Maritime UK Solent Awards 2024

Sponsor the Maritime UK Solent Awards 2024

Maritime UK Solent provides sponsors of their Awards with exceptional value for money, guaranteeing that all sponsors receive a wide array of high-profile coverage before, during and after the Awards event, through a range of channels.

MARITIME UK SOLENT AWARDS 2024 HEADLINE SPONSOR!

Headline Sponsorship – £12,000

We are offering a high-profile opportunity for a headline sponsorship package for dual headline billing alongside Maritime UK Solent on all related promotional activity associated with the 2024 Awards.

As well as the catalogue of benefits listed below showing promotional activity and benefits for all our sponsors – before, during and after the event – there will be opportunities for the headline sponsor to speak at all related events, including at the Awards evening of 17 October.

We are open to consideration of additional opportunities and benefits for our Headline sponsor, including holding Maritime UK Solent network events in partnership, and inclusion in international and government related delegations in the coming year.

Email us for further discussions.

CATEGORIES TO SPONSOR

Apprentice or Cadet of the Year sponsor Chartwell Marine

Nominations for this Award are made by employers for apprentices or cadets who have made a positive impact on their organisation. This category is for all apprentices or cadets employed in the maritime sector, regardless of which apprenticeship or cadetship pathway they are following, and does not have to be a traditional marine or maritime framework.

Diversity sponsor Royal Navy

This is an award for an organisation within the Solent’s maritime sector, that has demonstrated itself to be a changemaker in the realm of diversity. They will evidence an ethos that embraces diversity, through its operational, daily approach, its strategic direction, and its policies. This is your opportunity to showcase the work you are doing for a diverse workforce.

Future Skills sponsor South Hampshire College Group

This award recognises those that have made a tangible contribution to meeting the future skills needs of the Solent’s maritime sector. The winner will be delivering pioneering staff development or educational course activity to help match available skills to the emerging and future requirements of the sector. Applicants may be businesses or education providers.

Global Trade sponsor Womble Bond Dickinson

This is an award for a Solent-based maritime business or organisation, that is actively involved in international trade and who have significantly increased import/export activity or attracted Foreign Direct Investment over the past two years.

International Partnership of the Year

This is an award for a maritime business or organisation located in the Solent that has established a new relationship over the past two years with a business or organisation outside of the UK that is creating or will create new income, new orders, or advance knowledge. For example, this could be a new supplier, buyer, or knowledge / research relationship.

Large Business of the Year sponsor Warsash Maritime School, part of Solent University

This award is open to maritime businesses based in the Solent that have over 250 employees. This is your opportunity to showcase how great your large business is and what you have achieved over the past few years. You may have grown rapidly, pivoted your operation to safeguard your future or explore an opportunity, invested in workforce development, improved sustainability, or secured key new contracts. Tell us your story. Applications that can strengthen their story with numbers (e.g. new job, turnover growth) will be favoured.

Maritime Legacy sponsor Solent Stevedores

It is expected that applications will nominate an individual rather than self-apply. This will be awarded to an individual who has made a significant impact to the strength of the Solent Maritime Sector, leaving a legacy. For example, this may include one or more of the following: Supported young people and apprentices; Been an ambassador for the Solent’s maritime sector; shown leadership in the sector; been critical to the growth or a Solent-based maritime business; provided strong leadership to a maritime organisation; innovated; led new research that has moved knowledge forward.

Net Zero Navigator sponsor ABP

This is an award for a port, marina, shipowner, or shipbuilder, who is wholly committed to moving their Solent-based operations towards zero emissions. In the past year, they will have taken action or have committed to a programme of activities that will deliver a reduction in carbon emissions.

Small Business of the Year sponsor BAE Systems

This award is open to maritime businesses based in the Solent that have up to 50 employees. This is your opportunity to showcase how great your small business is and what you have achieved over the past few years. You may have grown rapidly, pivoted your operation to safeguard your future or explore an opportunity, invested in workforce development, improved sustainability, or secured key new contracts. Tell us your story. Applications that can strengthen their story with numbers (e.g. new job, turnover growth) will be favoured.

Start-up of the Year

Applicants for this award will have started to trade no earlier than three years from the date of entry, will be ‘independently owned’, and are a maritime business, or in the supply chain, and based in the Solent. Applicants that can evidence rapid growth and / or innovation will be favoured.

Sustainability Leadership sponsor University of Southampton

The Sustainability Leadership category is open to individuals or organisations that can demonstrate the type of leadership that drives solutions for environmental, social and economic challenges in maritime. It recognises leadership as a process of influence and action and breaks down silos to combine efforts towards change and transformation.

Technology Game Changer sponsor Red Funnel

This is an award for a maritime business or organisation who are leading the way in new technology that will be ‘game-changing’ in the maritime sector. This will be through embracing new technologies to create new products, processes or practises. Applications that can demonstrate the use of novel technologies to respond to industry challenges will be favoured.

* Categories in grey are no longer available

We have benefitted from a range of positive opportunities as a result of being part of these prestigious regional industry Awards for
the past two years. (…)

Clive Thomas – Solent Stevedores
Sponsor of the Maritime UK Solent Awards for the last two years

Sponsors of the Award categories will receive

Before the evening of the Awards:

  • Announcement as a Category Sponsor on Maritime UK Solent’s social media channels, in related press releases, and in the regular Maritime UK Solent e-newsletter to almost 1,000 network members
  • Inclusion in a number of press releases targeting regional and trade media prior to the event
  • Feature on Maritime UK Solent website: Company logo, feature and link to your website on the dedicated Maritime UK Solent Awards web portal
  • Marketing pack including email signature plate, web banner and quote from Chair of Maritime UK Solent for use on your own promotional platforms. Additional design items if required will be considered.
  • Dedicated social media posts from Maritime UK Solent
  • An opportunity for sponsors to be introduced to all award applicants for the relevant category via email

Sponsors of the Award categories will receive

On the evening of the Awards:

  • VIP table for 10
  • An organisational representative to present the category award to the winner
  • A bespoke film about the sponsor and the category shown on the evening of the Awards
  • Prominent branding on the Awards brochure for each of the 300+ guests
  • Prominence of company logo at the Awards event
Images from the Maritime UK Awards 2023.

Sponsors of the Award categories will receive

After the evening of the Awards:

  • Quote, logo branding and picture included in the post event promotional activity of the awards
  • Access to event photography and video to promote your involvement to your audiences after the Awards
  • Inclusion in a bespoke pull-out after the event was held in a regional newspaper

As well as the long list of direct benefits, sponsors are offered the opportunity to host Maritime UK Solent networking events, to make presentations about their operations and endeavours, and to be invited to relevant bespoke trade missions or government tours of the region. Nothing is off the table, and we would be delighted to discuss how else we can help to raise the profile of your business as a result of being a sponsor.

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