Echo Regional Business Awards

WELCOME to the biggest, the best, and the longest established business awards on Merseyside - the Echo Regional Business Awards supported by Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool Business School

The Liverpool ECHO, in association with our acclaimed monthly magazine Business Post, is delighted to announce the return of the region’s premier business awards event for 2018, along with our headline sponsors Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool Business School.

On Thursday, June 21 this year at the magnificent Anglican Cathedral, Liverpool, we will celebrate and honour the very best in the city region’s business community.

So now it is with great pleasure, pride and huge anticipation that I ask you to please prepare your entries.


(X1 winning the John Lennon Airport Business of the Year (up to 50 employees) in 2017)

 The Liverpool Echo – Merseyside’s best-selling newspaper and a digital brand experiencing extraordinary audience growth – is delighted once again to be official media host of the Regional Business Awards.

It is our 24th year.  And this year we are delighted to welcome as new executive sponsors the Liverpool Business School. Based at Liverpool John Moores University, the school is helping Liverpool and the wider region further establish itself as a centre for academic business studies and excellence.

The development and progression of the Liverpool Business School is yet another key indicator that the city region’s business and economic health remains on a serious upcurve.

We’re delighted to have them on board as sponsors – and are grateful too to all of our other award category sponsors for their support  again this year.

Of course, 2018 once again sees the return of the International Festival of Business to the city. That world renowned event, comprising more than 40 major global events across nine high growth sector themed days, is back for the third time in six years. Hosted at the Liverpool Exhibition Centre on the waterfront, it will be in full swing as we gather to announce and present the Regional Business Awards 2018 in June.

Last year we had a record number of entries and some outstanding winners and shortlisted companies.

This year we hope for even more again as we seek to celebrate business achievement and excellence across a range of sectors.

Those successes quite simply  deserve to be applauded and rewarded publicly. So please enter now – and tell our judges why you and your business deserves attention and acclaim.

We would be delighted to receive your nomination, and we hope very much to see you at the awards ceremony this summer.

Alastair Machray
Editor, Liverpool Echo
Editor-in-Chief, Trinity Mirror Merseyside, Cheshire and Wales

Click here to view our film of the 2017 awards

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