A GLITTERING gala award night saw the borough's business elite be crowned in an annual awards ceremony.

The winners of the Wirral Business Awards were crowned on Friday, September 22 at a glamorous gala dinner held at Thornton Manor and attended by more than 500 of the regions leading business people.

Organised by Wirral Chamber of Commerce and supported by Headline Sponsors Progress to Excellence Group Ltd and Russell Taylor Group, the annual event is one of the largest events held in the region highlighting the outstanding innovation and enterprise by companies and individuals across Wirral’s business community.

This year, the evening was hosted by award-winning journalist and editor of Business Cloud Chris Maguire who spent the evening amongst special guests such as political editor at ITV's Good Morning Britain Ranvir Singh and Metro Mayor Steve Rotheram.

Chief executive of Wirral Chamber of Commerce Paula Basnett said: “This is a night when businesses come together and celebrate with each other success and achievement.

"This event applauds the work of our businesses community and showcases just some of the many businesses bringing national and international success to the region.

“The businesses which have reached the final clearly reflect our sector diversity, a diversity which has gained Wirral a reputation of excellence and one which not only innovates but supports success.”

A total of eleven awards were handed out to businesses, entrepreneurs and young people during the evening.

Chairman of Wirral Chamber of Commerce Asif Hamid said: “Wirral Business Awards was established to celebrate the outstanding performances and results by Wirral businesses and our Chamber members.

"There are many ways and many different to businesses to achieve success, so I am pleased that Wirral’s enterprise and innovation is rewarded by the Wirral Business Awards 2017.”

The full list of Wirral Business Awards 2017 winners are as follows:

Newcomer of the Year - sponsored by Stiebel Eltron UK

Sure Solutions

Business of the Year (under 11 employees) sponsored by Pacific Sheds

Gud Design

Business of the Year (11-49 employees) sponsored by McEwan Wallace

Hoist UK

Business of the Year (50+ employees) sponsored by NW Systems Group

CPL Training Group

Business Person of the Year sponsored by Smylie Ltd

Russell Taylor Group - Ben Russell

Rising Star sponsored by Young Chamber

Vigo IT Solutions – Tom Barbat

International Trade Award sponsored by Peel Group

Tranmere Rovers FC

Sustainability Award sponsored by Unilever

B&M Waste Services

People Development sponsored by B&M Waste Services


Customer Service sponsored by The Contact Company


Outstanding Business of the Year sponsored by Wirral Council

Capital Reinforcing