Maritime UK Solent officially launched the 2023 Maritime UK Solent Awards on Tuesday 2 May, calling on local businesses to apply and showcase their success to a wider audience.
Anne-Marie Mountifield, Chair of Maritime UK Solent, said: “The Maritime UK Solent Awards are a showcase for the region and a true celebration of the brilliance in the Solent’s maritime cluster. It’s an evening that allows individual businesses to thank their employees, to engage with other organisations as well as to celebrate the year’s past achievements and look forward to new opportunities.”
Andy Page, Managing Director of Chartwell Marine, who won the International Trade and Business of the Year Awards in 2022, told attendees: “Having won Business of the Year and the International Trade awards at the Maritime UK Solent Awards last year has opened up new market opportunities for us and has helped us to attract new engineers to the team. It’s given us the confidence internally to push new products and develop new services. I’d highly recommend pursuing these awards.”
The Maritime UK Solent Awards are open for entries until 5 June 2023, so don’t miss the chance to enter. NB This date has now been extended to the 17 July. Companies are encouraged to apply for the awards and showcase their success to a wider audience. Winning an award could provide your business with the boost it needs to take the next step.
Another winner from last year, Chris Scrutton, Managing Director of Vulcan Offshore, and Winner of the Start-up of the Year category at last year’s awards, told attendees at the launch event: “Maritime UK Solent is a fantastic organisation giving a huge advantage from a networking perspective. Winning the Start-up of the Year Award last year has provided us with real tangible benefits. Our interaction with potential customers has increased, alongside contact with local council authorities, and our social media engagement following our success at last year’s awards has helped hugely with our growth on this platform.”
Winning a Maritime UK Solent Award is not just about recognition and prestige, it’s about gaining tangible benefits that will help your business grow and thrive. The awards recognise not just business success but also the future of the maritime industry through awards such as the Future Skills award and Apprentice of the Year award.
Maritime UK Solent is also inviting organisations to support the awards and the Solent region’s maritime industry by becoming a sponsor of the 2023 Awards. Opportunities to celebrate the Solent’s maritime sector through sponsorship stretch across 13 awards categories highlighting the attributes that contribute to the achievements of this exceptional regional cluster.
Anne-Marie Mountifield explained: “The Maritime UK Solent Awards present a unique opportunity to celebrate our region’s thriving sector – one which is truly at the forefront of innovation and change. We are excited to offer sponsorship packages for the 2023 awards and I’d encourage those wishing to show their commitment to the continued success of the sector to consider partnering with us.”
For more information about the Maritime UK Solent Awards, a full list of categories and how to apply, visit our awards page.
For information about sponsorship go to our awards sponsorship page.