Wirral Business Awards 2014 draws over 500 attendees
The Wirral Business Awards 2014 has this week recognised the area’s best of “innovation, creativity and entrepreneurial spirit”.
The business awards recognise diverse business excellence in categories from sustainability to manufacturing, international trade to people development, business newcomer to business of the year, were announced at a gala dinner event held at Thornton Manor in Thornton Hough.
Organised by Wirral Chamber of Commerce and hosted by BBC Radio Merseyside’s Roger Phillips, the main event sponsorship was supported by Wirral Radio, The Contact Company and Park Group.
The annual business celebration was attended by more than 500 people who saw 13 winners pick up their awards. The award categories and winners were:
Newcomer of the Year: sponsored by Faiveley Transport
Winner – 4748
Business of the Year (1-25 employees) sponsored by Magenta Living
Winner – Emergency Services Training Centre
Business of the Year (26 – 99 employees): sponsored by McEwan Wallace
Winner – Dantec
Business of the Year (100+ employees): sponsored by Cammell Laird
Winner – Typhoo Tea
Business Person of the Year: sponsored by Scantec Personnel
Winner – David Lindfield of Sovex
Community Business of the Year: sponsored by Progress to Excellence
Winner – Involve Northwest
International Trade Award: sponsored by Peel Group
Winner – DT&G
Sustainability Award: sponsored by Unilever
Winner – B&M Waste Services
Low Carbon Award: sponsored by Cabfind.com
Winner – Stiebel Eltron UK
People Development Award: sponsored by Wirral Metropolitan College
Winner – Cammell Laird
Investment of the Year: sponsored by Stiebel Eltron UK
Winner – Unilever
Global Business Award: sponsored by Wirral Chamber of Commerce
Winner – Smylie
Wirral Think Big Award: sponsored by Wirral Council
Winner – Cammell Laird
Paula Basnett, chief executive of Wirral Chamber of Commerce, added:
“The Wirral Business Awards have proved year after year to be a significant event in the region’s business calendar, one in which we can celebrate and share the business enterprise we have in abundance within Wirral’s business community.
“I was amazed, but certainly not surprised, at the tremendous levels of creativity and innovation shown in the many applications received for each of the award categories. A business award is recognition that the hard work put in by our award winners over the past twelve months does not go unrewarded and by winning it is a well deserved achievement – I congratulate them all.”
This year’s chosen charity was Claire House Children’s Hospice.
Source: Liverpool Echo