Businesses in Liverpool and Sefton are encouraged to make a nomination for the Liverpool Chamber Innovation in Business Awards, which take place for the first time at World Museum.
The awards will again celebrate those businesses and individuals who have driven their organisation forward throughout the year.
Each category presents a traditional award to an outstanding business in the field, alongside a supplementary special award for an innovator that has modernised to the advantage of their business, team and wider community.
Winners will be announced at a gala dinner at the historic venue on William Brown Street on Thursday 17 November, marking the beginning of a new strategic partnership between World Museum and Liverpool Chamber. It will be followed by an official after-show event at DWNTWN on Harrington Street.
Four new award categories have been added this year, including Customer Excellence, New Business, plus two new Responsible Business awards for Social & Governance and Environment. Other categories include International, Skills & Employability and Young Person, as well as two categories for Business of the Year for firms with more or fewer than 30 employees.
Liverpool Chamber patron Blok ‘N’ Mesh is the headline sponsor of this year’s awards and will also present a special Chair’s Award on the night, where more than 350 guests are likely to be in attendance.
Paul Cherpeau, chief executive of Liverpool Chamber, said:
“We are pleased to open nominations for this year’s Innovation in Business Awards and look forward to celebrating the resilience and innovation of so many fantastic businesses across the Liverpool City Region.
“We are especially excited that for the first time the awards ceremony will be held at World Museum, a world leader in preserving history and celebrating innovation and the perfect venue for the Innovation in Business Awards.”
Simon Worsley, COO of Blok ’N’ Mesh, said:
“We are proud to partner with our friends at Liverpool Chamber to present the 2022 Innovation Awards. As a company that has its manufacturing heart in the Liverpool City Region, we see the energy, the ambition and, of course, the innovation springing up all around us.
“We can’t wait to see the nominations and help celebrate their hard work and talent.”
World Museum is the oldest of the museums and galleries in Liverpool, opening in 1853, just three years after the creation of Liverpool Chamber. It has expanded to become one of the great museums of the British regions, with collections and displays of life sciences, earth sciences and human cultures around the world.
Jamiejohn Anderson, Executive Director – Visitor Experience, Commercial and Operations at National Museums Liverpool, said:
“Celebrating innovation in the city deserves a first-class event, so we’re looking forward to working with the Liverpool Chamber of Commerce to create an unforgettable evening.
“As a space of wonder and inspiration, World Museum makes for the perfect backdrop for an event which recognises and rewards the most driven, ambitious, and creative local businesses and individuals.”