Cheshire Business Awards

Award Categories, Sponsors & Shortlists

Executive Sponsors

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Leading North West law firm, SAS Daniels LLP has pledged its support of Cheshire Business Awards for the sixth year running. As the firm has four office locations across Cheshire, they are passionate about the awards together with regional investment that recognises and supports forward thinking businesses and individuals.

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SAS Daniels is delighted that Cheshire continues to be a magnet for investment and recognised as an area for high-growth. As a law firm with one of the largest Corporate law teams in the region, led by Partner Jeremy Orrell, they continue to work with businesses that are instrumental in developing Cheshire as a key destination for business excellence and growth. Economic recovery is gathering pace and there are clear signs of sustained growth among businesses throughout the region.

It is abundantly clear that one of the key reasons why businesses in the area are continuing to flourish is due to attracting and retaining a high quality workforce. The importance of recruiting the right people to give clients and customers the sustainable high quality service levels is of paramount importance to businesses across all sectors. The cornerstone of any business is its people.

SAS Daniels look forward to joining other exceptional businesses and professionals on the night and celebrating our thriving and growing regional business community.

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Award Categories and Sponsors

    • Business Start Up Award



      If your business began trading for less than 2 years why not enter this award and receive recognition for your hard work and determination? Our winner will be an entrepreneur who may have brought a fantastic new product to market, found a niche area to focus on or overcome all odds to achieve success. Tell us about your business, your market place, your performance and your future plans to win the recognition you deserve.

      2015 finalists:
      JG Creative
      WINNER: Bexy Boo
      The Contemporary

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    • Business of the Year (up to 10 employees)


      Whatever your trade, if you employ between 1 and 10 employees and can demonstrate achievements in your marketplace with evidence of an excellent business strategy, good financial performance and your potential for the future, enter the small business of the year.

      2015 finalists:
      WINNER: Staycold
      Zippy Baby Limited
      Footsqueek Ltd

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    • Employer of the Year


      We are looking for the employers who can best demonstrate how their leadership and human resource policies support staff development, engagement and satisfaction creating a positive and supportive workplace with a well motivated and well trained team.  The winner of this award will be more than just a good company to work for, their culture will deliver commercial results and they will be an inspiration to other businesses.

      2015 finalists:
      Balluff Limited
      WINNER: Chess

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    • Investing in the future: Find-it in Cheshire & Warrington Apprenticeships Award

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      Apprenticeships are good for both businesses and for individuals. They are an important way of improving the skills base in Cheshire and Warrington, giving young people opportunities beyond the classroom and providing local companies an opportunity to inspire and shape their future workforce. This award is open to any business in the region who has demonstrated a real commitment to training local young people through Apprenticeships, providing them with real work experience whilst being supported by workplace mentors.  Apprentices should have been actively engaged in the shaping of working practices and been offered a job on completion, ideally with a plan for further development and/or progression opportunities within the business.

      2015 finalists:
      WINNER: Barlows (UK) Ltd
      Brookfield Rose

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    • Corporate Social Responsibility Award

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      Does your business have schemes, initiatives or policies which have a positive impact on your local community?  Whether you provide employment opportunities for young or disadvantaged people, show unrivalled support for local charities or even contribute to community schemes, make sure you receive the recognition you deserve and enter this award.

      2015 finalists:
      Unipart Rail Ltd
      WINNER: Prism Solutions Ltd
      Overwater Marina

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    • Green Business Award


      This award celebrates excellence in green practice, strategy and product. Has your business applied environmental policies in the workplace? Do your products or services make a positive contribution to the environment? Have you reduced your carbon footprint through efficiency management?  This category recognises a local business that shows evidence of a green ethos which has a commercial return for the business.

      2015 finalists:
      Heaton House Events
      WINNER: Hero Renewables Ltd

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    • Judges’ Choice Award

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      This award celebrates new ideas, processes, products, services, technologies and applications that have had an impact on an organisations success.  Judges will be looking for originality of the innovation, its impact, practicality of its application and the measurable benefits to the business.

      WINNER: Zippy Baby

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    • Business Person of the Year


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      The Business Person of the year is a judges’ choice award and not open for entry.  The winner selected by the judges will be an individual who stands out from the crowd, has an entrepreneurial spirit, demonstrates outstanding achievement and inspires others around them.  The winner of this award will have been instrumental to the success of their business, growing the reputation of both their business and the region.

      WINNER: David Barlow, Barlow’s Electrical