Maritime UK Solent Awards 2023 finalists announced


Finalists shortlisted for the prestigious Maritime UK Solent Awards 2023 have been announced. The shortlisted finalists were selected by an independent panel of maritime industry experts from more than 90 entries across all categories, demonstrating the depth of excellence and achievement across our outstanding sector over the past year.

The winners will be announced at the Awards ceremony to be held on Thursday 5 October at the Portsmouth Historic Dockyard. Tickets are now available to attend the Awards.

Stuart Baker, Managing Director at Maritime UK Solent, said: “We were absolutely delighted to see such a significant increase in applications this year. This tells me that the industry recognises the value of coming together and celebrating our collective excellence, and the impact that winning a MUK Solent Award can have. There is so much to celebrate in the maritime industry and the Solent is leading the way in shaping the future of maritime.

The following finalists have been selected:

Net Zero Navigator Award, sponsored by Associated British Ports:
• National Oceanography Centre
• Portsmouth International Port
• RAD Propulsion Ltd

Clean Maritime Innovator Award, sponsored by Datum Electronics:
• Associated British Ports
• DP World
• Optima Projects

Global Trade Award, sponsored by CNS and DP World:
• BAE Systems Maritime Services
• Griffon Hoverwork
• Keel Marine

Start-Up of the Year Award, sponsored by LockHeed Martin UK Rotary and Mission Systems:
• Archipelago Yachts
• Electrogear Fareham Ltd
• Just Be Maritime Ltd

Diversity Champion Award, sponsored by the Royal Navy:
• BAE Systems (Outlink)
• BAE Systems Maritime Services (Employee Resource Groups)
• Maritime and Coastguard Agency

Technology Game-Changer Award, sponsored by Red Funnel:
• Carisbrooke Shipping Ltd
• Connected Places Catapult
• National Oceanography Centre

Future Skills Award, sponsored by The Solent Cluster:
• BAE Systems
• Berthon Boat Company Ltd
• Portsmouth International Port

Small Business of the Year, sponsored by the Solent Local Enterprise Partnership:
• NASH Maritime Ltd
• RS Aqua
• Solent Cruises Ltd

International Partner of the Year Award:
• Halifax Partnership
• Robosys Automation

Employer of the Year Award:
• Carnival UK
• Marine Resources Ltd
• National Oceanography Centre

Apprentice of the Year Award:
• Jamie Bamforth, BAE Maritime Systems
• Joel Shaw, Royal Navy
• Joshua Weston, BAE Maritime Services

Large Business of the Year award:
• BAE Systems Maritime Services
• Serco
• Solent Stevedores

The finalists of the Maritime Legacy Award, sponsored by Solent Stevedores, will be announced in September.

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