Record award numbers highlights Wirral’s business success

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Wirral Chamber of Commerce members and the business community have come up trumps yet again as record numbers of entries have been received for the Wirral Business Awards 2017.

Entries for the awards, which closed on Thursday 15th June, have been made online with a range of companies, from major international organisations to start-up enterprises getting involved 2017’s award categories, which included Newcomer of the Year, Business Person of the Year, Rising Star, International Trade, Customer Service, People Development and Business of the Year.  

A four-strong judging panel of Ben Miller, Partner at DLA Piper, Alan Evans, Strategic Commissioner for Growth for Wirral Council, Chris Fry, Partner at KPMG in the UK, and Paula Basnett, CEO of Wirral Chamber of Commerce, will meet to look through the entries and decide which businesses will make it through to the final places in each award category.

Paula Basnett, CEO, Wirral Chamber of Commerce, commented, “It has been a great turn out with so many companies showing their support by entering the Wirral Business Awards. Once again the range of businesses demonstrates just how enterprising and innovative Wirral’s business community has been over the past twelve months.”

Wirral Business Awards 2017 has been organised by Wirral Chamber of Commerce, and supported through Headline Sponsors Progress to Excellence Group Limited and Russell Taylor Group.  Sponsorship for the individual award categories has been made by Smylie Ltd, The Contact Company, Peel Group, McEwan Wallace, NW Systems Group, Stiebel Eltron UK, Unilever, B&M Waste Services, and Wirral Council. 

Additionally, Typhoo Tea will be sponsoring the drinks reception at the awards ceremony, which takes place in September.

Paula Basnett summarised, “We look forward now to the gala awards ceremony which will be taking place on 22nd September at Thornton Manor in front of over 500 leading business people. This will be a perfect setting when we join together in celebrating a showcase underpinning the success of the best of Wirral business.”

Tickets and/or tables are available for the Wirral Business Awards 2017 taking place on Friday 22nd September – for bookings or further information please visit –

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