Liverpool Chamber reveals 2021 awards shortlist

Companies involved in robotics, workboats, merchandise, domestic appliances and pharmaceutical technology are all on the shortlist in the Liverpool Chamber Innovation in Business Awards

Paul Cherpeau
Paul Cherpeau, chief executive of Liverpool Chamber

 

Liverpool Chamber of Commerce has revealed the shortlist for this year’s Innovation in Business Awards.

Described by the chamber as “an eclectic list” the shortlist includes robotics, workboats, merchandise, domestic appliances, pharmaceutical technology, customs brokerage, vacuum coating and endotoxin detection.

Cancer screening specialist Rutherford and engineering firm Sutcliffe are each represented in three separate categories, while Enterprise Holdings, Marine Specialised Technology and Booker Flowers & Gifts each have two shortlisted nominations.

Third sector and community organisations are also well-represented, with Everton in the Community, I Am Moore both collecting two shortlisted nominations, while Chasing The Stigma and Nugent both being shortlisted. Liverpool Hope University, Hugh Baird College and Be Ethical Training are also shortlisted from the education sector.

The awards celebrate the spirit of innovation that has driven the recovery of many local businesses during the pandemic. Within each category, there is a traditional award to an outstanding business in the field alongside a special award for an innovator that has confronted and overcome the challenges of the past 18 months.

A full list of shortlisted candidates can be found below. This will now be put to a public vote which will account for 50% of the final decision alongside an independent judging panel.

Paul Cherpeau, chief executive of Liverpool Chamber, said: “We have received an incredibly high standard of nominations and we congratulate those businesses who have been shortlisted.

“The mix of nominees demonstrates the bustling diversity of organisations that are now based and prospering in the Liverpool city region. Innovation underpins everything at this year’s awards, from separate prizes for innovation to the hybrid multi-venue event experience designed to maximise the comfort and safety of our guests.”

The awards event takes place on Thursday, November 18, at the new Innside by Melia hotel in Liverpool city centre. To cast your vote for the winners click here. The full shortlist is as follows:

Responsible Business Award – Sponsored by Bruntwood Works 

Arriva & Stagecoach Holdings

Booker Flowers & Gifts

Chasing the Stigma

Clockwise Offices

Enterprise Holdings

Rise Construction Framework

Rutherford Health Plc

Sovini Group

International Award 

Associates of Cape Cod

Brunswick International

ChargePoint Technology Ltd

CNC Robotics

Gencoa Ltd

Marine Specialised Technology Group

Wild Thang

Environmental & Climate Award – Sponsored by Clean Growth UK within Liverpool John Moores University 

B & M Waste Services

Be Ethical Training

Booker Flowers & Gifts

Clarke Energy

Enterprise Holdings

Post-Ease

Royal College of Physicians

SUEZ Recycling & Recovery UK

Skills & Employability Award 

Everton in the Community

Hugh Barid College

I Am Moore

JK Domestics North West Ltd

Leadership Through Sport & Business

Liverpool Hope University

Open Awards

Redwigwam

Young Person of the Year Award 

Amber Ellis – PINS Social Club

Alfie Kearns – I Am Moore

James Moran – Rutherford Health Plc

Josef Eaves – BDO

Nathan Guy – Sutcliffe

Local Hero Award – Sponsored by Alibi Liverpool 

Denise Barret-Baxendale – Everton FC

Gareth Boyd – Liverpool Food Walking Tours

Mike Moran – Rutherford Health Plc

Normandie Wragg – Nugent

Sean Keyes – Sutcliffe

Business of the Year (Over 30 employees) 

Bio-Grad Group

hi-impact consultancy

Marine Specialised Technology Group

Nugent

Sutcliffe

Business of the Year (Under 30 employees) 

ArchiPhonic

Baltic Creative

CNC Robotics

Damibu

Mashbo

PC Support Group

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