Project Description


This award will recognise the importance of independent businesses and organisations based in Knowsley and the contribution that they make towards growing the local economy.

This award will go to a strong independent business or organisation from any sector or industry that has a distinctive character, demonstrates innovation in their products and/or services, and delivers first class customer service. The judges will be looking for evidence of the ‘personality’ of the business, together with the qualities that make the business successful including a customer focused approach.

Category criteria

  • The ‘personality’ of the business, what makes the business a success

  • Customer service

  • Involvement with your local community

  • Adaptability to change

  • Growth and financial performance

  • Key achievements

  • Workforce development and training

  • 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

  • Future Growth plans and contribution to Knowsley

This is a brand-new award for 2019 – make history and be our first-ever winner!

“Knowsley Safari is a perfect backdrop to what is Knowsley’s most prestigious and highly anticipated business event in the city region calendar.

The reputation of the awards grows each year as does the prestige associated with winning.  With 850 guests in attendance last year the shortlisted companies gained the recognition they deserved in front of a high calibre business audience.

The success experienced here in Knowsley is a powerful endorsement to why companies should enter and attend.”

Lesley Martin-Wright, Knowsley Chamber of Commerce
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