Headline Sponsors

Progress to Excellence Group, whose headquarters are at Pacific Road Business Hub, is a leading training provider of the highest quality, specialising in Apprenticeships, Advanced Learner Loans and Alternative Schools Education services nationally. Through organic growth and strategic acquisitions, the group has developed a reputation as a trusted partner of choice to upskill and train employees throughout the UK. Sandra Kirkham, Managing Director of Progress to Excellence Group, said: "We are delighted to have been given the opportunity to be Headline Sponsor for Wirral Chamber of Commerce Business Awards 2017. The decision to become a sponsor was easy and based on the principle that Wirral Chamber and Progress to Excellence Group jointly recognise the importance of applauding individuals and businesses that continue to impact on our long-term regional economic success".


Russell Taylor Group operates nationally, with its headquarters in Bromborough, Wirral, and across the UK from its strategically located branches and onsite operations. The Group continues to have ambitious growth plans, having already established a sister recruitment business in 2011, and recent significant acquisitions. It has established credentials in ever increasingly diverse sectors and skills, covering in engineering, construction, manufacturing and logistics. It has loyal and dedicated professionals providing a full recruitment service, covering search, technical contractor resourcing, onsite supply chain and interim management. Based on data for the first quarter of this year, the company reports it is well on track for a turnover figure of more than £150m, with turnover for the core Russell Taylor operation double that of 2016 and 20 times greater than when it moved into Riverside Park seven years ago. During this period, the number of full-time staff in the Group has increased from less than 20 to over 200 and are currently servicing more than 800 clients in the UK. This growth in business means that the Group is now payrolling around 10,000 temporary workers on a weekly basis across its sectors along with a record number of permanent placements within the company's continually expanding client base.


Reception Sponsors

Typhoo Tea have been flying the flag for Great British Tea since 1909 and are proud to be one of Britain's best loved brand. They take their pick of the best crop, so you have all the ingredients you need for a perfect cup of Typhoo. They also work in association with Rainforest AllianceTM using tea from Rainforest Alliance CertifiedTM farms that have environmentally and socially responsible practices. Tea comes from all over the world and helps support a healthier plan and an improved quality of life for farming communities. Typhoo Tea Limited has a long and rich heritage, stretching back to 1903 when Birmingham grocer John Sumner developed and sold a blend of tea in his shop. His sister, Mary, was the inspiration behind the product development, as she highly regarded tea as a cure for indigestion. Over the years, the Typhoo business has developed from being the first brand to sell ready packaged tea, to being a leading tea business that now offers products in every sector of the tea market. Brands such as London Fruit & Herb - recognised across the world, Heath and Heather - offering a natural fruit and herb product to an audience growing in health awareness and Melrose and Glengettie, regional favourites in Scotland and Wales.


Design & Print Sponsors

Lets Go! Print & Design is an offshoot of Lets Go! Publishing who have been producing local, targeted magazines in Wirral for ten years. The print and design business has grown organically from producing effective and dynamic marketing copy and brand identities for their large base of magazine advertisers. Lets Go! deliver a complete range of marketing material and printed products from a logo T-shirt to a text book manual and everything in between. They offer a personal and flexible service with fast completion times and they are happy to consult with clients over the production of bespoke print items. They also provide graphic design only services for eye catching social media, digital and email. Utilising all the skills gained in magazine publishing, Lets Go! can uniquely provide creative copy writing, editorial and proofing services alongside branding, design and print requirements, all at unrivalled value. If you want to present your business in the most positive light you are in safe hands with Lets Go!


AV Presentation Sponsors

As a creative production house, the Mills Media Group is unique in the world of visual communications, combining creative skills and specialised equipment under one roof. Supported by the latest digital technology, graphics and video facilities, our personnel provide an unrivalled service to public and private sector clients.Mills Media has been commissioned by UK and European companies to produce work for industrial and commercial markets. This includes clients covering public and private sectors, together with major blue chip organisation and highly specialised small companies serving niche markets. This will be the company's eleventh year providing AV support, set design and construction and live filming for the awards.


Awards Sponsors

The Sheds at Pacific Road is a state-of-the-art co-working space nestled in the heart of Woodside, overlooking the River Mersey and the stunning Liverpool skyline. A space for creative collaboration, The Sheds at Pacific Road provides desks in an open-plan shared space, as well as private shed space in the recently-refurbished Pacific Road Arts Centre. Join our diverse community of freelancers, entrepreneurs, sole-traders and small businesses, in our beautifully bright and airy space.


McEwan Wallace are the largest firm of Chartered Accountants and Business Advisers in Wirral and as such have the capability to provide specialist advisers for all your needs. Its specialist divisions of tax planning, payroll, wealth management and business development also carry out regular reviews of each of its clients business. In this way, McEwan Wallace ensures you are aware of any new opportunities available to you and your business.


NW Systems Group is a leading provider of high-performance security systems that deliver real business impact. From consultancy through to successful delivery, it has a proven record in the design, installation and maintenance of CCTV and network-based security solutions. NW Systems works closely with customers, providing wide ranging technical and consultancy services as well as fully managed security provision, offering peace of mind and long-term investment protection


Smylie is one a UK leading supplier of wholesale food and drink products to retail groups, supermarkets, distributors and independents all over the world. Its class leading service focuses heavily on the requirements of each client and their respective markets. With over 15 years experience, the family run business has evolved enabling it to offer a complete export service across ambient, chilled and frozen foods. With expertise in Category management combined with in- house services in logistics and freight makes Smylie the preferred choice for partners worldwide. Awarded the Queens Award for Enterprise in International Trade, highlighting our dedication and commitment to international wholesale food distribution. It has also launched its own brand of crisps - The King Deli range.


The Peel Group is a diverse organisation with a track record of sustained delivery. The ethos is about creating environments where businesses and people can thrive with a focus on the North West. Peel is at the forefront of the Northern Powerhouse agenda with regeneration and job creation at the heart of the organisation. This long term ethos is encapsulated in its company motto - determination, perseverance and patience. In the Liverpool city region, Peel own and operate the Port of Liverpool, Liverpool John Lennon Airport and the Mersey Waters Enterprise Zone that includes Wirral Waters and Liverpool Waters. These projects seek to bring sustained benefits to the local areas and their communities.


Every day, around the world, people reach for Unilever products. Its brands are trusted everywhere and, by listening to the people who buy them, it has grown into one of the world's most successful consumer goods companies. In fact, 150 million times a day, someone somewhere chooses a Unilever product. Since launching in November 2013, its Project Sunlight initiatve has inspired millions of people to take small steps towards a more sustainable lifestyle and drive positive change within their local communities.


B&M Waste Services is committed to providing a great service with a high level of professionalism. A family-run business established in 1954, it offers Carbon Neutral and Recycling-led Waste Management solutions to businesses in Wirral, the North West and UK-wide. Employing over 200 people, over 98% live in the local area, they are award-winning in customer service and highly accredited in providing sustainable waste management to businesses. It also offers tailored total waste management solutions to larger manufacturing, leisure, education, retail and healthcare sector customers. As well as a trade waste and recycling collection, it also offers secure shredding services and hazardous waste disposal. Despite success and growth, B&M works with Claire House Childrens Hospice, The Hive, Stick n Step and other local charities and is a shirt sponsor for Tranmere Rovers FC.


Stiebel Eltron provides innovative technology to heat your home, conserve energy and reduce your bills. For over eight decades, across 72 countries, it has offered their customers products and services of exceptional quality with a focus on protecting the environment. With an unbeatable breadth of green technologies including heat pumps, solar thermal and solar pv Stiebel Eltron designs systems specifically to suit your project.


Wirral Young Chamberís initiative is bridging the gap between education and employment locally. Itís a simple, straightforward and direct initiative that benefits both young people and local businesses. Providing opportunities to explain about the qualities and attitudes that employers look for in their future employees.


The Contact Company provides high quality services to a continually growing client portfolio, partnering many well known blue chip companies such as Play.com, Jewellery Channel and Liverpool FC. Its mission is to add value in improving the business of their clients, exceeding their business expectations by improving customer services offerings, profitability and to better understand client customers through a partnership approach. The Contact Company started in 2006 with 15 staff and one large table and, as of October last year, it no employs around 1,000 staff on register. Of those employees 75% are from Wirral, 20% Liverpool and 5% Ellesmere Port. It now includes a growing number of large national companies in its client base including River Island, Superdrug, Argos and the BBC. Its growth is reflected in its Kingsgate development at Twelve Quays in Birkenhead which will enable even greater expansion and employment.


If you are considering relocation for your business, or expanding your company, Invest Wirral offers accessible, user-friendly information that saves you time and enables faster, better informed decision-making. Its business support section now works closely in partnership with Wirral Chamber of Commerce to prove a single touchpoint for all business support requirements.