St Helens Chamber reveals winners of 2019 business awards
Sponsored by GPW Recruitment, and supported by NatWest, Bericote and Lexus Liverpool, the event celebrated the best of St Helens businesses
The winners of the 2019 St Helens Chamber Business Awards have been revealed at the St Helens Chamber Annual Dinner and Business Awards event which took place at the Totally Wicked Stadium.
Sponsored by GPW Recruitment, and supported by NatWest, Bericote and Lexus Liverpool, the event celebrated the best of St Helens businesses. 300 guests were welcomed to the event by Graham Worsley, chairman of St Helens Chamber, before listening to guest speaker Paul Sculthorpe.
The event also raised money for two local charities, The Steve Prescott Foundation and Willowbrook Hospice, with £6,000 being divided between them.
Following the entertainment and a three course evening meal, the awards were presented.
The winners were as follows:
- Employer of the Year, sponsored by Wind in the Willow Childcare – 360 Resourcing
- Export Business of the Year, sponsored by Brendon International – ATG Access
- Best use of Technology, sponsored by Network Space – Dynamic Vehicle Rental
- High Growth Business of the Year, sponsored by NatWest – Cheshire Retail NW Ltd
- Family Business of Year Award, sponsored by Knauf – C E Bettridge & Son
- Customer Commitment Award, sponsored by Clickworks – HandepaySmall Business of the Year, sponsored by Inspired Energy – The Filter Design Company
- Apprentice of the Year (under 20), sponsored by Helena Homes – Alex McGrath, Inovus Medical
- Apprentice of the Year (20 and over), sponsored by Starbank Panel Products – Nicola Walsh from St Helens and Knowsley Teaching Hospitals and Reece Buckley from Liverpool One.
- Outstanding Commitment to Learning – Molly Hinton-Jones
- Outstanding Commitment to Student Development – BooBoo Technical and Creative
- Outstanding Commitment to Supporting Young People – Bericote Properties
Graham Worsley, chairman of St Helens Chamber, said: “We have been overwhelmed by the volume and calibre of entries to the Awards this year so the judges really did have a difficult job on their hands, but I believe we have found some truly outstanding winners.
“For me the Awards are about the strength of the businesses and personal stories here in the Borough. They are about bringing those successes to the forefront, and publicising all their good work and achievements.”
The winners from the awards will go forward to the national British Chambers of Commerce Awards.