WIRRAL BUSINESS by Wirral Chamber of Commerce WIRRAL BUSINESS AWARDS 2017 The business community in Wirral is celebrating following the Wirral Business Awards 2017 The winners of the Wirral Business Awards 2017 have been named at a glittering gala dinner held at Thornton Manor and attended by over 500 leading business people. Organised by Wirral Chamber of Commerce, and supported by headline sponsors - Progress to Excellence Group Ltd and Russell Taylor Group - 11 awards were handed out to businesses, entrepreneurs and young people. Wirral Business Awards 2017 winners are as follows: • • • • • • • • • SURE Solutions - Newcomer of the Year (sponsored by Stiebel Eltron UK) Gud Design - Business of the Year Under 11 employees (sponsored by Pacific Sheds) Hoist UK - Business of the Year 11-49 employees (sponsored by McEwan Wallace) CPL Training Group - Business of the Year 50+ employees (sponsored by NW Systems Group) Ben Russell of Russell Taylor Group - Business Person of the Year (sponsored by Smylie Ltd) Tom Barbat of Vigo IT Solutions - Rising Star Award (sponsored by Young Chamber) Tranmere Rovers FC - International Trade Award (sponsored by Peel Group) B&M Waste Services - Sustainability Award (sponsored by Unilever) Unilever - People Development Award (sponsored by B&M Waste Services) 76 wirrallife.com • • Auger - Customer Service Award (sponsored by The Contact Company) Capital Reinforcing - Outstanding Business of the Year (sponsored by Wirral Council) Paula Basnett, CEO of Wirral Chamber of Commerce, said, “This was a night when businesses came together and celebrated success and achievement. The businesses clearly reflect our sector diversity which has gained Wirral a reputation of excellence and one which not only innovates but supports success.” Joe Mullin, Production Manager at Capital Reinforcing, Wirral’s Outstanding Business of the Year 2017, commented, “Capital Reinforcing saw great potential in Wirral for our company and for us to have been named the Outstanding Business is a fantastic honour for the organisation, staff and management.” The awards welcomed a record number of applications, demonstrating Wirral’s business sector strength and the positive impact it is having on economic growth. The night was hosted by award-winning journalist and Editor of BusinessCloud, Chris Maguire, with special guests Ranvir Singh, Political Editor of ITV Good Morning Britain, and Steve Rotheram, Liverpool City Region Metro Mayor. An awards raffle was also held which raised £5,000 for Autism Together, Wirral Chamber of Commerce chosen charity for 2017.