Project Description


These awards (one for companies with 1-49 employees and one for companies with 50+ employees) will recognise the significant impact that manufacturing has on Knowsley’s growth and economy.

Celebrating excellence and best practice in one of Knowsley’s leading sectors, the Judges are looking for an innovative business model and a commitment to first class customer satisfaction. A business that represents the ‘Made in Knowsley’ brand.

Category criteria

  • A business with a strong trading history showing continued growth and investment

  • A business that is viewed by its peers and customers as a leader in their field

  • Evidence of success e.g. How you lead in your field, what plans you have for the continued success of the business and why you chose Knowsley as your location

  • What innovative practices, processes, systems or technologies have been implemented?

  • Social value of the business or organisation e.g. 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

  • Reasons why you stand out from the crowd

Dairy Crest was one of last year’s winners in the larger business category – why not take a moment to read what their Operations Director Mark Youds had to say about what winning meant to their team in Kirkby.

“We were thoroughly delighted to win the award for Manufacturing Excellence – it is fantastic recognition of the efforts and commitment of the whole of the Dairy Crest Kirkby workforce. Dairy Crest is proud to be part of the Knowsley Business Community.”

Mark Youds, Dairy Crest
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