Mersey Maritime - A driving force for the maritime industry on merseysideMersey Maritime - A driving force for the maritime industry on merseyside


Growing your business through international trade.

As a member of such an important sector, you likely already realise the importance of looking to overseas markets. Our recent research into overseas opportunities for UK businesses revealed more and more businesses are looking to export overseas for growth. Whether you are an experienced exporter, or looking to move into new markets for the first time, NatWest can help you.

NatWest as part of the RBS Group is one of the world’s leading financial services companies, with representation in 37 countries. NatWest is able to provide local expertise and support to help you take advantage of the global market place. Additionally, as part of the RBS Group, NatWest has the largest team of Institute of Export CITA qualified international advisers in the UK.

As well as providing you with individually tailored advice, we have created a dedicated international trade support website. The website offers an extensive range of tools and content to support your business, including free e-learning, informative video downloads, inspiring customer case studies, and links to major UK trade organisations. It brings together all the resources you need to build your knowledge and develop your export potential. If you’re ready to sell overseas or wish to expand an existing operation, we can provide a comprehensive support package tailored to your precise needs.

If you would like to speak directly with one of our international specialists, please call our International Trade Hotline* 

See our website today to find out how to receive a FREE Guide to Trade Finance or to sign up for FREE international trade e-learning courses.


T: 0845 603 9387 (Typetalk 18001 0800 138 4419)

* Max call charges from a BT landline is 8p plus up to 6p per minute. Business rates and calls from other networks may vary. Lines are open 9am-5pm Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays). Calls may be recorded.


Mersey Maritime has brought the community together tremendously well.
Colin Kershaw, Brookes Bell
Mersey Maritime is doing so much for the community and its succession planning for business is vitally important. It’s great to see Liverpool coming back as a global player – all power to your elbow!
Simon Reynish, Chairman, CILT North West
Back in 2008, the average age profile of the workforce at Cammell Laird was 47; so we recognised the need to address a potential skills gap up ahead. As a result of close collaboration with Mersey Maritime we‘ve committed to a long-term training programme that has seen our apprentice numbers rise from zero to more than 100. It’s put us in a much stronger position. We’re in better shape to plan for growth, we’re fulfilling a commitment to provide jobs for young people in this region and we’re revitalising the way we run our business.
John Syvret, CEO, Cammell Laird Group
I come out of Mersey Maritime’s meetings with a bit of a buzz. Lots of people with the same energy and we can see what’s ahead and we want to be ready for it, be a part of it.
Tom Coyle, Managing Director, DT Engineering Limited
Mersey Maritime provides excellent networking opportunities, allowing people to meet people, and they do exceptionally well on training and skills. My only criticism is that companies want more!
James Douglas, ContainerPort
Mersey Maritime is unique, there’s nothing else like it!
Phil James, Weightmans LLP
Around 30% of our turnover comes from the maritime travel market including crew and security business, so we were extremely keen to be part of something with a specific maritime industry focus. We don’t currently have a Liverpool base however we do have significant business interests in the region and a Liverpool base is part of our future business plan. Membership is therefore a great way for us to grow our business in the area and stay in touch with what’s going on.
Sally Crotty, Client Services Director, Incorporate Travel Management
As a fledgling business with big aspirations for success, joining Mersey Maritime has been absolutely the right move for us. It’s meant we haven’t had to start from scratch, knocking on doors and trying to get access to the right people. Through Mersey Maritime, we’ve attended business events like Face-2-Face and have already been able to meet everyone who’s anyone in this region. It’s the best investment we have made this year!
John Bean, Managing Director, Geo Data Systems
Royal HaskoningDHV is a global engineering and project design consultancy with 6500 staff working in 150 companies, but we’ve been something of a sleeping giant in Liverpool. We decided to upgrade our membership to the Executive Club this year because that’s where we need to be: fully engaged in the cluster, with a place at the table and positioned as first choice company for new business opportunities within our areas of expertise.
Jamie Gray, Associate Director, Royal HaskoningDHV


Mersey Maritime is one of Europe’s most successful maritime cluster organisations, representing the interests of over 1700 Maritime, Logistics and Energy businesses on Merseyside and beyond.

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