The winners of the 2019 St Helens Chamber Business Awards have been revealed at the St Helens Chamber Annual Dinner and Business Awards event which took place on Thursday 16th May at the Totally Wicked Stadium.
Sponsored by GPW Recruitment, and supported by NatWest, Bericote and Lexus Liverpool, the event celebrated the best of St Helens businesses, as well as providing a perfect opportunity to network and be entertained.
300 guests were welcomed to the event by Graham Worsley, Chairman of St Helens Chamber, before being inspired by special guest speaker Paul Sculthorpe MBE.
The event also raised money for two local charities, The Steve Prescott Foundation and Willowbrook Hospice, with £6000 being divided between them.
Following the entertainment and a three course evening meal, the Awards were presented.
The winners were as follows:
Employer of the Year, sponsored by Wind in the Willow Childcare – 360 Resourcing
Export Business of the Year, sponsored by Brendon International – ATG Access
Best use of Technology, sponsored by Network Space – Dynamic Vehicle Rental
High Growth Business of the Year, sponsored by NatWest – Cheshire Retail NW Ltd
Family Business of Year Award, sponsored by Knauf – C E Bettridge & Son
Customer Commitment Award, sponsored by Clickworks – Handepay
Small Business of the Year, sponsored by Inspired Energy – The Filter Design Company
Apprentice of the Year (under 20), sponsored by Helena Homes – Alex McGrath, Inovus Medical
Apprentice of the Year (20 and over), sponsored by Starbank Panel Products – Nicola Walsh from St Helens and Knowsley Teaching Hospitals and Reece Buckley from Liverpool One.
Outstanding Commitment to Learning – Molly Hinton-Jones
Outstanding Commitment to Student Development – BooBoo Technical and Creative
Outstanding Commitment to Supporting Young People – Bericote Properties
Graham Worsley, Chairman of St Helens Chamber, said: “We have been overwhelmed by the volume and calibre of entries to the Awards this year so the judges really did have a difficult job on their hands, but I believe we have found some truly outstanding winners.
“For me the Awards are about the strength of the businesses and personal stories here in the Borough. They are about bringing those successes to the forefront, and publicising all their good work and achievements.
“I’m also delighted that the winners from our Awards will go forward to the national British Chambers of Commerce Awards and I fully expect at least one local business will be shortlisted for the national Awards in London in November.
“From last year’s awards four Chamber Members successfully went on to become Regional Award Winners and made it through to the national finals, where two were National Runners up. So best of luck to all the winners and we will eagerly await news of the outcome of the regional round in September.”