A photo of Sarah Duckering, Anne-Marie Mountifield, Stuart Baker, Amelia Gould and Andrew Kaye at the Maritime UK Solent Awards 2022 launch.

Maritime UK Solent launches awards celebrating the best of maritime across the region

Maritime UK Solent has today (19 July 2022) launched its awards for companies in the Solent region to celebrate and gain recognition for their contribution to the continued success of the sector.

The inaugural awards are organised by Maritime UK Solent, the voice of the region’s maritime sector providing leadership for a thriving maritime region. The launch of the awards coincides with the publication of Maritime UK Solent’s first Business Plan, articulating a vision for the continued success of the maritime sector in the Solent through growth, collaboration, and by highlighting the Solent’s maritime strengths and innovation on a national and international stage.

Stuart Baker, Managing Director at Maritime UK Solent, said: “The Solent is the beating heart of the UK’s maritime industry with a breadth of maritime excellence. We want to recognise this with dedicated awards to the thriving, collaborative and innovative maritime businesses, people and initiatives across our area.

“We’re very excited to be inviting businesses and those working in the sector to take part in our inaugural awards. Our mission at Maritime UK Solent is to shine a light on the Solent’s incredible maritime sector and ensure its continued success. These awards will do just that by showcasing the very best of our thriving maritime industry here in the Solent region.”

Portsmouth International Port hosted the launch of the Maritime UK Solent Awards as a major UK port and within a city that is synonymous with maritime heritage.

The awards are open for submission from 22 July to 26 August with the winners announced at a ceremony on 14 October at the Leonardo Royal Southampton Grand Harbour Hotel in Southampton.

Read the Maritime UK Solent Business Plan.



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