Southampton's maritime industry had much to celebrate at the Maritime UK Awards.

NASH Maritime, based in the city, bagged the small and medium-sized enterprise of the year award at a recent ceremony in Belfast.

Meanwhile, Warsash Maritime School-trained Scarlett Barnett-Smith clinched the Bevis Minter Award.

Maritime UK Solent shone bright at the ceremony on June 5, winning the Maritime UK Future Skills Award 2024, highlighting the significant role it plays in promoting maritime careers and meeting industry skills needs.

The group is recognised for anticipating future sector challenges and successfully bridging the gap between education and industry, reaching out to roughly 130,000 young individuals through schools and colleges.

Stuart Baker, managing director of Maritime UK Solent, said: "Special congratulations to NASH Maritime Ltd, and Scarlett Barnett-Smith, who was honoured with the Bevis Minter Award.

"A huge round of applause to Chris Shirling-Rooke MBE and the Maritime UK team for their excellent work and to the city of Belfast for hosting an incredible week of activities, culminating in the awards ceremony at the majestic Titanic Belfast."