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By Mersey Maritime

The deadline for the Mersey Maritime awards has now passed and businesses connected to the maritime industry in the North West and Isle of Man were encouraged to get their entries in by the 7th January 2016 deadline. Mersey Maritime received a fantastic response from businesses applying across each of the nine main award categories as the tenth is a special judges’ award.

There are ten award categories and entry into more than one is permitted if the appropriate criteria are met.

All entries will now be reviewed by a prestigious judging panel including John Syvret, CBE, Chief Executive Officer, Cammell Laird Group; Gary Hodgson, Chief Operating Officer, Peel Ports Group; Sir Michael Bibby, Managing Director, Bibby Line Group; and Mark Rathbone, Partner, Brabners LLP.

Chris Shirling-Rooke, CEO of Mersey Maritime, said: “To have your entry evaluated by such an esteemed group of judges will enhance each entrant’s reputation even if they do not make the final.”

One company that did make the final last year was Flynn Refrigeration. Its Managing Director, Alex Flynn, wholeheartedly agrees with Mr Shirling-Rooke stating:

“Flynn Refrigeration was named SME of the Year in 2015, which crowned a year of hard work and exciting progress into new markets. For us, even the judging process provided great exposure and being named as the winning SME was a very proud moment for the whole team.”

The awards will be presented at a special gala dinner on 10th March 2016 at the iconic Wallasey Town Hall.

For further details please contact Mersey Maritime on 0151 647 4747.

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Mersey Maritime is the representative body for the Maritime Sector and related industry sectors operating across the Liverpool City Region. We work with businesses of all sizes and in all locations to develop strong, market-responsive supply chains and promote Liverpool’s maritime industry as a world class Centre of Excellence.


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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