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.
However, after much deliberation, the independent panel has whittled the entries down to a shortlist.
The winners will be announced at a fabulous gala dinner to be held at Chester’s Crowne Plaza on Friday, September 19, hosted by TV personality Lucy Meacock.
This has become a highly-regarded event on the county’s social calendar, when the most successful achievers gain recognition for the part they play in adding to the region’s prosperity and economic success.
Shortlisted nominees in the Cheshire Business Awards, judged in nine categories, are:
Business Start-up Award, sponsored by Bentley Motors Ltd: Ignite Strategic Partners Ltd of Knutsford; Adam Butler Ltd of Malpas; 37 Point5 Ltd of Wharton.
Small Business of the Year: Holland Damp Proofing (UK) Ltd of Aston; Rail Operations Development Ltd of Crewe; Cotebrook Shire Horse Centre & Country Park.
Medium Business of the Year: SIRA Test & Certification Ltd of Chester; Park Royal Hotel of Warrington; Event Marketing Solutions (EMS) of Chester.
Large Business of the Year, sponsored by Cheshire & Warrington Economic Alliance (CWEA): Meadow Foods of Chester; RSK Group of Helsby; Citation plc of Knutsford.
Employer of the Year, sponsored by Hill Dickinson Chester: Nice ‘n’ Naughty of Chester; VKR Logistics of Winsford; EA Technology Ltd of Chester.
Community Award: Robert Smith & Son, Crewe Funeral Services, of Crewe; BiG Storage Cheshire Storage & BiG Storage of Chester; Taylor Richards of Runcorn.
Women in Business Award: Janet King of Cotebrook Shire Horse Centre & Country Park; Yvonne Richards of Taylor Richards, Runcorn; Trish Murray of Nice ‘n’ Naughty, Chester.
The winners of the Young Business Person of the Year Award, sponsored by ScottishPower, 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.