THE list of finalists for Wirral Chamber Of Commerce's Business Awards 2014 has been revealed.

The names of the companies and individuals were selected by judging panel, who had the difficult task of choosing who they believed were the best entries for the eleven categories in this annual event.

The winners will be announced during gala dinner at Thornton Manor on September 26.

The finalists and award categories are:

Newcomer of the year:

  • 4748
  • Joanne Finnerty Recruitment SDS
  • Rejuvenate Ltd

Small Business of the year (1-25 employees):

  • Clearground Ltd
  • Emergency Services Training Centre Ltd
  • Webtise

Medium Business of the year (26-99 employees):

  • Cabfind
  • Dantec
  • MAC Roofing

Business of the year (100+ employees):

  • CPL Training
  • Selwyn Building Services
  • Typhoo Tea

Business Person of the year:

  • Bernie King (Women’s Enterprising Breakthrough - WEB)
  • David Lindfield (Sovex)
  • David Millar (Heap & Partners)

Community Award:

  • Involve Northwest
  • Tomorrow's Women Wirral
  • Wirral Autistic Society

International trade award:

  • Dantec
  • DT&G Ltd
  • Smylie Ltd

Sustainability Award:

  • B&M Waste Services
  • Inteb
  • Mere Brook House

Low carbon award:

  • Inteb
  • Stiebel Eltron UK
  • Mole Group

People development:

  • Cammell Laird
  • Russell Taylor
  • Scantec

Investment of the year:

  • Arriva
  • Emergency Services Training Centre Ltd
  • Unilever

Paula Basnett, chief executive of Wirral Chamber of Commerce, said: "Each year we are amazed at the level of business excellence which is identified through the entries we receive.

"This year was no exception and it was extremely difficult to make the decisions as to which of the award applications would go through to the 2014 awards final.

"What was clear is that the bar was again raised, but the companies and individuals who have been announced certainly were well deserving of their place as finalists”.