Finalists in the Wirral Business Awards 2022 have been chosen and will now move forward where the individual winners will be revealed in eight diverse categories on 30th September at Woodside Food & Market.
The prestigious business awards event showcases the best of enterprise from within Wirral’s business community and the Chamber membership. It is regarded as one of the most significant regional business events which promotes creativity and initiative, making Wirral and the surrounding Liverpool City Region centres of corporate excellence.
A three-strong judging panel, comprising Jane Morgan (Senior Manager Culture, Wirral Council), Chris Lee (Director of Start-Yard) and Paula Basnett (CEO, Wirral Chamber of Commerce) who deliberated on the many applications received, made the difficult choice of which entries would make it through to the final.
The organisations and categories which will be highlighted at the awards ceremony are as follows:
New Enterprising Business of the Year - sponsored by The Lauries Limited
16A Architecture | HLP Legal Ltd T/A 174 Family Law | TAC Accountants Ltd
Business of the Year (1-25 employees) - sponsored by SURE Solutions
Bathgate Business Finance | Ecogrid | Recruit Right
Business of the Year (26+ employees)
Brookes Bell | CQR Security Ltd | Heap & Partners
Business Person of the Year
Joanne Finnerty (JF Recruitment) | Karina Molby (Molby The Label) | Steve Walsh (Hi-Impact Consultancy)
Employer of the Year
Hoist UK Limited | Inteb Managed Services Limited | SURE Solutions
Social Business/Charity of the Year - sponsored by Stiebel Eltron UK
Neo Community | The Martin Gallier Project | Tomorrow’s Women Wirral
Sustainable Business of the Year - sponsored by Magenta Living
Auger Site Investigations | Finsa UK | Kimpton Energy Solutions
Tourism Business of the Year - sponsored by Finsa UK
Boss Birds Parlour | Caffe Cream | Ginger Cat Coffee
Paula Basnett, CEO at Wirral Chamber of Commerce said, "We are thrilled to host this event once again to celebrate not only the 110th anniversary of Wirral Chamber of Commerce, but also to pay tribute to the amazing work, commitment and resilience of our businesses, which have come through two turbulent years.
The exceptional quality of the applications made it difficult for Chris, Jane and myself to judge. However, we are very confident that the selected enterprises will do a fantastic job of promoting the best about Wirral businesses."
As a relative newbie to Wirral’s business community, Chris Lee (Director of Birkenhead based Start-Yard) added, "The calibre of entries made the judging process very challenging and all the organisations who entered should be very proud of themselves. On behalf of Wirral Business Awards, I would like to offer my congratulations and thanks to all applicants and wish you a successful and enjoyable evening at Woodside Food and Market on the 30th September.”
In summarising, Jane Morgan (Senior Manager Culture for Wirral Council) summarised, "Wirral Council is honoured to support Wirral Business Awards 2022. It is gratifying to recognise and certainly reward the many businesses who have entered this year. I am delighted that Wirral has a business community both creative and vibrant which contributes so much to the regional and national success, innovation and economy.”
On 30th September, the award celebrations will be held at the waterfront Woodside Food & Market venue in Birkenhead, in which the Wirral Business Awards 2022 will be hosted by the former Liverpool FC and England international footballer, John Barnes MBE. Live music entertainment and a party atmosphere will be provided by the very popular group, The Deadbeats.
Unilever, Headline Sponsor is joined by Peel L&P as the Reception Sponsor, together with Hi-Impact Media as the Media Sponsor, with individual category sponsors including, Sure Solutions, Stiebel Eltron UK, Finsa UK, Magenta Living and The Lauries Limited.
After two years absence from the local business calendar, Wirral Business Awards 2022 offers you the opportunity to not only support and be part of this great celebration of entrepreneurial success, but also to enjoy the venue and network again with like-minded business people.
Tickets are on sale from 13th August, general tickets are £49.50+VAT.