ARC Marine wins prestigious national award
ARC Marine has proven it’s the best of the best after picking up a national maritime sector award.
The company was named as a winner at the Maritime UK Awards 2019 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, ARC Marine was one of 12 winners at the awards ceremony in Southampton.
Tom Birbeck said: “What a huge honour it is to win this inaugural award from such a prestige organisation. To be recognised by the industry for our vision and dedication to sustainable oceans is a huge moment for the ARC Marine Team”
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.”