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Mersey Maritime names Cammell Laird Business of the Year

Cammell Laird has been named Business of the Year at the Mersey Maritime Industry Awards 2016. 

In a gala evening gathering hundreds of guests from across the maritime sector, including the shipping minister Robert Goodwill MP, at Wallasey Town Hall Cammell Laird was awarded one of the top prizes of the night.

The award, sponsored by the Peel Group, was collected by Mike Hill Production Director and Rob Griffiths, a 23-year-old Trainee Ship Manager and former apprentice, who was shortlisted for the evening’s Rising Star Award.

Judges praised Cammell Laird for the company’s ability to demonstrate understanding of its target market and position and adapt itself accordingly. Judges further found that Cammell Laird had an outstanding application as it had shown impressive growth and sustainability in terms of job creation, turnover and impact on Merseyside.

Mr Hill said:

“The workforce and management at Cammell Laird have worked enormously hard to win this award. We very much appreciate the recognition for the huge efforts of all our team. We hope this again demonstrates the world-class engineering skills and facilities that we have at Cammell Laird. The award is further recognition of the company’s vision to diversify our engineering services into new markets such as civil nuclear and renewables as well as our core market of ship repair, conversion, building and refit. We especially thank our customers who have invested and shown faith in our company, our ethos and our workforce and we thank our dedicated supply chain. We look forward to a bright future at Cammell Laird with major projects and contracts like the building of the new £200million artic survey vessel for NERC and our work with the Royal Fleet Auxiliary.” 

Cammell Laird also sponsored the SME of the Year category at the awards recognising the vital impact small-to-medium-sized firms make to the region’s maritime economy. The award was won by Brookes Bell and presented by company director Mike Moran.