Knowsley Business Awards

Celebrating its 16th year, Knowsley Business Awards has become an established date in the business and social calendars attracting guests from across the North West.

The awards celebrate the energy, determination and commitment of the individuals and organisations that are driving forward Knowsley’s Economic Success.

This year 13 awards will be presented and the categories are as follows:

 

Apprentice of the Year

Celebrating the significance and rewards of apprenticeships. This award showcases apprentices who have made impressive progress in their career and who show the potential to take a career path to the very top of their chosen profession.

Commercial Development of the Year

This award recognises a commercial development that has invested, commenced on site or has completed a new quality/innovative scheme in Knowsley within the last 12 months.

Contractor of the Year

Celebrating contractors based in Knowsley or working on a Knowsley project who can demonstrate excellent performance in their field and / or added value to a project / scheme. Judges will look for evidence of the quality of the people, processes and projects for which the contractor was responsible.

Corporate Social Responsibility Award

This award recognises the “Knowsley Better Together” ethos and honours the contribution of a business or organisation that can demonstrate its corporate and social responsibilities within its commercial activities over the last 12 months.

Developing Future Skills

This award recognises businesses that have done the most to promote opportunities in their sector and build the skills of the workforce of the future. A business that seeks to raise aspirations for young people.

Employee/Team of the Year

This award recognises inspirational employees who help to shape and contribute to the success of your business, have overcome barriers and are an example to others.

Excellence in Manufacturing/Logistics Up to 100 employees (not part of a larger group)

 

Excellence in Manufacturing/Logistics over 100 employees

Celebrating excellence and best practice in Knowsley’s leading manufacturing and logistics sectors and in recognition of our smaller and larger businesses 2 awards will be presented in recognition of the impact these sectors have on Knowsley’s growth and economy. Open to businesses with their distribution hub in Knowsley and/or is best placed to represent the ‘Made in Knowsley’ brand.

Housing Development of the Year

This award recognises a housing development that has promoted, commenced on site or has completed a new quality/innovative scheme in Knowsley within the last 12 months. The award can include new build, refurbished or transformative projects.

Large Business of the Year (250+ employees)

Celebrating the contribution of large businesses to Knowsley’s economy. Judges are looking applications from large organisations that can demonstrate exceptional success and the positive impact it has on the community.

Medium Sized Business of the Year (50-249 employees)

Celebrating the contribution of medium businesses to Knowsley’s economy.  Judges are looking for businesses employing between 50-249 staff that are not part of a larger organisation and can demonstrate outstanding success and/or the positive impact it has on the community.

Micro Business of the Year (1-9 employees)

Celebrating the contribution of micro businesses to Knowsley’s economy. Judges are looking for sole traders, partnerships and independent businesses that are not part of a larger organisation.

Small Business of the Year (10-49 employees)

Celebrating the contribution of small businesses to Knowsley’s economy. Judges are looking for businesses employing between 10-49 staff that are not part of a larger organisation.