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One|on|One with John Hulmes, Chairman of Mersey Maritime


Mersey Maritime
Maritime Knowledge Hub
3 Vanguard Way
CH41 9HX


Date - Tuesday, 12 December 2017
Timing - 09.30am - 11.00pm


Although John Hulmes is Chairman of Mersey Maritime, this One-2-One session is with John in his capacity as a Vice Chairman of Maritime UK.

Maritime UK brings together the UK’s shipping, ports, marine and business services industries to promote the sector, influence government and drive growth. Many of the major Maritime and Marine trade bodies etc. are members of Maritime UK. Mersey Maritime were the first regional cluster organisation to be invited to become members of Maritime UK.

Mersey Maritime are active Board Members of Maritime UK and take the lead on promoting Regional Clusters within Maritime UK.

The Strategic Objectives of Maritime UK are to:

Act as “One Voice” for the common concerns of the sector – amplifying its profile, identifying common issues and promoting joint policy positions through industry campaigns and messaging.

Promote the UK as the world-leading maritime nation by coordinating promotional campaigns to deliver growth for the sector, addressing the outside world and serving the interests of the wider economy by enabling trade.

Work in partnership with government and other sectors to build a business and regulatory environment which reinforces the UK’s world leadership.

Deliver an industry-wide skills strategy which ensures that increased numbers of people enter and build their careers in the sector, at sea and on shore, thus meeting the future labour needs of the sector.

Deliver a programme of regional cluster development to drive sector growth across the UK.

Provide the highest level of member service through engagement, communication and measurable delivery.
For further details about Maritime UK please see their webpage at:

Our involvement with Maritime UK gives Mersey Maritime and the Membership the opportunity to be directly involved at a national level in key decisions regarding the future of the Maritime and Marine Industries. It gives Mersey Maritime a platform to promote the Liverpool City Region and to help formulate policy that has a direct impact on Members.

One key area where Maritime UK is taking a lead is in relation to the potential impact of BREXIT upon the Maritime and Marine industries. Maritime UK is acting as a conduit and an adviser to the UK Government on key issues affecting the industry and has direct interface with relevant government ministers.

This event forms part of Mersey Maritime's New Markets 2 business support programme, supported by the European Regional Development Fund.


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Mersey Maritime
Maritime Knowledge Hub
3 Vanguard Way
CH41 9HX


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