LIVERPOOL Chamber of Commerce held its highly anticipated annual dinner and awards, celebrating the city region’s business leaders and innovators.
Sponsored by Turkish Airlines and hosted by Granada Reports’ Victoria Grimes, , the awards, held at Afield stadium, recognised the organisations and individuals who encapsulate the responsible business agenda, while contributing to the dynamic and sustainable economic growth of the city region.
Among the winners were construction and waste management firm, The Carroll Group, software development consultancy, Mashbo, rail transport providers TransPennine Express and Merseyrail, waste incineration specialists Inciner8 and James Battle, who took home two awards including the Local Hero Award and another for his business, Nationwide Management Services. Clarke Energy won the prestigious Chairman’s Award.
Paul Cherpeau, chief executive of Liverpool Chamber of Commerce, said: “We have an abundance of outstanding businesses and leaders in the Liverpool City Region and it was a struggle for all the judges to narrow down the winners, who represent those individuals and businesses who are making a real impact in their respective communities, as well as creating economic growth. The real change makers who are shaping the city region for the better.
“It is important to commend the achievements of all of our nominees and our local business community more generally. The Liverpool Chamber Awards recognises those dynamic businesses who make significant economic and societal impacts in the city region.”
Chair of MediaCom UK Karen Blackett was keynote speaker on the evening, giving an inspiring speech about the strength diversity can give organisations.
The full list of winners:
- The Carroll Group – Responsible Employer of the Year Award
- Nationwide Management Services – Workplace Health & Wellbeing Award
- TransPennine Express and Merseyrail – Equality & Diversity Award (joint winners)
- Inciner8 – Exporter of the Year Award
- Mashbo – Digital & Technology Award
- James Battle – Local Hero Award
- Clarke Energy – Chairman’s Award