THE high calibre of entries in this year’s Cheshire Business Awards has been impressive. And judges have been faced with a more difficult challenge than ever in choosing between them.
The winners will be announced at a dinner to be held at Chester's Crowne Plaza on Friday, September 19, hosted by TV personality Lucy Meacock.
Shortlisted nominees in the Cheshire Business Awards, judged in nine categories, are:
Business Start-up Award, sponsored by Bentley Motors Ltd. Nominees are: Ignite Strategic Partners Ltd of Knutsford; Adam Butler Ltd of Malpas; and 37 Point5 Ltd of Wharton.
Small Business of the Year. Nominees are: Holland Damp Proofing (UK) Ltd of Aston; Rail Operations Development Ltd of Crewe; and Cotebrook Shire Horse Centre & Country Park, Cheshire.
Medium Business of the Year. Nominees are: SIRA Test & Certification Ltd of Chester; Park Royal Hotel of Warrington; and Event Marketing Solutions (EMS) of Chester.
Large Business of the Year, sponsored by Cheshire & Warrington Economic Alliance (CWEA). Nominees are: Meadow Foods of Chester; RSK Group of Helsby; and Citation plc of Knutsford.
Employer of the Year, sponsored by Hill Dickinson Chester. Nominees are: Nice 'n' Naughty of Chester; VKR Logistics of Winsford; and EA Technology Ltd of Chester.
Community Award. Nominees are: Robert Smith & Son, Crewe Funeral Services, of Crewe; BiG Storage Cheshire Storage & BiG Storage of Chester; and Taylor Richards of Runcorn.
Women in Business Award. Nominees are: Janet King of Cotebrook Shire Horse Centre & Country Park, Cheshire; Yvonne Richards of Taylor Richards, Runcorn; and Trish Murray of Nice 'n' Naughty, Chester.
Winner of the Young Business Person of the Year Award, sponsored by Scottish Power, and the Business Person of the Year, sponsored by Cheshire County Council, will be announced at the gala presentation evening at the Crowne Plaza Hotel next month.
To book tickets for the dinner, call the events team on 0151 472 2570.