The Maritime Foundation, a UK charity which promotes the entire maritime sector yesterday (8th May) visited Plymouth to hold one of its regular meetings organising this year’s Maritime Media Awards, generously hosted by Plymouth City Council at 3 Elliot Terrace on The Hoe – the Lord Mayor’s official residence.
Since 1995, The Foundation has held annually the Maritime Media Awards in London, which serve to create greater public awareness of maritime issues with Awards including the Desmond Wettern Media Award for journalism, the Mountbatten Award for Literary, the Donald Gosling Award for Film and Television, and the First Sea Lord’s Digital Media Award for social media and digital creativity.
Past winners have included, TV naturalist Sir David Attenborough, the BBC’s Caroline Wyatt, TV series’ Devonport: Inside the Royal Navy, Hugh’s Fish Fight and the Royal Navy’s 845 Naval Air Squadron, based at Yeovilton.
Chairman of the Foundation’s Committee, Richard Clayton said: “We were honoured to visit Britain’s Ocean City and find out more about current maritime enterprise and development across the City.”
After a successful meeting, members of the Foundation received a presentation on plans for Plymouth 2020 celebrations, before visiting the City’s maritime enterprise hub Oceansgate and Marine Business Technology Centre (MBTC).