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WINNERS announced for Wirral Business Awards 2014

The best of Wirral’s innovation, creativity and entrepreneurial spirit has been recognised and celebrated as award winning companies received their accolades at the Wirral Business Awards 2014.
The business awards, which recognise Wirral’s 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 plc. 
The annual business celebration was attended by over 500 leading figures in the region’s business world, who applauded the nominees and eventual winners in each of the thirteen award categories as they were announced and presented with custom designed glass awards and certificates. 

Newcomer of the Year Award
– sponsored by Faiveley Transport


Business of the Year Award (1-25 employees)
– sponsored by Magenta Living

Emergency Services Training Centre Ltd

Business of the Year Award (26-99 employees)
– sponsored by McEwan Wallace


Business of the Year Award (100+ employees)
– sponsored by Cammell Laird

Typhoo Tea

Business Person of the Year Award

 sponsored by Scantec
David Lindfield (Sovex)

Community Award
– sponsored by Progress to Excellence

Involve Northwest

International Trade Award
– sponsored by Peel

DT&G Ltd

Sustainability Award
– sponsored by Unilever

B&M Waste Services

Low Carbon Award
– sponsored by Cabfind

Stiebel Eltron UK

People Development Award
– sponsored by Wirral Metropolitan College

Cammell Laird

Investment of the Year Award
– sponsored by Stiebel Eltron


Global Business of the Year
– sponsored by Wirral Chamber of Commerce

Smylie Ltd

Wirral Think Big Award
– sponsored by Wirral Council

Cammell Laird

Paula Basnett, CEO, Wirral Chamber of Commerce, expressed her delight at the diversity of all the finalists, and paid tribute to the quality demonstrated by the award winning companies, she said, “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. 
She added, “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.”

2014 WBA Highlights

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