National Maritime SME Awards 2023

The National Maritime SME Awards 2023 celebrate the outstanding and innovative achievements of small and medium enterprises across the UK maritime sector.

Held at the extraordinary RIBA London award-winning Woods Quay, a new building moored on the Thames; basking in the revered riverscape from Waterloo Bridge towards Westminster and beyond, during one of the most important international shipping and maritime events in the world, London International Shipping Week and DSEI 23, the awards are dedicated to connecting small and medium business owners and leaders from across all maritime industries.

On the night, our ‘fire food’ dinner menu will be inspired by UK produce from the North Sea, Thames Estuary up to the source, and served as you circulate on the spacious Woods Quay decks, enjoying the evening’s networking event Maritime Connection and celebrate the UK’s top 20 National Maritime SME Award winners accompanied by great onboard entertainment.

The awards will also feature an exclusive Innovation Afloat Showcase on the evening, showcasing the latest vessel built by a UK shipbuilder on behalf of a UK company, who are working towards delivering a cleaner marine environment.

Recognising and celebrating the outstanding achievements of British maritime small and medium-sized businesses the awards offer you and your colleagues the opportunity to gain the industry and country-wide recognition you deserve. Our judges are searching for individuals, organisations, and initiatives that have truly gone above and beyond, significantly impacting businesses, employees, and the UK maritime sector. Whether you’ve experienced rapid growth, undergone a remarkable transformation, or simply made a difference in your community, we want to hear from you.

These awards are open to any seagoing or shore side maritime or marine business operating in the UK which fall within the traditional definition of an SME.

Don’t miss this opportunity to be recognised and celebrated for your hard work and achievements.

Start 18.00 – 23.30 hrs.



Key Dates

  • Entries Open: Monday 1st May 2023
  • Entries Closed: Monday 14th Aug 2023
  • Winners Announced: Wednesday 13th September 2023

Please get in touch with us via email or over the phone if you have any questions – we are happy to help!