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Wirral Business Awards Celebrate Outstanding Achievement and Innovation...Winners Revealed!



The prestigious Wirral Business Awards, an annual event that recognises and celebrates exceptional businesses in the Merseyside region, took place at Woodside Food & Market on Friday 30th June 2023. The awards ceremony, attended by prominent figures from the local business community, showcased the remarkable accomplishments and resilience of businesses operating in various sectors.


The winners of the Wirral Business Awards 2023 were announced amid an atmosphere of excitement and anticipation. These exceptional businesses have demonstrated outstanding performance, innovation and a commitment to driving economic growth in the region. The recipients of the awards are as follows:


Business of the Year Award (1-10 employees), sponsored by Pressure Part Engineering Limited: WINNER: SquareOne Training


Social Business/Charity of the Year, sponsored by SURE Solutions

WINNER: Future Yard CIC


Rising Star of the Future, sponsored by Stiebel Eltron UK Ltd

WINNER: Millie Edwards, SURE Solutions



Sustainable Business of the Year, sponsored by Magenta Living

WINNER: Feedwater Limited


New Enterprising Business of the Year, sponsored by Finsa UK

WINNER: Crossword Recruitment Ltd


Business of the Year (10+ Employees), sponsored by Argyle Satellite

WINNER: Oh Polly

A special mention went to Rafael Willisch, who is retiring this year after spending over 20 years managing the UK division of Finsa. The Mayor of Wirral presented Rafa with some gifts and thanked him for his amazing contribution to the Wirral business community.





Danny De Brabander, a local hero on Wirral, who has raised a staggering £130,000 so far for local communities, also received a special award for Fundraising Champion of The Year. The award was presented by Cameron Jones, Unilever who was astonished by the resilience and positivity shown by Danny who is battling stage 4 bowel cancer.


The Wirral Business Awards serve as a platform to highlight the region's thriving business community and its crucial role in driving economic growth. This year's winners exemplify the entrepreneurial spirit and dedication that makes Wirral a hub of innovation and success.


Paula Basnett, Executive Chair of Wirral Chamber, expressed her delight in celebrating the achievements of the winners. She said: "We are incredibly proud of the businesses in the Wirral region and the immense contributions they make to our economy. The winners of the Wirral Business Awards 2023 have displayed exceptional talent, vision and resilience and they truly deserve this recognition. We congratulate them for their outstanding achievements and wish them continued success in their future endeavours. We would also like to thank our headline Sponsor Unilever, category sponsors Pressure Part Engineering, SURE Solutions, Stiebel Eltron UK, Magenta Living, Finsa UK, Argyle Satellite Taxis and Drinks Sponsor Feedwater for their continued support.


The Wirral Business Awards 2023 marks another milestone in acknowledging the achievements of businesses in the region. The event has showcased the strength and diversity of Wirral's business community, demonstrating that the future of commerce in the area is bright.

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