industry Awards 2019 Judges:
Ian Higby – Managing Director, ACL
Chris Wainwright – Managing Director, Beech Group
Camilla Carlbom-Flinn – Chairman, Carlbom Shipping
Angie Redhead – Head of City Assets,Cruise Liverpool
Dick Welsh – Managing Director, Isle of Man Ship Registry
Helen Kelly – Europe Editor-in-Chief Lloyds List
Ben Murray – Director Maritime UK
Dr Charles Whitford – Technology Manager, Digital Engineering Group, MTC
Gary Hodgson – Strategic Projects Director, Peel Ports
Alasdair MacMillan – Managing Director, Stellamar
Simon Quinn – Director of the Research Institute for Industry, University of Southampton
Graham Smith – Head of Partnerships – North, Western Union
Entering the awards provides applicants with the opportunity to not only showcase their company, products and services to the judging panel, but if successful to the wider industry as well if they are shortlisted as finalists.
The Application Process
Entries for the Mersey Maritime Industrial Awards 2019 are now open, and you can submit your entry via the Mersey Maritime website. The closing date for submitting award entries is midday Friday 14th December 2018, every application received is assessed by Mersey Maritime’s prestigious industry judging panel, who select the finalists for each category. The winner of each category will this year be determined by the industry itself, with an industry voting platform launching in February 2019.
The awards will take place on 14th March 2019, in the stunning Titanic Hotel in Liverpool and are already fully sponsored; including diamond sponsors Beech Group, Peel Ports, Stellamar and Western Union. The event will be hosted by BBC Breakfast Presenter Louise Minchin and it is expected that 2019 will be the biggest yet with more than 450 industry professionals in attendance.
To view the award categories, download an application pack or buy tickets/tables, please click here.