A photo of Maritime UK Solent Awards 2022 Finalists on stage with a purple curtain in the background and a tv screen showing the awards logo image

Winners of the Maritime UK Solent Awards 2022 announced

The very best of the Solent’s world-class maritime sector were honoured on Friday (14 October) at the Maritime UK Solent Awards 2022.

The awards, taking place at the end of Maritime UK Week, and organised by Maritime UK Solent, celebrate success, creativity and innovation in the Solent’s maritime sector.

The winners of the inaugural awards were announced at a glittering ceremony at the Leonardo Royal Southampton Grand Harbour Hotel. In attendance were 250 maritime experts and industry leaders who gathered to show their commitment to the future of the sector. They were welcomed by the Lord Mayor of Southampton, Councillor Jacqui

The winners of the awards are:

– International Trade Award, sponsored by Solent Freeport – Chartwell Marine
– Diversity Champion Award, sponsored by the Royal Navy – SERCO Maritime
– Innovation Award, sponsored by Portsmouth International Port – Datum Electronics Ltd
– Clean Maritime Innovator Award, sponsored by Wightlink – Ecomar Propulsion
– Clean Maritime Business Award, sponsored by Red Funnel – Portsmouth International Port
– Employer of the Year Award, supported by Colva – Datum Electronics Ltd
– Start-up of the Year Award, sponsored by Get Set Solent – Vulcan Offshore
– Future Skills Award, sponsored by ABP – Seabot Maritime
– Business of the Year Award, sponsored by the Solent Local Enterprise Partnership – Chartwell Marine
– Apprentice of the Year Award, sponsored by City of Portsmouth College – Devorne Gibson, Royal Navy
– Employee of the Year Award – Nell Clare, Red Funnel
– Maritime Hero Award, sponsored by Solent Stevedores – Chris Sturgeon

Anne-Marie Mountifield, Chair of Maritime UK Solent, said: “It has been an honour to provide a platform for such prestigious organisations in the Solent maritime sector, acknowledging and celebrating such incredible talent and skill in the industry. Warm congratulations go to each of our winners and runners-up. We’re already looking ahead to build on the success of these awards and announce details of next year’s event in the coming weeks.”



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