Partner with or Sponsor Maritime UK South West

Maritime UK SW Partnering and Sponsorship Proposal

Why would you Sponsor or become a Strategic Partner with Maritime UK South West? Maritime UK South West was created in 2017 and since this time has achieved national recognition in bringing together the public, research and private sectors under the shared vision of creating a clean and prosperous ocean economy for the South West as a not for profit partnership. Our work on innovation and maritime decarbonisation has been recognised as cluster best practice nationally, enabling collaboration and significant investment to the region. By working with the cluster you can raise the profile of your business, become part of a world class network of maritime expertise and be part of achieving our mission: to bring together the breadth of our ocean economy, working in partnership to champion, grow and clean the sector. We hope you also see the value of this activity and want to join us in making it a reality.

For specifics on what we plan to achieve read our MUKSW Strategic Plan 2024 – 25 If you would like to get involved in the delivering the plan then sponsorship or becoming a strategic partner are the best way to do so.

Sponsorship and Partnering runs from April to April. Our deadline for 2024 will be the end of March at which point we will refresh our marketing collateral with the latest list of supporters.

We can now offer two levels of engagement or buy-in to the work of the cluster, Sponsor or Partner with Maritime UK South West:

Strategic Partners

For those who want to participate in delivering our objectives while also benefiting from increased exposure. Members should ideally have a strategic interest in the work of the cluster and partnering is therefore subject to board approval. Costs are £1,500 PA if under 50 employees, or £3,000 if above.


Maritime UK SW Sponsor Offering for those who want to contribute financially and in exchange obtain exposure and support for their organisation via the cluster network and its marketing activity and collateral (£600 PA).

For a list of our current Partners and Sponsors scroll to the bottom of the page.

In supporting MUKSW you will benefit for your organisation while also contributing our shared  Strategic Aims and Objectives:

Champion and promote our sector, internally, nationally and abroad.

  • Create evidence based strategy, profile and lobbying
  • Promote regional excellence by fostering collaboration between business, research and government and brokering access to support.

Drive clean growth by fostering collaboration between business, research and government and brokering access to support.

  • Drive collaboration, investment in R&D and clean growth
  • Increase investment in skills and promote careers in maritime.

Harness our assets to build centres of excellence to maintain regional competitive advantage in a clean, prosperous maritime future.

For more detail on what the cluster has achieved already and where we want to get over the next two years please see the Maritime UK SW Strategic Partner Offering 24 on the cluster website. If there are areas of this work where you would like to find out more or get involved please do contact us.

Why are we seeking Strategic Partners and Sponsorship?

During our start-up phase, we have relied on funding from Heart of the South West, Dorset and Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly Local Enterprise Partnerships. This has funded the creation of economic evidence, strategy, promotional collateral, a strong business network, numerous collaborative bids, events and trade missions. We work alongside and in partnership with other sector bodies including The Society of Maritime Industries, Maritime UK, British Marine, and Cornwall Marine Network. In short, we have established a cluster that operates transparently, objectively and efficiently, to represent the sector and region – both of which in our view are overlooked too often. Our reason for seeking increased business involvement now is to enable us to deliver for the sector in the South West and to fulfil the potential of the cluster into a sustainable, partner-owned and led organisation with the resources to champion, grow and clean the sector by working together. We operate a lean, not for profit organisation. Our ambition through sponsorship, strategic partnering and bidding to deliver activity aligned to our agreed strategy is to create a one-third, one-third, one-third funded cluster where research, business and the public sector play an equal role in developing a shared programme of activity for the benefit of and led by the sector.

How can I find out more about Sponsoring cluster activity or in becoming a Strategic Partner?

To arrange a meeting to discuss the work of the cluster and membership contact the Cluster Coordinator, Sheldon Ryan at or call 07739359389.