Echo Regional Business Awards

Award Categories And Sponsors

Executive Sponsors

KPMG
 

 “This is the fourteenth year that KPMG has supported the Regional Business Awards, and as in previous years, the motivation behind us acting as sponsor is very simple.

“The criteria underpinning the ‘Business of the Year’ award mirror those values which we strive to achieve within our own business here at KPMG – qualities such as operational excellence, and acting as an engine for growth; attracting and nurturing the very best and brightest talent, whilst enabling social mobility within our local communities.

 

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“The ‘Business of the Year’ award specifically seeks to celebrate those companies across the region that embody all of these things, honouring those which generate new opportunities for employment, growth and wealth creation.

“In short, we’re looking for the cream of the crop.

“At KPMG we are always bowled over by the calibre of companies that we come across each day in and around Merseyside, so we’re looking forward to hearing more about their success stories over the coming weeks.”

Chris Fry, senior partner, KPMG in Liverpool

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The Regional Business Awards celebrate the success of the region’s most prominent and promising businesses and their leaders. DLA Piper has supported the awards from their outset and we are proud to continue this into 2017.

With increased business confidence, the benefits of a devolution deal and the momentum being created by the Northern Powerhouse initiative, the outlook for the Liverpool City Region is looking very positive. Continued success of  regional business will come from those who can take advantage of the increased investment and those who can appeal to national and international markets.

 
 

The DLA Piper Business Person of the Year Award not only recognises the positive influence, commitment and inspirational leadership of the winner, but also pays tribute to every business leader who, through flair and a drive to succeed, ensures that our region continues to prosper.

Ben Miller, Office Managing Partner

DLA Piper, Liverpool

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Award Categories, Shortlists and Sponsors

    • Business Newcomer of the Year

      This category is open to businesses that began trading after January 1st 2015. The judges will be looking for evidence of a sustainable business with the potential to grow strongly in the future.

      Finalists for 2017

      Cooper Noble Care Ltd
      Rent A Space Ltd
      Stedychefs Limited

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    • Corporate Social Responsibility Award

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      Does your company strive to achieve a balance between your competitive aims and the interests of society? This award will be presented to the private sector business or individual judged to have the best history of taking into account the effect of the business operations on the community and the economy.  This can include companies that give time or money to charities or the voluntary sector.

      Finalists for 2017

      Everton in the Community – Neighbourhood project: ‘Blue Mile’
      Liverpool Football Club
      Anthonys Travel
      Liverpool ONE

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    • International Trader of the Year

      Can you demonstrate a substantial and sustained increase in international trading relative to the size of your company over recent times? The judges will be looking for evidence of the barriers that have been overcome and the degree to which your overseas trade has benefited the Merseyside economy.

      Finalists for 2017

      Alex Stewart International
      Smylie Limited (Smylies)
      Clarke Energy
      ATG

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    • Knowledge Business of the Year

      This category is open to any business, ranging from early-stage recent start-ups to long-established multi-nationals, that seek to commercialise knowledge. This includes firms active in the chemical, pharmaceutical and biotechnology sectors as well as those in software, IT, engineering, geology, robotics, advanced manufacturing and professional services such as law, accounting and marketing, among many others. For example, knowledge firms might be developing intellectual property or selling professional know how. The judges will be looking for evidence that the knowledge either has been, or can be converted into a viable and profitable business and they will also assess its economic impact on the Merseyside region.

      Finalists for 2017

      Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine
      Adept4 plc
      vTime Limited

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    • Young Business Person of the Year


      This category is looking to recognise business leadership achievements. The award could be to a successful entrepreneur or to a senior manager who has made a significant impact on his or her business. Our winner will be aged 35 or under on the date of the awards evening.

      Finalists for 2017

      Jack Foster – Crosby Coffee
      Paul Nicholson – Luxor Estates
      Natalie Haywood – Leaf

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    • Creative Impact Award

      This category is open to businesses engaged in any creative industry. This can include software design for computer games, apps, web design, marketing, advertising, architecture, film, photography and publishing. Entries are welcome from all firms, whether they are acting as agents or principals. The judges will be looking for evidence that creative work has led directly to improved business performance.

      Finalists for 2017

      Zut
      IT Answers
      hi-impact consultancy ltd

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    • Business of the Year (Up to 50 employees)

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      Whatever your sector if you have a great business tell us about it.  This award is for businesses established for more than two years that employ up to 50 people and can demonstrate all round business excellence. The judges will be take financial performance and local economic impact into account when selecting the winner.

      Finalists for 2017

      AdaptiveComms
      d3t Limited
      X1

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    • Business of the Year (51 to 250 employees)

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      If you can demonstrate outstanding business performance in your industry and employ between 51 – 250 people this is the category for you.  Judges will be looking for your specific business achievements and a strong  financial performance together with significant local economic impact.

      Finalists for 2017

      Liverpool John Lennon Airport
      Smylie Limited (Smylies)
      ATG

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    • Business of the Year (Over 250 employees)

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      If your business employs more than 250 people and can show outstanding business performance, enter this category.  Judges will consider evidence of a strong financial performance, excellent business achievements, your contribution to local prosperity and other specific initiatives that make you stand out from your peers.

      Finalists for 2017

      Johnson Service Group
      Peel Ports Group
      Shop Direct

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    • Business Person of the Year

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      Do you, or does someone you know, truly stand out from the crowd?  Have they helped to grow the reputation, not only of their organisation but also the region, showing the entrepreneurial spirit that typifies the region’s resilience and resurgence?  If you recognise someone as the best in business, enter them for this award today.

      There is no shortlist for this award the winner will be revealed on the evening

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