The Scottish Maritime C is to be a membership organisation for companies in the sector to interact to support economic development in the sector in Scotland
The Scottish Maritime Cluster (SMC) is Europe’s largest ship management cluster with leading naval ship design and maritime colleges. It comprises, 39,300 jobs; £9.3 billion turnover; £3.6 billion Gross Value Added; Over 20% of UK Maritime sector; £1.6 billion Exports
The average job in Scotland’s maritime sector is estimated to have contributed £91,600 in GVA in 2015; compared to a figure for the UK maritime sector of £77,900 and £48,971 across the Scottish economy.
However, it does not have a body that recognises the local capability and can help build its position. SMC will collaborate with the Scottish Chambers of Commerce to engage their members across Scotland who are involved in the sector
The Goal of the Scottish Maritime Cluster is promotion and facilitation of economic growth in the maritime sector in Scotland
While Maritime UK has proposed a national strategy, the SMC is to be a membership organisation for companies in the sector to interact to support economic development in the sector specifically in Scotland as a major geographic concentration in the UK
The Scottish Maritime Cluster was set up by a group of leading maritime businesses. Membership is now at 26 includes Designers, Builders & Maintainers; Cadets & Training, Personnel; Ferries, Naval, Offshore, Owners; Managers, Consultants, Class, Legal and Lighthouse authority. Further studies have helped map out future plans

Resources needed

The structure is company limited by guarantee with an Executive Board. Companies contribute a membership fee with facilitation and support is provide by Scottish Enterprise

Evidence of success

The (SMC) Scottish Maritime Cluster is in its early stage of development and is currently actively recruiting to build membership

Difficulties encountered

Building memebership

Potential for learning or transfer

Too early
Project
Main institution
Babcock International Private Sector lead
Location
Eastern Scotland, United Kingdom
Start Date
June 2018
End Date
Ongoing

Contact

Iain Shirlaw Please login to contact the author.