Knowsley Business Awards 2022 – Celebrating Business Success
This year’s Knowsley Business Awards celebrated business success and achievements with hundreds of guests from across the North West.
Returning after a two-year absence, due to the pandemic, this year’s ceremony was an evening bursting with celebration.
Held at the Grand Marquee at Knowsley Safari, it was a celebration of Knowsley’s ambitious and flourishing business community, of the organisations and individuals across Knowsley who are making a valuable contribution to the local and regional economy.
“We have waited a long time to come together again as a business community to celebrate our achievements. Unfortunately, the pandemic meant this was the first Knowsley Business Awards in two years but it really was a wonderful event that showcased everything we have in the borough.
“We know how difficult the pandemic was for our residents but last night we celebrated the many Knowsley businesses and organisations that went the extra mile during this time to support our community, whilst they themselves were in a period of uncertainty – certainly testament to the to the amazing people we have here in Knowsley. And this spirit of generosity continued with the contributions many people made to the local foodbank.
“I am really proud of the remarkable business community we have here in Knowsley and the Business Awards gave us the opportunity to celebrate and showcase their achievements. I offer a huge congratulations to all of the winners, those highly commended and everyone who was shortlisted.
“The event was a huge success, and I’d like to offer my thanks to the Award sponsors for their support of this year’s event. Without their sponsorship, the event would not be possible.”
Incredible Edible, based at Court Hey Park, received the Community Award (small business, for their work with the local community to grow food and nurture an interest in growing food and improving health through education and teaching.
A total of thirteen awards were presented on the evening and 19 Highly Commended awards.
The Knowsley Business Awards 2022 winners are:
Housing Development of the Year – Anwyl Homes Lancashire
Employee of the Year – Dominic Wright, Enrich Education
Commercial Development of the year – PLP
Net Zero Champion – Roberts Recycling
Contractor of the Year – Kier Construction
Community Award (small businesses) – Incredible Edible
Community Award (large business) Alchemic Kitchen
Micro Business of the Year – ACR Group
Corporate Social Responsibility Award – Livv Housing Group
Small Business of the Year – JJ Smith & Co (Woodworking Machinery)
Innovation Award – Beverston Engineering
Best Newcomer Award – eStar Truck and Van
Medium Business of the Year – Applied Nutrition
On the evening, Knowsley Council was presented with an award to recognise the contribution it had made towards supporting local businesses and residents during the covid-19 pandemic, this was presented by Alan Seely, Chair of Knowsley Chamber to Cllr Graham Morgan, Leader of Knowsley Council and Mike Harden, Chief Executive, Knowsley Council.
Cllr Graham Morgan, Leader of Knowsley Council and Mike Harden, Chief Executive, Knowsley Council.
Knowsley Council was presented with an award to recognise the contribution it had made towards supporting local businesses and residents during the covid-19 pandemic, this was presented by Alan Seely, Chair of Knowsley Chamber to Cllr Graham Morgan, Leader of Knowsley Council and Mike Harden, Chief Executive, Knowsley Council.
Supporting Local Charities
As in previous years, the Charity Auction at the ceremony raised money for the Mayor of Knowsley’s chosen charity. This year, the Mayor of Knowsley, Cllr Eddie Connor is supporting Friends of Bluebell Park which provides educational, recreational and sensory activities, experiences, equipment and resources for children and young people with disabilities. A total of £7,000 was raised on the night and Alfred Knight kindly donated £3,000 to take the total to £10,000.
The Mayor and Mayoress of Knowsley
Guests attending this year’s awards ceremony were asked to kindly provide their support to those most impacted by the cost-of-living crisis by bringing donations for the local foodbank. A huge collection of generous donations was collected on the evening. Knowsley based Contenur provided wheelie bins on the night to collect the donations.
The Leader of Knowsley Council, Cllr Graham Morgan brings donations for the Knowsley Food Bank at the Business Awards 2022
The Knowsley Business Awards would not be possible without the generous support from external sponsors. This year’s sponsors are:
Jaguar Land Rover
Liverpool City Region Combined Authority
Genr8 Kajima Regeneration
Knowsley Community College
The Dean Trust
Taylor Rose MW
North Mersey Business Centre
4th Industrial Management Ltd