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The third annual Mersey Maritime Industry Awards (MMIAs)

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Chris Shirling-Rooke


Leading figures in the shipping industry from across the UK are set to gather in Liverpool next week for the third prestigious Mersey Maritime Industry Awards (MMIAs).

The line-up of guests is set to include Bernhard Friess, Director of the European Commission and David Dingle, Chairman of Maritime UK. Jacqueline Foster, MEP for the North West, will feature as a key guest note speaker on the night.

The awards are organised by sector representative body Mersey Maritime and they recognise the excellence and diversity that exists across all sectors of the maritime industry in the North West.

The MMIAs 2017 will focus on the theme of ‘Liverpool Is Back’ and will include a scene-setting video on the night reminding guests of major events in Liverpool’s maritime sector in 2016 that made headlines across the globe, including the launch of Liverpool2 – the Port of Liverpool’s new £400m deep water container terminal and the keel-laying ceremony for construction of polar research ship the Sir David Attenborough at the Cammell Laird shipyard in Birkenhead.

Chief Executive of Mersey Maritime, Chris Shirling-Rooke said: “The MMIAs 2017 is going to be our third and biggest year to date. We have a great line-up of guests attending the ceremony, showing that in just three years the MMIAs has secured its place as one of the top events in the UK maritime awards calendar. The number of entries has increased for the third year running, which has left us with an extremely high standard of finalists, all of whom would make very worthy winners.

“We have had a fantastic response from companies in the North West and it really does show us that Liverpool is back and we are open for business, which is the theme we have chosen for this year’s awards. It’s going to be a fantastic night.”

The winners will be announced at a black tie Awards Dinner on March 9th at Liverpool, Football Club.

The finalists are:

Best Newcomer Award

Sponsored by Brookes Bell Group:

Complete Training Solutions

Fort Recruitment

MAS Consultants

Rising Star Award

Sponsored by Liverpool John Moores University:

Matt Costello – James Fisher Marine Services

John-James Gallagher – Royal HaskoningDHV

Lauren Kemp – Beech group

Engineering Company of the Year Award

Sponsored by RSM UK

DT Engineering

Heap & Partners


Innovation Award

Sponsored by Peel Ports Group

Geo Data Systems

Immersive Interactive

Warrant Group

Freight and Logistics Award

Sponsored by Liverpool John Lennon Airport

156 Regiment Royal Logistic Corps

MDS Transmodal

Quality Freight Group

Maritime Professional Services Award

Sponsored by Tilney

DGB Solicitors

MDS Transmodal

Hill Dickinson LLP

Global Reach Award

Sponsored by NatWest


Royal HaskoningDHV

RS Clare


Micro Business of the Year

Sponsored by the Manufacturing Technology Centre

Immersive Interactive

LEK Lubrication Systems

PJ Environmental


Positive Impact Award

Sponsored by Glenville Walker & Partners

Liverpool Cruise Terminal

Liverpool John Lennon Airport

Liverpool Seafarers Centre


The Jim Teasdale Award for Maritime Ambassador

Sponsored by Beech Group:

A judges’ choice award and will be announced on the night.

SME of the Year                                                                                                                                          

Sponsored by James Fisher Marine Services

Beech Group


Complete Training Solutions

Business of the Year                                                                                                                                                           

Sponsored by Stream Marine Training                                                                                                                                

Peel Ports Group                                                                                                                                                        Royal Haskoning DHV

 Seatruck Ferries


Diamond sponsors of the event are Beech GroupLiverpool John Moores University, Peel Ports Group and Stream Marine Training.

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