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Businesses recognised at awards event 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 sponsors of the event for 2015 were Magenta Living, Park Group plc, and The Contact Company.



 

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. 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 of Commerce also thanked the organisation which worked on the event or kindly dontaed to the charity raffle:
 
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 Prize – 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