The finalists of the 2016 Mersey Maritime Industry Awards (MMIAs) have been announced.
The winners will be announced at a prestigious black tie dinner that will have a Ministerial presence and promises to bring together the best of the maritime industry right across the maritime, logistics and energy spectrum in the region.
The MMIAs are organised by sector representative body Mersey Maritime and the awards recognise the excellence and diversity that exists across all sectors of the maritime industry in the North West.
Chris Shirling-Rooke, CEO of Mersey Maritime, said: “The response to our awards in this, our second year, has been phenomenal. It bears out our belief that there is room in the market for an awards event that recognises excellence in the maritime and related industries across the North West. We’ve had almost 60% more entries than in 2015 and when we opened up table sales in December for the awards dinner we sold out overnight.”
The finalists are:
Best Newcomer 2016–sponsored by Brookes Bell: Geo Data Systems, Potentia Academy, Sherrington Associates
Rising Star Award 2016 – sponsored by Maritime and Engineering College North West: finalists are due to be announced later this month.
Engineering Company of the Year 2016– sponsored by Liverpool John Moores University: Beech Group, Briggs Automotive Company (BAC), Royal HaskoningDHV
Innovation Award 2016– sponsored by The Environmental Network: Bibby Hydromap, DWF LLP Marine Trade and Energy & Regulatory team, Peel Ports Group
Freight and Logistics Award 2016– sponsored by Brabners LLP: Lombard Shipping & Forwarding, Quality Freight (UK), Warrant Group
Maritime Professional Services Award 2016– sponsored by Tilney Bestinvest: Brabners LLP, Knowles, Merchant Navy Resources Ltd Global Reach Award 2016– sponsored by NatWest: Briggs Automotive Company (BAC), Flynn Refrigeration, Isle of Man Ship Registry
The Jim Teasdale Award for Maritime Ambassador 2016– sponsored by Liverpool Football Club: A judges’ choice award and will be announced on the night.
SME Business of the Year 2016– sponsored by Cammell Laird: Beech Group, Brookes Bell, Group Complete Site Safety
Business of the Year 2016– sponsored by Peel Group: Cammell Laird, Seatruck Ferries, Warrant Group
There will be a ‘Meet The Finalists’ reception for the judges and the nominees on Thursday 11th February, 2016.
The winners will be announced at a black tie Awards Dinner on 10th March at Wallasey Town Hall, Wirral.