Meet our Sponsors

We are delighted to present the organisations supporting Maritime UK Solent’s first ever Awards. We are hugely grateful to them all for making this celebration possible.

The Solent Freeport – Diamond Sponsor 2022

We are delighted to announce that the Solent Freeport is the Diamond Sponsor for 2022. As such they have chosen to support the Award for International Trade


Carnival UK are sponsoring the glittering drinks reception that will herald the start of the inaugural Maritime UK Solent Awards 2022, on 14 October.

Portsmouth International Port

Portsmouth International Port are sponsoring the Innovation Award. This will be awarded to an organisation, which demonstrates exceptional true commitment to maritime innovation.


Wightlink is sponsoring the Clean Maritime Innovator Award. This will be awarded to a company or individual who has developed, tested or operated technologies in the Solent that have made a significant contribution to the transition to zero emissions for the Maritime sector.

Royal Navy

The Royal Navy are sponsoring the Diversity Champion Award. Open to business, charity or organisation of any size, the winner will be able to demonstrate a true commitment to diversity.

Associated British Ports

Associated British Ports are sponsoring the Future Skills award. The award is open to a business, charity or organisation of any size and it recognises those that have made a tangible contribution to meeting the future skills needs of the sector.

GetSet Solent

GetSet Solent is sponsoring the Start-up of the Year Award. The winner of this Award will be the most successful start-up business that started to trade no earlier than three years ago, is ‘independently owned’, and is based in the Solent

Solent Stevedores

Solent Stevedores are sponsoring the Maritime Hero Award, which will be awarded to an individual who has made a significant impact to the strength of the Solent Maritime Sector.

Red Funnel

Red Funnel is sponsoring the Clean Maritime Business award, awarded to a maritime company that has taken action to move their Solent operation towards zero emissions.

City of Portsmouth College

The City of Portsmouth College is sponsoring the Award for Apprentice of the Year. This Award is open to any organisation wishing to celebrate an apprentice who is currently on a programme, or who has completed their apprenticeship in 2021 or 2022.

The Solent Local Enterprise Partnership

Sponsoring the Award for Business of the Year. The winner of this Award will be made to a business that has demonstrated a real understanding of its target market and positioned or adapted itself, accordingly, showing impressive growth/growth potential, and sustainability.

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