There are 14 categories and we hope that the awards will give your company, charity or organisation the opportunity to take stock of your performance and gain the recognition that you deserve. Good luck!
Open to business, charity or organisation of any size, the winner will be able to demonstrate true commitment to diversity. They will be able to evidence their work to create a diverse workforce including through collaborating with other businesses, charities and organisations to share best practice.
Open to business, charity or organisation of any size, this award will be made to those that can demonstrate exceptional true commitment to innovation. They will be able to evidence how they have innovated to solve a particular challenge, create a new product or service.
Open to business, charity or organisation of any size, this award will be made to those that can demonstrate an exceptional true commitment to Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths. This may be evidenced through their products and services or through work with young people, schools, colleges or apprentices to inspire and develop the next generation.
Clean Maritime Innovator
Awarded to a company or individual who has developed, tested or operated technologies in the UK which have made a significant contribution to the transition to zero emissions for the Maritime sector.
Clean Maritime Enabler
Awarded to a company or body who are working to support green innovation in the UK maritime sector, through financing or services.
Clean Maritime Operator
Awarded to a maritime company who have taken action to move their UK operation towards zero emissions. This could be a port, ship owner or ship builder.
Coastal Powerhouse Award
Open to business, charity, organisation or a cohort of any size, this award will be made to those that have proven themselves as a driver or catalyst for growth within a coastal community. Your values, passion and vision are helping transform your community into a Coastal Powerhouse, and this award will bring the recognition you deserve.
International Trade Award
Open to businesses of any size, this award will be made to a business that is actively involved in international trade. You will have significantly increased your import/export activity or attracted Foreign Direct Investment. This will be evidenced through increased revenue and job creation.
Employer of The Year Award
Open to business, charity or organisation of any size, this award recognises organisations that have created a stimulating and supportive work environment and a real commitment to the welfare of its employees, resulting in high staff satisfaction levels and a well-motivated, ambitious and integrated workforce. The winner will be able to evidence dedication to personal and professional development, staff satisfaction and HR initiatives, creating a supportive and engaging working environment.
Start-up of The Year Award
To be eligible for this award, entrants must:
- Have started to trade no earlier than three years from the date of entry.
- Be ‘independently owned’. This is defined as a business which is substantially owned by its founders and/or a group of independent investors, is not quoted on the stock market or any other stock market; and is not a subsidiary or associated company of another business.
- Be UK based.
For every category the judges are looking for a great business. Those with excellent potential will always rank more highly in the final reckoning. This will be based on revenue growth, profitability, and major-client wins.
Future Skills Award
Open to a business, charity or organisation of any size, this award recognises those that have made a tangible contribution to meeting the future skills needs of the sector. The winner will be able to evidence pioneering activity across education, training or apprenticeship development, to help match available skills to the emerging and future requirements of the industry. This could be on a micro level, within a region or across the country.
Maritime Professional of the Year
This award will be made to an individual who has shown outstanding dedication to their role and the wider maritime sector, especially in their support of others where they have gone above and beyond. Nominations should be made on behalf of an individual with evidence of their impact either within their organisation, regionally or across the country.
Business of the Year Award
Open to businesses of any size, this award will be made to a business that has demonstrated a real understanding of its target market and positioned or adapted itself accordingly, showing impressive growth/growth potential, and sustainability in terms of one or more of the following: job creation; turnover and/or national/international impact.
Open to businesses of any size, this award will be made to a business that is taking steps to capitalise upon the opportunities presented within Maritime 2050.