Nominees announced for Liverpool Chamber Annual Awards 2019

Wed, October 23rd, 2019

Liverpool Chamber of Commerce has announced the nominees for its Annual Dinner..

Liverpool Chamber of Commerce has announced the nominees for its Annual Dinner and Awards, with six categories recognising businesses and individuals who are driving forward the responsible business agenda across the Liverpool City Region.

Widely regarded as one of the most prestigious business black tie events in the city region, the Liverpool Chamber Annual Dinner and Awards with headline sponsors Turkish Airlines, will be held at Anfield, the iconic home of Liverpool Football Club on 14th November 2019.

Victoria Grimes, reporter and presenter at BAFTA winning ITV Granada Reports will host the evening.

The Keynote speaker is Karen Blackett OBE, an internationally renowned business leader with a proven track record in creating vibrant cultures, energising teams and consistently delivering business growth and success. Karen is the UK country manager for WPP, the worlds largest marketing services group and is Chairwoman of MediaCom, the biggest media agency in the UK.

The six categories include Responsible Employer of the Year Award, sponsored by SP Energy Networks, Workplace Health and Wellbeing Award, sponsored by SSC Safety Support Consultants, Equality and Diversity Award, sponsored by Liverpool Chamber, Exporter of the Year Award, sponsored by Liverpool John Lennon Airport, Digital and Technology Award, sponsored by CGI and Local Hero Award, sponsored by the University of Liverpool Management School.

Paul Cherpeau, chief executive of Liverpool Chamber, said:

“This year's Liverpool Chamber Awards celebrates those businesses, large and small, who are delivering dynamic and sustainable economic growth across the Liverpool city region. Many of our local businesses continue to achieve great success across a wide range of areas, strengthening both their competitive advantage, profitability and sustainability.

“These awards represent a genuine celebration of business achievement and societal impact. We look forward to welcoming finalists, winners and guests to our showpiece event of the year.”

The Liverpool Chamber of Commerce Awards’ recognises the importance of future leaders, providing a platform to honour change makers and seeks to inspire those to believe that dreams are achievable.

Karen Blackett OBE, said:

“I firmly believe that creativity is fuelled by diversity of thought. This leads to business success and ultimately growth. However, unless talent from all walks of life has the opportunity to rise, shine and contribute, then we cannot unlock true creativity and the best ideas. Emphasis should be to drive growth by developing truly diverse and inclusive teams where people can bring their whole selves to work. Teams that reflect modern Britain. Teams that are creative, dynamic, vibrant and win. In order to do this, a focus must be on eradicating inequality and widening the door so that talent can shine. It's a commercial imperative.”

The Liverpool Chamber of Commerce Awards will recognise the dynamic business that are making substantial economic and societal impacts in their community, awards are important as it means that others can see success and believe it is possible for them too.

The Liverpool Chamber of Commerce Annual Dinner and Awards takes place on Thursday 14th November 2019. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased via the Chamber website

The full shortlist for this year's nominees includes:

Responsible Employer of the Year


The Carroll Group

Construction Impact Framework

Steven A. Hunt & Associates

Walton Flooring Centre

Workplace Health and Wellbeing

Aloft hotel by Marriot

Nationwide Management Services

Clarke Energy

Imagine Independence


Equality and Diversity

Transpennine Express


Exporter of the Year

Tithebarn LTD




Digital and Technology

Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine


Face for Business



Local Hero

James Battle - Nationwide Management Services

Sara Lawton - Construction Impact Framework

Robin Spencer Baynes MBE - Liverpool Heartbeat/GRP Roofing

Steve Hunt - Steven A. Hunt & Associates

James Harper - Walton Flooring Centre

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