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Mersey Maritime Awards 2018 shortlist revealed – celebrating the city region’s £4bn sector

By Mersey Maritime

Mersey Maritime has unveiled the shortlist for its 2018 awards – a celebration of excellence and innovation in Liverpool city region’s £4bn maritime sector.
The Mersey Maritime Awards 2018, which organisers say will be the biggest and best yet, take place at Liverpool FC’s Anfield Stadium on March 8. Next year the organisation plans to take the awards on to a national stage.

The shortlist includes a diverse range of business and it was compiled by the judges using a scrupulous points-based system.

The judges met on January 19 to discuss the entrants before going away to give further thought and then submitting their final scores. The scores are averaged and the top three in each category make the shortlist.

Some categories will have 4 companies on the shortlist – this is where companies have had tied averages. The finalists will now all be invited to meet the judges on February 8, after which the judges will score them again.

The scores will be averaged and then added to their round one scores. The winners will be those with the highest scores.

Chris Shirling-Rooke, chief executive of Mersey Maritime, said: “The standard of entries this year has been the highest yet.

“Liverpool city region is re-establishing itself as a national and global hub for the maritime sector and the 2018 awards will feature the National Impact Award which is open to companies across the UK.

“We are quickly being recognised as the number one hub in the UK for the maritime sector and so in 2019 our awards will become a national event.”

The 2018 shortlist is as follows:

Best Newcomer – Sponsored by Stellamar
Bibby Marine Services
Isle of Man Marine Cluster
Sensor City

Engineering Company of the Year – Sponsored by RSM UK
Accu-Right Engineering Limited
James Troop & Co Ltd

Freight & Logistics Award – Sponsored by Seatruck Ferries
Liverpool John Lennon Airport & Wynne Aviation
Lombard Shipping & Forwarding

Global Reach Award – Sponsored by Natwest
Eldapoint Ltd
Royal HaskoningDHV

Innovation Award – Sponsored by Peel Ports
Accu-Right Engineering Limited
Liverpool John Moores University
Marlan Maritime Technologies

Maritime Professional Services Award – Sponsored by Tilney
GP Shipping
Hill Dickinson
Royal HaskoningDHV

Positive Impact Award – Sponsored by Associated British Ports (ABP)
Liverpool Seafarers Centre
Merseyside Adventure Sailing Trust (MAST)
The Engineering College

National Impact Award – Sponsored by Maritime UK
Merchant Navy Training Board
Peel Ports Group

Rising Star – Sponsored by Liverpool John Moores University
Sophie Phillips – Complete Training Solutions
Jamie Bates – Orsted
Emma Wilson – Peel Ports Group

Micro Business of the Year – Sponsored by MTC
Certa Elevators
Fort Recruitment
Sherrington Associates

SME of the Year – Sponsored by Royal HaskoningDHV
Accu-Right Engineering Limited
Eldapoint Ltd
Offshore Painting Services
Star International

Business of the Year – Sponsored by Stream Marine Training
Accu-Right Engineering Limited
Seatruck Ferries Ltd
Royal HaskoningDHV

Mersey Maritime would like to thank all companies who took the time to apply.

Tony McDonough

Consultant at Liverpool Business News –

Mobile: 07931 964948

Twitter: tonymc39

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Mersey Maritime Awards 2018 shortlist revealed – celebrating the city region’s £4bn sector