The Liverpool ECHO is on the look-out for the very best of the business world as it launches the Regional Business Awards 2020.
Now in their 26th year, the awards honour endeavour and ingenuity across the city region, from young entrepreneurs to the biggest companies in all sectors.
Free to enter and supported by Liverpool Business School at Liverpool John Moores University and Manchester Airport Group, they are organised by the ECHO along with its sister magazine, the Liverpool City Region Business Post.
Judges have called them a “great opportunity” to showcase your business and celebrate your achievements, with the deadline for entries April 3. The winners will be announced at a black-tie ceremony and dinner at Liverpool’s stunning Rum Warehouse, in Stanley Dock, on Thursday, June 18.
Editor-in-chief of the Liverpool ECHO and City Region Business Post, Alistair Machray, said: “The Liverpool ECHO – Merseyside’s best-selling newspaper and a digital brand experiencing extraordinary audience growth – is delighted once again to host the awards, and we are thrilled to be joined by Liverpool John Moores University as headline sponsors, and are grateful too, to our award category sponsors for their support, Merseyrail, BNY Mellon Pershing, the Community Foundation for Merseyside and United Utilities.
Nisha Katona MBE, LJMU graduate in Law and owner of restaurant chain Mowgli will be the guest speaker with TV’s Lucy Meacock and Tony Morris hosting.
Liverpool Business School is part of the Faculty of Business & Law at LJMU and a provider of business education for over 30 years.
Courses for Leadership
Pro vice-chancellor of the Faculty, Professor Tim Nicholl said: “We recognise the impact that trained managers have on transforming business performance, and work across sectors and organisations to develop leaders and managers.
“We believe the government apprenticeship scheme is an opportunity to enable this transformation and have designed a range of flexible management programmes, mapped to the apprenticeship standards.
“The courses enable businesses to meet organisational training needs and staff to realise their potential, just as companies entering this year’s Awards are realising their potential.
“Good luck to all entrants and please get your entries in, the clock is ticking.”
The Awards categories are:
- New Business of the Year
- Business of the Year (up to 50 employees)
- Business of the Year (51-250 employees)
- Business of the Year (over 250 employees)
- Corporate Social Responsibility Award
- Outstanding Charity Support Award
- International Business of the Year
- Knowledge Business of the Year
- Creative Impact Award
- Young Business Person of the Year
- Business Person of the Year