NOMINATIONS are now open for the seventh annual Merseyside Independent Business Awards, including a new category for Employee of the Year.
Businesses can be nominated across a total of 13 categories, such as retail, health and wellbeing, trades and manufacturing and creative business, while there are also awards recognising community impact and best employer.
The winners of each award category – as well as the overall Merseyside Independent Business of the Year – will be announced at a glittering ceremony at Liverpool’s Rum Warehouse on Thursday 10 October.
The Merseyside Independent Business Awards were created by Morecrofts Solicitors to showcase the economic impact of the region’s independent business owners and leading entrepreneurs.
Alison Lobb, managing partner at Morecrofts Solicitors, said: “Since we launched the MIB Awards in 2013, the number of nominations has increased every year and I’ve no doubt that that trend will continue this year.
“The awards are famed for giving independent businesses of all shapes and sizes a unique platform on which to shine. We have received incredible feedback from award winners about the impact the victory has had both on their business development and their employees.
“Nominations can be made by businesses themselves or by their advisors, suppliers or other peers, so we would all independent to businesses make this a real celebration of our independent business community.”
The awards are headline sponsored by Liverpool BID Company. Its chief executive Bill Addy, said: “We have been headline sponsors of the MIB Awards for six years and are very pleased to continue in 2019. The event doesn’t just showcase the exceptional business in the city region, it gives a great opportunity for networking, showcasing and supporting each other – something Merseyside excels at.
“Each year, the calibre of businesses who enter the awards excels itself, and I look forward to seeing the 2019 cohort of finalists.”
To enter the Merseyside Independent Business Awards or for information please visit www.mibawards.co.uk or call event manager Rebecca Keegan on 0151 236 8871.