Mersey Maritime Awards 2018 shortlist revealed – celebrating the city region’s £4bn sector

The Mersey Maritime Awards 2018 take place at Liverpool FC’s Anfield Stadium on March 8. Next year the organisation plans to take the awards on to a national stage. Tony McDonough reports

Mersey Maritime Awards
Mersey Maritime Awards 2018 take place at Liverpool FC on March 18


Mersey Maritime has unveiled the shortlist for its 2018 awards – a celebration of excellence and innovation in Liverpool city region’s £4bn maritime sector.

The Mersey Maritime Awards 2018, which organisers say will be the biggest and best yet, take place at Liverpool FC’s Anfield Stadium on March 8. Next year the organisation plans to take the awards on to a national stage.

The shortlist includes a diverse range of business and it was compiled by the judges using a scrupulous points-based system.

The judges met on January 19 to discuss the entrant before going away to give further thought and then submitting their final scores. The scores are averaged and the top three in each category make the shortlist.

Some categories will have 4 companies on the shortlist – this is where companies have had tied averages. The finalists will now all be invited to meet the judges on February 8, after which the judges will score them again.

The scores will be averaged and then added to their round one scores. The winners will be those with the highest scores.

Chris Shirling-Rooke, chief executive of Mersey Maritime, said: “The standard of entries this year has been the highest yet.

“Liverpool city region is re-establishing itself as a national and global hub for the maritime sector and the 2018 awards will feature the National Impact Award which is open to companies across the UK.

“We are quickly being recognised as the number one hub in the UK for the maritime sector and so in 2019 our awards will become a national event.”

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The 2018 shortlist is as follows:

Best Newcomer – Sponsored by Stellamar

Bibby Marine Services

Isle of Man Marine Cluster

Sensor City

Engineering Company of the Year – Sponsored by RSM UK

Accu-Right Engineering Limited


James Troop & Co Ltd

Freight & Logistics Award – Sponsored by Seatruck Ferries


Liverpool John Lennon Airport & Wynne Aviation

Lombard Shipping & Forwarding

Global Reach Award – Sponsored by Natwest

Eldapoint Ltd


Royal HaskoningDHV

Innovation Award – Sponsored by Peel Ports

Accu-Right Engineering Limited 

Liverpool John Moores University

Marlan Maritime Technologies

Maritime Professional Services Award – Sponsored by Tilney

GP Shipping

Hill Dickinson

Royal HaskoningDHV

Positive Impact Award – Sponsored by Associated British Ports (ABP)

Liverpool Seafarers Centre

Merseyside Adventure Sailing Trust (MAST)

The Engineering College

National Impact Award – Sponsored by Maritime UK

Merchant Navy Training Board


Peel Ports Group


Rising Star – Sponsored by Liverpool John Moores University

Sophie Phillips – Complete Training Solutions

Jamie Bates – Orsted

Emma Wilson – Peel Ports Group

Micro Business of the Year – Sponsored by MTC

Certa Elevators

Fort Recruitment

Sherringtons Associates

SME of the Year – Sponsored by Royal HaskoningDHV

Accu-Right Engineering Limited

Eldapoint Ltd

Offshore Painting Services

Star International

Business of the Year – Sponsored by Stream Marine Training

Accu-Right Engineering Limited 

Seatruck Ferries Ltd

Royal HaskoningDHV

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