Big winners for Wirral at Regional Business Awards

Wirral businesses Cammell Laird, hi-impact and the Hive Youth Zone were all big winners at the Echo Regional Business Awards. Staged by the Liverpool ECHO and the Business Post magazine and sponsored by Liverpool Business School at LJMU. The awards celebrate and honour the very best in the city region’s business community and this year took place at Liverpool’s Anglican Cathedral on Thursday, June 21.

Cammell Laird, who is currently building the polar research vessel named after Sir David Attenborough won the Business of the Year Award (over 250 employees).

Bromborough-based hi-impact consultancy were winners of the ‘Creative Impact’ award and were also named as a finalist in the ‘Business of the Year’ (up to 50 employees). The ‘Creative Impact’ category was open to businesses specialising in creative services like design, publishing, film, architecture, the arts and marketing, and although hi-impact consultancy was established 12 years ago, the award coincided nicely with their media department’s recent re-brand.

Alan Thompson, Managing Director of hi-impact was delighted and said ‘We are so proud to have received the ‘Creative Impact’ award on behalf of the region. It is a true testament to the hard work and dedication of the whole team at hi-impact who constantly strive to be innovative and creative throughout all aspects of the company.’

Wirral’s state-of-the-art youth facility, The Hive Youth Zone beat off stiff competition to be named ‘New Business of the Year’. The accolade comes just 14 months after The Hive was launched with a mission to provide young people on Wirral with somewhere to go, something to do and someone to talk to. Judges presented the New Business of the Year Award to The Hive in recognition of its success to-date and its potential for strong growth in the future.

Accepting the award on behalf of The Hive team, Stuart Barnes, Chief Executive said, “We are overwhelmed and humbled to receive this award, which is absolute testimony to the hard work and dedication of our whole team. I am privileged to work alongside so many committed and passionate people; who are determined to make a difference to the lives of young people in Wirral. With the support of our fantastic patrons, many of whom come from the Liverpool City Region business sector, we now look forward to building on the success of our first year to develop an even better facility for our young members.”

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