Award winners announced at Wirral’s business night of nights

The best of Wirral’s innovation, creativity and entrepreneurial spirit has been recognised and celebrated when a number of companies received their accolades by becoming 2015 award winners at the Wirral Business Awards.

The annual business celebration, organised by Wirral Chamber of Commerce, was attended by over 630 leading business figures who applauded the nominees and eventual winners in each of the sixteen award categories as they were announced at a gala dinner event on Friday 18th September.  Main headline sponsors of the Wirral Business Awards 2015 were Magenta Living, Park Group plc, and The Contact Company.

Images from the event and the award category presentations can be seen here

The award categories and winners were:                                                                     

Newcomer of the Year (sponsored by Cabfind.com)

Apollo Care (Wirral) Ltd                                

Business of the Year - Under 11 Employees (sponsored by McEwan Wallace)

Helukabel (UK) Ltd

Business of the Year - 11-49 Employees (sponsored by Russell Taylor Group Ltd)

Heap & Partners Ltd                          

Business of the Year - 50+ Employees (sponsored by NW Systems Group)

The Contact Company                                   

Business Person of the Year (sponsored by Sovex Limited)

Chris Jordan - Cabfind.com                

Community Award (sponsored by Progress to Excellence Ltd)

 Claire House Children's Hospice      

Customer Service Award (sponsored by Hillyer McKeown)           

Caffe Cream of New Brighton                       

Financial & Professional Services Award (sponsored by Digitel Europe Ltd)               

Bennett Williams Solicitors              

Sustainability Award  (sponsored by Unilever)

Finsa UK        

People Development Award (sponsored by Wirral Met College)

Daisy & Jake Day Nursery                

International Trade Award (sponsored by Isle of Man Government)

Sovex Limited                                                

Investment of the Year (sponsored by Peel Group)          

Carr Farm Garden Centre                  

Young Apprentice/Trainee of the Year (sponsored by Stiebel Eltron UK Ltd)    

Rebecca Hulse - McEwan Wallace   

International Partner of the Year (sponsored by Wirral Chamber of Commerce)

3FM Limited                                      

Long Service Award (sponsored by Liverpool John Lennon Airport)

Smith and Sons Property Consultants

Outstanding Business of the Year Award (sponsored by Wirral Borough Council)

Faiveley Transport

On Wirral’s biggest business night of the year, Paula Basnett, CEO, Wirral Chamber of Commerce, paid tribute to the quality demonstrated by the award winners, she said, “Year after year Wirral Business Awards has grown and has become one of the regions most important events in the business calendar. As it has developed our businesses have also grown and we can see through the awards the fantastic levels of enterprise and innovation we have in abundance within Wirral’s business community.

She added, “A business award is recognition that the hard work put in by our award winners does not go unrewarded.  Becoming a winner in each of the respective categories is a prestigious and well deserved achievement.  I am proud that Wirral Chamber of Commerce can play its part in this and I congratulate all of our 2015 award winners.”

Asif Hamid, Chair of Wirral Chamber of Commerce, highlighted the importance of the awards, he commented, “It is an absolute pleasure in organising this event to showcase the versatility of Wirral's businesses in all sectors from manufacturing to care. Wirral has a desire and drive to be a successful location and tonight’s event confirms that viewpoint. Wirral is full of talented business people and companies offering diversity through the goods and services used and sold around the world.”

He added, “Wirral Business Awards is a way in which Wirral Chamber of Commerce and our award sponsors can express our appreciation to our business community for their wholesome support in creating employment, investment and bringing economic prosperity to the borough.”

This year’s chosen charity was YMCA Wirral (YMCA Wirral helps to build positive futures and overcome barriers for people of all ages. It makes a difference to people’s lives and help people to move on to brighter futures.)

Wirral Chamber thanked the following organisations for their support in the Wirral Business Awards 2015.

  • Video Production – ImagePlay
  • Catering – Horseradish
  • Stage Presentation and AV – Mills Media Group
  • Event Venue – Thornton Manor
  • Awards – InfusionTech
  • Floral Displays – Flower
  • Print – Tyger Design and Print
  • Winner Prizes – Tranmere Rovers FC

Charity Donations:

  • Accentuate Games Ltd
  • EastZEast
  • Liverpool John Lennon Airport
  • Mere Brook House
  • The Longbow Shop
  • The Underground Training Centre
  • Wirral Radio

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