Double success for BWM and Inciner8 at the Merseyside Independent Business Awards

A total of 15 awards were handed out at the MIB Awards ceremony at the Titanic Hotel in Liverpool’s northern docklands with around 500 guests in attendance. Tony McDonough reports

Representatives from BWM, including managing partner, Peter Taaffe, second right, on stage at the awards

 

Leading Liverpool accountancy firm BWM scooped two awards at the Merseyside Independent Business Awards (MIB).

Peter Taaffe, managing partner of the Castle Street practice, was named Business Person of the Year and BWM Business & Professional Services Company of the Year.

Wirral accountancy firm Woods Squared won the Employer of the Year Award.

A total of 15 awards were handed out at the MIB Awards ceremony at the Titanic Hotel in Liverpool’s northern docklands with around 500 guests in attendance.

Specialist Southport-based manufacturer Inciner8 also scooped two awards – Merseyside Independent Business of the Year and the the Trades & Manufacturing Business accolade.

This year’s MIB Awards, now in their fifth year and headline sponsored by Liverpool BID Company, attracted the highest-ever number of nominations and the awards ceremony itself sold out in advance. 

Alison Lobb, managing partner of Morecrofts Solicitors which hosts and organises the event, said: “The calibre and volume of entries for this year’s MIB Awards surpassed all previous years, so every shortlisted nominee should feel very proud of what they’ve achieved. 

“The region is a hotbed for independent business talent and it’s important that we may continue to honour their successes through these awards.”

The full list of winners was as follows:

Best Place to Stay

The Richmond Apart-Hotel

Retailer of the Year

Walton Flooring Centre

Culture & Tourism Business of the Year

Everyman and Playhouse

Health & Beauty Business of the Year

The Spa @ Suites Hotel

(Commendation – Beauty & Holistic Lounge)

Employer of the Year

Woods Squared

Best Creative Business

Zut

The Community Impact Award

The Construction Impact Framework

Best Start Up

Thornton Legal

Business Person of the Year

Peter Taaffe – BWM 

Restaurant of the Year

Maray

Business & Professional Services Company of the Year

BWM

Trades or Manufacturing Business of the Year

Inciner8 International

Digital & Technology Business of the Year

LWV Printworks

(Commendation – Connect)

Merseyside Independent Business of the Year

Inciner8 International

Judges’ Award

Caz’s Kitchen

 

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