Finalists announced for 2020 Maritime UK Awards

The finalists have been revealed for the second Maritime UK Awards. The winners will be announced at a live-streamed event across the world from Plymouth, Britain’s Ocean City on 12 November 2020 from 5pm.

The Awards, which will be given to individuals as well as businesses, charities, colleges and universities, focus on a wide range of areas including business growth, innovation, sustainability and diversity. They recognise the very best of the UK’s maritime sector, organised by industry, for the benefit of industry. New categories this year are focused on green growth and decarbonisation; Clean Maritime Operator, Clean Maritime Innovator and Clean Maritime Enabler. They comprise the Department for Transport’s Clean Maritime Awards.

Highly respected experts from a variety of businesses and government departments were involved in the judging panel. The maritime sector is one of the UK’s biggest industries, adding £46.1bn to the economy every year, and the supporting 1.1 million jobs.

Artemis Technologies has been shortlisted as a finalists for the 2050 Award alongside Peel Ports, and Royal HaskoningDHV.

The 2050 Award is sponsored by the Department for Transport, and is an award given to any business or organisation taking steps to capitalise on the opportunities presented within the Government’s Maritime 2050 Strategy. Maritime 2050 was the first long-term strategy developed for the UK maritime sector and was created in close partnership between government and industry.

Harry Theochari, Chair of Maritime UK, said:

“We’re delighted to announce the finalists for the Maritime UK Awards 2020. Across all fourteen categories we can see some genuinely world-beating products, services, and operators. I’m particularly pleased to see some fantastic projects being showcased in the new Clean Maritime categories. Given the importance the sector places on getting to net zero, it is important that we celebrate the progress made on that journey and connect people together so that they can achieve more than on their own. These awards help do just that. The quality of entries this year is testament to the strength and commitment of our maritime sector to be world-class despite the most challenging of circumstances.”

Maritime Minister, Robert Courts MP, said:

“The 2020 Maritime UK Awards will be an important opportunity for the maritime sector to come together to celebrate its achievements, as well as its significant contribution to the UK’s Covid-19 response. I am delighted that this year’s event includes the DfT’s Clean Maritime Awards, highlighting how our world-leading sector is helping achieve our net-zero and emissions reduction targets.”

Ben Murray, Director of Maritime UK, said:

“We were determined that these awards would go ahead, and in an ideal world would have been one of the first occasions at which colleagues from across the sector could come back together following COVID-19. With that not being possible due to new restrictions, we think it’s really important to celebrate the remarkable work that has been going on – in responding to COVID-19, and in spite of it – which sends a message of resilience and ambition.”

The 2020 awards are hosted by Maritime UK South West and delivered by Plymouth City Council. Diamond Sponsors are the MLA College and the University of Plymouth.

Tickets to the live-streamed event are free and open to everyone - register here.

The finalists in each of the categories are:

 

STEM Award

  • Sponsor: UK Naval Engineering, Science & Technology (UKNEST)

Finalists

  • SEA
  • Princess Yachts
  • 1851 Trust

 

Maritime Professional of the Year

  • Sponsor: Nautilus International

Finalists

  • Eirini Trovyza, Babcock
  • Bob Buskie, Port of Cromarty Firth
  • Mark Whitworth, Peel Ports

 

Innovation Award

  • Sponsor: UK Ship Register

Finalists

  • Tanki
  • Hinkley Port
  • SEA


Future Skills Award

  • Sponsor: MLA College

Finalists

  • Princess Yachts
  • Solent LEP
  • 1851 Trust


Employer of the Year Award

  • Sponsor: Bachmann Group

Finalists

  • Hill Dickinson
  • Actisense
  • Teekay


Diversity Award

  • Sponsor: Chevron

Finalists

  • Royal Fleet Auxiliary
  • Tile Cross Academy
  • STEM Returners


Business of the Year Award

  • Sponsor: University of Plymouth

Finalists

  • Portsmouth Port
  • Port of Cromarty Firth
  • Peel Ports


Maritime 2050 Award

  • Sponsor: Department for Transport

Finalists

  • Royal HaskoningDHV
  • Artemis Technologies
  • Peel Ports


Start-up of the Year Award

Finalists

  • Ultrabeam Hydrographic
  • Tapiit
  • Tanki


International Trade Award

  • Sponsor: Western Union

Finalists

  • Msubs
  • Virtual Training Centre
  • Hill Dickinson

 

Coastal Powerhouse

Sponsor: Thales

Finalists

  • PD Ports
  • Port of Cromarty Firth
  • Solent LEP


Clean Maritime Operator

  • Sponsor: Royal Navy

Finalists

  • Shoreham Port
  • Port of Tyne
  • Wightlink


Clean Maritime Innovator

Sponsor: Artemis Technologies

Finalists

  • Babcock International
  • ARC Marine
  • HST Marine


Clean Maritime Enabler

Finalists

  • Tanki
  • Port of Tyne
  • Port of Cromarty Firth