Spinnaker Global wins prestigious national diversity award
Spinnaker Global has proven it’s the best of the best after picking up a national maritime sector award.
The company was named as the winner of the Diversity award at the Maritime UK Awards in Southampton on September 19.
The Maritime UK Awards are a brand-new set of awards which, unlike many before them, aim to celebrate businesses and organisations from the entire spectrum of the industry – from leisure to shipping, professional services to ports and engineering to advanced manufacturing.
A highly respected industry panel performed the judging over the summer and, after making the shortlist, Spinnaker Global was one of 12 winners at the awards ceremony in Southampton.
Spinnaker’s Karen Waltham said: “It was a privilege to receive the award on behalf of Spinnaker Global. I’m immensely proud of the work that we have done to help educate and support the industry (both in the UK and globally) in attracting, developing and retaining a diverse talent pool.”
The entry showcased the work Spinnaker’s dedicated HR consulting team has done to promote diversity and inclusion throughout their leadership development programmes, at the annual Maritime HR conference and through their gender pay gap analysis for the industry.
Harry Theochari, Chair of Maritime UK, said: “Our judges were bowled over by the standard of entries and a huge congratulations goes to each and every winner. The UK’s maritime sector adds an impressive £46.1bn to the UK economy and supports over one million jobs so events like this are vital in showcasing success and sharing best practice.”
Kevin George from Solent Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP), which hosted this year’s awards and was instrumental in bringing the first event to the Solent, added: “The winners in this year’s awards are great examples of the energy and innovation we’re seeing within the industry. The maritime sector is driving forward both the Solent and the UK’s economy and that’s been evident through the success stories we’ve heard at this year’s awards.”