A WIRRAL property owner has won a top award for the 'most inspiring' workspaces in the North.

Proactive Property owner Jason Abbott, from Oxton, won the Inspired Spaces North 2018 award for The Tapestry - a creative hub based in Liverpool's Fabric District.

Also up for the award Wirral based digital transformation specialists Evoke Creative who create interactive kiosks.

Jason collected his award at a glitzy ceremony in Manchester on November 22.

He told the Globe: "We were asked to submit our entry in Summer and by October we found out that we had been shortlisted for the final 10.

"It then went to public vote and we had a really good response, we were the only entry from Liverpool and Evoke were the only entry from Wirral.

"Last day the Manchester entry ended up with a influx of votes and they were in first place.

"What we didn't realise was that the judges' had a vote and that swayed it for us in the end which is unbelievable."

The Tapestry, on Kempston Street, once belonged to Jason's dad Charlie as a base for his printworks business.

Jason added: "My dad was there for 40 years until the early 2000s when he decided to retire.

"We wanted to keep it so my sister and I plus a good friend took it over and ended up taking any businesses who wanted to come in, we did that for around 13 years.

"A few things happened in the years following but we were eventually left with a blank canvas.

"That's when we spoke with the people behind Baltic Creative and they were really interested in creating something special in the fabric district.

"They have been really helpful and we've taken inspiration from them."

The Tapestry now boasts two cafe/bars, one outdoor event space, four indoor event spaces and 24 workspaces.

It has retained an industrial feel and has adaptable spaces with different character and uses.

The public vote of Inspired Spaces North attracted more than 6,000 votes in total.

Jason concluded: "I would just like to thank everyone for their votes for us and the judges for believing in The Tapestry, it's greatly appreciated."