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Maritime UK Solent brings year into celebratory perspective

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Solent
14 December 2023
Solent

Maritime UK Solent has announced its celebrations of what it has dubbed a 'successful 2023' with the organization now ' looking ahead to greater success in 2024'.

In a busy 12 months, the regional maritime representative body has been part of a number high-profile initiatives and events to support the continued success of the region's maritime cluster. 

The organization has also worked with Government bodies to bring about 'positive change'. It has represented the regional sector at national and international events in a bid to promote the region as a globally significant maritime cluster.

Maritime UK Solent also took part in a number of international trade visits to highlight the opportunities available in the Solent, including to Halifax, Nova Scotia and hosting a visit from the US trade delegation. 

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Another highlight of the year came in June, when more than 160 local teenagers, aged from 15 to 19, were taught about the career options open to them in the maritime industry when they visited MUK Solent’s Careers Open Day at Seawork, held in Southampton. 

The event gave students from local schools and colleges an exclusive opportunity to engage with professionals working in the commercial marine sector and get first-hand insight into the industry and the range of jobs available to them. 

Anne-Marie Mountifield, Chair of Maritime UK Solent, said: “We are proud to look back at the fantastic achievements of Maritime UK Solent over the past year, and how we've raised the profile of the Solent's thriving, innovative maritime cluster on the regional, national and international stage.  

“There is outstanding opportunity here in the Solent and we will continue to champion our region's exceptional maritime industry from the grassroots of working with schools to highlight careers opportunities for local young people through to international trade delegations to highlight investment opportunities on a global scale."  

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