Winners of the IIMS Silver Jubilee Awards for Excellence announced

Sir Alan Massey, MCA CEO, (right), is thanked by IIMS CEO, Mike Schwarz, for presenting the IIMS Silver Jubilee Awards
Sir Alan Massey, MCA CEO, (right), is thanked by IIMS CEO, Mike Schwarz, for presenting the IIMS Silver Jubilee Awards

Following a search lasting six months to discover and recognise excellence in marine surveying, the IIMS Silver Jubilee Awards for Excellence were announced on 31 August 2016 at Regent’s University in central London as part of the Institute’s 25th anniversary celebrations.

Presentations of the crystal trophies were made by Sir Alan Massey during a splendid luncheon and ceremony. Sir Alan, who is Chief Executive Officer of the UK Maritime & Coastguard Agency, also addressed around 100 delegates at the end of the ceremony when he gave a short key note speech.

The full list of winners and finalists is shown below.

Innovation Award sponsored by Matrix Insurance Services Ltd and Chaucer Syndicates Ltd
Joint Winners: Sky-Futures Ltd and Ocean Signal Ltd
MRS Training & Rescue – Highly Commended by the judges

Rising Star Award sponsored by Sterling Global Marine Ltd
Winner: Lee Warltier
Finalists: Capt Delzin Irani and Paul Lockhart

Customer Focus Award
Winner: Chris Moody
Finalists: Uday Moorthi and Capt Zarir Irani

Best Web Site Award
Winner: Chris Olsen
Finalists: Andrea Carlevaris and Gary Miller

Most Effective Use of Social Media Award
Winner: Nic Fieldhouse
Finalists: Jacek Goszczynski and Steve Truss

Marine Surveying Project of the Year Award (Yacht & Small Craft)
Winner: Mike Andrews
Finalist: Lee Warltier

Marine Surveying Project of the Year Award (Commercial Shipping) sponsored by A.R.Brink & Associates
Winner: Capt Andrew Korek
Finalists: Capt Zarir Irani and Peter Broad

Outstanding Contribution to the Commercial Shipping Marine Surveying Industry Award sponsored by Henderson International Asia Pacific Group
Winner: Capt Barry Thompson
Finalists: Capt Khalil Khan and Capt Syed Khalid Humail – both Highly Commended by the judges

Outstanding Contribution to the Yacht & Small Craft Marine Surveying Industry Award sponsored by Galleon Marine Insurance Agency and Winter & Co
Joint Winners: Paul Homer and Ian Nicolson
Finalists: Fraser Noble and John Excell – both Highly Commended by the judges

The Indonesian 'quartet' of members
The Indonesian 'quartet' of members
Waiting for the Awards to commence
Waiting for the Awards to commence
Capt Humail with Vicky Lawrence (middle) and Jan Cox
Capt Humail with Vicky Lawrence (middle) and Jan Cox
Vicky Lawrence poses with the Indonesian contingent
Vicky Lawrence poses with the Indonesian contingent
Looking down on the gathering for the Awards
Looking down on the gathering for the Awards
Sir Alan Massey (left) chats with Fraser Noble
Sir Alan Massey (left) chats with Fraser Noble
The irrepressible Jeffrey Casciani-Wood
The irrepressible Jeffrey Casciani-Wood
A group of members with Mike Schwarz ahead of the Awards
A group of members with Mike Schwarz ahead of the Awards
Mike Schwarz announcing the Awards
Mike Schwarz announcing the Awards
Delegates listening to the Awards presentation and ceremony
Delegates listening to the Awards presentation and ceremony
The standing buffet was very tasty!
The standing buffet was very tasty!
Chris Moody receiving his award from Sir Alan Massey
Chris Moody receiving his award from Sir Alan Massey
Nic Fieldhouse graciously accepting his award from Sir Alan
Nic Fieldhouse graciously accepting his award from Sir Alan
Capt Barry Thompson (middle) was humbled to pick up his Award
Capt Barry Thompson (middle) was humbled to pick up his Award
Hilary and John Excell joining in the celebrations
Hilary and John Excell joining in the celebrations
Richard Nicolson (send left) and Paul Homer (right) with their Awards
Richard Nicolson (send left) and Paul Homer (right) with their Awards
Sir Alan Massey gives his key note address
Sir Alan Massey gives his key note address
Delegates getting involved with the ceremony
Delegates getting involved with the ceremony
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James Harrison (left) receiving his Award from Sir Alan
James Harrison (left) receiving his Award from Sir Alan
Mike Schwarz (left) congratulates Mike Andrews
Mike Schwarz (left) congratulates Mike Andrews

To read a more detailed account of the event and to see what the judges were looking for, some of the nomination extracts and more comment, read The Report Magazine September 2016 editionwhich is published mid September.

The judging panel comprised:
Mike Schwarz, Chief Executive Officer, IIMS – Chairman
Bridget Hogan, Director of Publishing & Marketing, Nautical Institute
Niamh Cullen, Proprietor, Hoot Marketing
Fraser Noble FIIMS, IIMS Certifying Authority Chairman
Lee Warltier MIIMS
Jeremy Knight, AsocIIMS, CEO, Clipper Ventures plc
Capt Andrew Korek MIIMS, Regional Director IIMS Canada Branch

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