Maritime UK Awards 2019

The Maritime UK Awards will be the first truly national maritime awards in the UK, organised by industry, for the benefit of industry.

From a judging panel of internationally recognised maritime leaders, to an awards evening at the Leonardo Royal Hotel Southampton Grand Harbour, the awards process will be a unique and impactful way to showcase your business and celebrate a thriving sector, worth £37.4bn to the UK economy.

The Maritime UK Awards will be open to companies from across the breadth of the maritime sector and its shipping, ports, services, engineering, and leisure marine industries.

Held alongside the Southampton Boat Show, the annual awards will shine a spotlight on each of the UK’s thriving maritime regions. With government having launched its first long-term strategy for the sector, Maritime 2050, the award categories will mirror its themes. The first Maritime UK Awards are being held in the Solent, a region where maritime represents 20% of the economy, supports 120,000 jobs and facilitates trade worth £77.5bn.

Any surplus generated from the awards will be ploughed back into Maritime UK’s cross-sector initiatives like careers and trade promotion and Women in Maritime.

The 2019 awards are hosted by Maritime UK members, Solent LEP, and Diamond Sponsors are DonMac Data and Stellamar.

Time Activity
1800 Drinks reception for finalists, judges and sponsors
1900 Award dinner starts

Finalists' drinks reception

All judges and representatives from each finalist and sponsor company are invited to an ABP-sponsored drinks reception ahead of the awards dinner. Relevant companies will be contacted directly. For finalists, contact will be via the individual that completed the award application. 

Dress code

The dress code for the evening is formal wear/black tie.

Pre-dinner drinks at hotel bar

The hotel's cash bar will be available ahead of the dinner for those not attending the finalists' drinks reception.