THE nominations for this year's Wirral Business Awards have been revealed.

The winners will be announced during a ceremony at the Floral Pavilion Theatre in New Brighton on Friday, June 21, hosted by BBC Breakfast and Football Focus presenter Dan Walker.

The competition is organised by Wirral Chamber of Commerce in partnership with Mills Media.

The nominations are, as follows:

Newcomer of the year:

  • AJ and Friends
  • Concept Corner
  • EV Range Extender
  • Premier Project Services

Rising star:

  • Andrew Hess, Kingsbridge Insurance Brokers
  • Dionne Thomas, hi-impact consultancy
  • Georgie Betts, Bettsy & Co
  • Kim Rainford, Glenville Walker and Partners

Business person of the year:

  • Barbara Gardner Sharp, Three Dimensional Training
  • John Toner, Teledyne CML Composites
  • Paul Jordan, Hoist UK
  • Paul Malone, MovingSoon


  • Brooklet Farm And Livery
  • Energy Projects Plus
  • Mere Brook House
  • Smylies

Outstanding customer service

  • Auger
  • Caffe Cream
  • Last Minute Care & Nursing
  • Vigo IT Solutions

Charity in the community

  • Claire House Children's Hospice
  • Neo Community
  • Tranmere Rovers in the Community
  • Wirral Youth Zone

Energy and environmental business of the year:

  • Beech Group
  • Complete Training Solutions Ltd
  • Stiebel Eltron UK
  • Virtus

Financial and professional business of the year:

  • Bathgate Business Finance
  • Bridging Finance Solutions
  • Jackson Lees Group
  • The Contact Company

Digital, creative and technology business of the year:

  • Digital Associate (Mktg) Ltd
  • Hi-impact consultancy
  • Maxweb
  • Zircom

Manufacturing business of the year:

  • Capital Reinforcing Ltd
  • Hoist UK
  • Pharmapac
  • Teledyne CML Composites

Construction business of the year:

  • Capital Reinforcing Ltd
  • Heightsafe Systems Ltd
  • JD Engineering NW Ltd
  • YPG Developments Ltd

Visitor economy business of the year:

  • Argyle Satellite Limited
  • Leasowe Castle
  • Port Sunlight Village Trust
  • Village Hotels

Outstanding business of the year:

  • To be announced on the awards night

Andrew Mills, managing director of Mills Media said "We look forward to welcoming you to what will undoubtedly be a fantastic evening with some of the best business talent on show."

Paula Basnett, chief executive at Wirral Chamber of Commerce added: "The decisions of which companies or individuals went forward to the final was extremely difficult as there were so many very worthwhile applications.

"But as a judging panel we had to make those choices and we have arrived at what we feel is a comprehensive list which covers a wide range of business sectors.

"These are of outstanding quality, each showing great ambition, enterprise and certainly represent the fantastic work which is carried out in our business community."