Commercial Investment of the Year

This award provides an opportunity to showcase the outstanding work you are doing in Knowsley and is open to all commercial developers or occupiers who have either developed, let or sold commercial premises during the last 12 months.  For the purposes of this award ‘development’ covers both the new build and refurbishment of commercial premises.

To be eligible for this award investment/construction must have commenced on site or been completed between January 2022 to July 2023.

In shortlisting, judges will consider the evidence provided for the following:

  • Quality of design / finish / use of space, innovation, affordability, environmental factors (energy efficiency, low running costs etc).

  • A scheme(s) that has/will deliver real change to an area, and/or a response to a local or social need.

  • Corporate values. For example, approach to recruitment, retention, development and health and wellbeing of staff, managers, and directors, effective leadership and management.

  • Demonstrating social value, for example apprenticeships (created/sustained), supporting young people into work, use of local suppliers, use of local skills/labour, bringing other businesses into the supply chain, community engagement/involvement.

  • Demonstrating Environment, Social and Governance (ESG), for example the company’s impact on society, the environment (including net zero), and how transparent and accountable it is.

  • Evidence of how the scheme has helped to promote Knowsley as a ‘Place to live, work, visit and invest’, future plans and contribution to Knowsley.

  • Before and after photographs

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