Merseyside Innovation Awards searches for innovation stars

The 20th annual Merseyside Innovation Awards are on the hunt for the most innovative businesses and products from across the region, ahead of a ceremony that will recognise the movers and shakers set to reinvigorate commerce and industry.

The final winner will receive a prize of £10,000 in cash, while runners-up will have the chance to win specialist business support worth up to £2,000.

Last year’s winner was the Speke-based manufacturer Briggs Automotive Company, ceator of the BAC Mono single-seat sports car. Run by brothers Neill and Ian Briggs, the business first unveiled the vehicle in 2011.

Other finalists included Ultromex of Bromborough, designers of a chemical process that helps with recycling of cathode ray tubes from obsolete televisions, and Pulmorphix, a Liverpool John Moores University-spin out that have developed a device that imitates the conditions deep within the human lung,

Businesses can submit entries of this year’s awards, with a judging panel that will select a monthly winner from entries received each month.

When the entry period if over, three finalists will be chosen from the 12 applicants and will be invited to give a presentation to the judges at the final at the Crowne Plaza in July.

Brian McCann, founder of the awards and partner and director of MC Vanguard Corporate Finance, said:

“Merseyside Innovation Awards is a great place for innovative companies and individuals to showcase their ideas and along the way it offers them the opportunity to be guided by one of the wide range of the sponsors involved with the awards.”

Entries can be submitted at the Merseyside Innovation Awards website.


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Words: Peter Cribley

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