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Marine Resources sponsors new category at 2016 IBI/METSTRADE Boat Builder Awards

2nd June 2016

The UK-based marine recruitment specialist has put its name behind the newly created Best Apprenticeship and Training Scheme award.

With less than six months to go, IBI has announced the sponsor of the second of two new award categories for the 2016 IBI/METSTRADE Boat Builder Awards for Business Achievement, held in association with Raymarine, in November.

Marine Resources, the UK’s leading provider of bespoke recruitment and headhunting services for the leisure marine industry, will be sponsoring the ‘Best Apprenticeship and Training Scheme’ award – a completely new category that was announced in April, bringing the total number of award categories to eight. The other new category, the Environmental Initiative Award, is being sponsored by Scott Bader.

Marine Resources was founded by James Ward in 2003 and has grown considerably in response to client demand. The company now operates on an international level as the leading source of marine jobs within the shore-based leisure and superyacht industry.

Jointly organised by IBI and METSTRADE, the prestigious Boat Builder Awards for Business Achievement recognise and reward the outstanding business achievements of individuals and teams within a number of key areas in the global leisure boatbuilding industry.

Last week it was announced that Dometic will be sponsoring the ‘Innovation in a Production Process’ category in order to recognise innovative companies that have improved efficiencies, cut costs or improved quality within boatbuilding production.

The Marine Resources-sponsored category recognises nominees that offer the best in boatbuilding apprenticeship and training schemes.

James Ward, managing director of Marine Resources Recruitment Ltd, says: “We are extremely proud to be sponsoring the Best Apprenticeship and Training award at the IBI/METSTRADE Boat Builder Awards 2016. The boatbuilding sector of the industry is a key market for us at Marine Resources and we see first-hand on a weekly basis the importance of training and apprenticeships across the entire industry, especially within boatbuilding, as a way to encourage and provide opportunities to the next generation of boatbuilders.

“We are very passionate about supporting any marine industry employer who offers training and apprenticeships to an award-winning level and we are looking forward to seeing who the winner will be this year.”

Now in its second edition, the 2016 awards will culminate in a ceremony and exclusive gala dinner for some 300 people. Eight category winners will be announced at the event, to be held under the glittering dome of the National Maritime Museum in Amsterdam on Wednesday, November 16, during the METSTRADE show – the world’s largest annual gathering of marine equipment suppliers.

Nominations for the awards are sought from across the industry and the winners selected by a soon-to-be-announced international panel of judges appointed by IBI and METSTRADE. The inaugural IBI/METSTRADE Boat Builder Awards in 2015 attracted over 150 boatbuilders and guests from all over the world.

Designed to focus on recognition for the people involved in building and marketing boats, the 2016 Boat Builder Business Achievement Awards will cover the following eight categories: Innovation in a Production Process; Retail Marketing Initiative; Boat Builder and Equipment Manufacturer Collaborative Solution; International Distributor/Dealer Development; Innovative On-Board Design Solution; Lifetime Achievement Award; Environmental Initiative Award; and the Best Apprenticeship and Training Scheme Award.

For more information about any of the award categories, how to submit entries and the nomination process, and to apply for tickets to the gala dinner, visitwww.boatbuilderawards.com.