Development of the Year Award – Sponsored by Lead Sponsor Maro Developments

Maro Developments are proud to be lead sponsor of the Knowsley Business Awards having received the Regeneration Partnership of the Year Award in 2014 for the development of Matalan’s new £54m Head Office and Distribution Centre, facilitating its relocation to Knowsley Business Park.

Corporate Social Responsibility – Sponsored by Jaguar Land Rover

Jaguar Land Rover is the UK’s largest automotive manufacturer, built around two iconic British car brands: Land Rover, the world’s leading manufacturer of premium all-wheel-drive vehicles; and Jaguar, one of the world’s premier luxury sports saloon and sports car marques.

SME of the Year – Sponsored by Knowsley Chamber

Knowsley Chamber is delighted and proud to be a sponsor of the Knowsley Business Awards.

Exporter of the Year – Sponsored by Liverpool John Lennon Airport

Liverpool John Lennon Airport (LJLA) currently handles almost 5 million passengers per year with flights to over 60 destinations in the UK and across Europe.

Green Award – Sponsored by MRWA (in partnership with Suez)

As a statutory authority and with its District Council partners, MRWA takes a lead in advocating and delivering reuse, recycling, waste prevention, and the safe and effective disposal of household waste for Merseyside’s residents.

Small Business of the Year and Shortlisted Film – Sponsored by NEET TV

NeetTV was established in 2009 by Knowsley Enterprise Academy (KEA) to help young people from Knowsley who are not in education, employment or training (NEET).

Investment of the Year – Sponsored by Phase 8 Development Company

Phase 8 Development Company is a wholly owned subsidiary of Knowsley Development Trust Ltd.

Newcomer of the Year – Sponsored by The Dean Trust

The Dean Trust is a Multi Academy Trust comprising of 5 secondary schools and 4 primary schools.

Retailer of the Year – Sponsored by Volair

Volair Limited is a company owned by the Council and operates the Council’s leisure estate for the benefit of the community on a ‘not for profit basis’.

Transport and Logistics Business of the Year – Sponsored by Northern Logistics Academy

The Northern Logistics Academy is a logistics and transport training specialist, with two sites based in Kirkby and St Helens. 

Employee/Team of the Year – Sponsored by Knowsley Safari

Knowsley Safari was opened in 1971 and remains one of the region’s most popular visitor destinations, consistently attracting half a million visitors each year.

Manufacturer of the Year – Sponsored by Network Space

Network Space has been buying, building and managing commercial property since 1981. A long-term philosophy coupled with specialisation in small-to-medium sized industrial property means that we have grown to become one of the North’s leading and most active participants in the sector.